SHERIDAN — Incumbent Grant County Sheriff Ray Vance will serve another two-year term after Tuesday night's win over his Democratic opponent Tim Green and having no Republican candidates running against him.
SHERIDAN — Incumbent Grant County Sheriff Ray Vance will serve another two-year term after Tuesday night’s win over his Democratic opponent Tim Green and having no Republican candidates running against him.
Unofficial results show Vance received 1,767 votes to Green’s 416 votes. This left Vance carrying the election by 81 percent, or winning with a total of 1,351 more votes than his opponent. He carried the majority vote in 19 of the county’s precincts.
Vance was elected to serve his first term in 2010. He was a North Little Rock fireman for 25 years before retiring in 2011 after being elected sheriff. He also served as Grant County Justice of the Peace for District 4 from 2003 to 2011 when he was sworn in as sheriff.
During Tuesday’s Primary Election, 2,923 voters turned out to the polls to cast ballots, which is 34 percent of Grant County’s 8,543 registered voters.
“I appreciate everyone’s support throughout this campaign,” Vance said. “I think the citizens of Grant County deserve a good sheriff and I believe I am that person. I will continue to do the best job I can for the citizens of Grant County and look forward to many more years serving the fine folks this county.”
Green of Hensley is a 15-year law enforcement veteran and a deputy with the Saline County Sheriff’s Department.
“I would like to congratulate Donald Ray Vance for receiving the majority of the votes for the Sheriff’s race,” Green said. “I also want to thank each and every person that supported me through my campaign.”