Sheriff Campbell backs out of re-election

Washington County Sheriff Len Campbell announced Monday that he would not be seeking a second term as sheriff.

“After much soul-searching and prayer, I have decided to not seek re-election as your sheriff,” Campbell said. “I have enjoyed my time in service to you and feel I was placed in the right place at the right time. It has been my distinct pleasure to serve as sheriff, working with great people at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.”

Although Campbell had previously announced interest in continuing as sheriff, he explained that the decision to step down was not taken lightly.

“We have dealt with many challenges over the past three (plus) years and are proud to know the ‘opportunities to excel’ have all been handled proficiently and professionally,” he said.

Campbell was elected the Washington County Sheriff in 2018. Before becoming sheriff, he had a 30-plus year career in law enforcement, which includes the commander/captain for the Secretary of State Police. He is also a Viet Nam era veteran, U. S. Army, Military Police Corps.

Candidate Ross Schultze, who is vying for the Republican seat, is now running unopposed. The primary election is June 28.

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