Candidates prepare for Bryan County Sheriff election Tuesday

Published: Jun. 29, 2020 at 7:45 PM CDT
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BRYAN COUNTY, Okla. (KXII) - Oklahomans are preparing for Tuesday’s primary elections, including the 3 Republican candidates for Bryan County Sheriff.

Current Sheriff Johnny Christian, and his opponents Steve Nabors and Charles ‘Butch’ Boucher are vying for the job of Sheriff.

“When I first took office I made sure that they, when they bed their heads at night that we have 24 hour coverage, and I still stick to that,” said Christian.

“I want to be fully staffed, and I’ve got a lot of interest outside law enforcement that’s contacted me that will allow me to obtain that status,” said Nabors.

“We’re going to up the response time and put on some more staff hopefully if the budget allows so we can get the citizens what they deserve,” said Boucher.

All 3 Sheriff hopefuls have many years with law enforcement under their belt, but what do each candidate say Bryan County needs in a Sheriff?

All 3 candidates for Bryan County Sheriff are hopeful to wear the badge.
All 3 candidates for Bryan County Sheriff are hopeful to wear the badge.(KXII)

“They need a Sheriff that is not only responsible and held accountable by the citizens, but a Sheriff that is accessible,” said Nabors.

“Bryan County needs a leader. They need somebody that is gonna be an advocate for them,” said Boucher.

“You’ve got to lead, you’ve got to lead by example. You’ve got to be open to any updates. You gotta be open to expanding your boundaries,” said Christian.

It’s Nabors and Boucher’s first time running and Christian’s first time up for re-election.

“We feel really, really good about it, and we hope we continue to serve another 4 years,” said Christian.

All say it’s a fair contest, and that they are all qualified for the job.

“It’s been a very eye-opening experience, and I wish the other candidates well,” said Nabors.

“I’m excited, but you know I’m a godly man, and if God wants me to be the Sheriff of Bryan County, I’ll be the Sheriff. If God doesn’t want me to be the Sheriff of Bryan County and I don’t get elected, it’s all in his plans,” said Boucher.

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