Sheriff Crabtree won't seek re-election
Sheriff makes intentions clear day before candidate filing opens
Sep 11, 2013 | 2 Comments
By Nathalie Hardy
Of the News-Register
Yamhill County Sheriff Jack Crabtree announced this afternoon that he will not seek re-election, leaving the sheriff position wide open for the first time in 12 years.
Crabtree said he notified his staff on the eve of opening day for filing for running in the May primary elections with the Yamhill County Clerk's office. He said he wanted them to know before word spread.
He also said he felt he needed to make his intentions clear to those who might consider running for the position. He said that it wouldn't be fair to those wanting to run, or those wanting time to get to know their candidates if he'd waited to make his announcement.
"I can think of no higher honor than to know you have entrusted this high office to me for so many years," said Crabtree in a press release issued this afternoon.
See Friday's paper for more.
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