Ten candidates qualify for Henry County Sheriff

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Be sure and visit our Sheriff 2020 web page for additional information including candidate questionnaires.

In what looks to be one of the most heavily debated elections in Henry County in 2020, ten candidates have qualified in the race to succeed Keith McBrayer as Henry County Sheriff. McBrayer is retiring at the end of the year after three terms in office and over forty years of service to the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.

The primary for both democratic and republican candidates is on May 19. If no candidate receives a majority in either primary, the top two vote getters in that particular party will advance to a late summer runoff. The general election is in November.

Available information about each candidate has been included below. Links to candidates’ Facebook pages and / or websites have been provided where possible.

Candidates are grouped by party then listed in alphabetical order by last name.

Democratic Primary

Tony Brown

  • Years in Law Enforcement: 20+
  • Work Experience: United States Air Force (retired) – Military Intelligence Officer, trained Military Police, and experience as a Federal Special Investigator
  • Facebook page | Website

Marion D. Calhoun

Curtis S. Farmer

  • Years in Law Enforcement: 25
  • Work Experience: Fulton County Sheriff’s Office (retired)
  • Website

Gazzara Ricardo Hill

  • Years in Law Enforcement: 28
  • Work Experience: Police Captain (current), United States Navy

Brian McGee

  • Years in Law Enforcement: 28
  • Work Experience: Fulton County Sheriff’s Office (retired), United States Army (1986–91)
  • Facebook page | Website

Reginald Scandrett

  • Years in Law Enforcement: 30
  • Work Experience: DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office (retired)
  • Facebook page | Website

Eric J. Wilson

  • Years in Law Enforcement: 25+ (23 in Henry)
  • Work Experience: Henry County District Attorney’s Office (current), Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Henry County Police Department, United States Marine Corps
  • Facebook page | Website

Republican Primary

Willie Brown

  • Years in Law Enforcement: 15
  • Work Experience: Henry County Sheriff’s Office, United States Navy (twenty-one years)
  • Facebook page | Website

Kenny Lee

  • Years in Law Enforcement: 24
  • Work Experience: Clayton County Department of Corrections
  • Facebook page

Jack Redlinger

  • Years in Law Enforcement: 37
  • Work Experience: Newton County Sheriff’s Office, Atlanta Police Department (retired)
  • Facebook page | Website
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