DeWitt County Sheriff’s Deputy Carl Bowen announced plans to file as a candidate for sheriff in the 2016 general election.
Filing for the general election begins Nov. 14. Sheriff Jode Zavesky has issued a statement that he will not seek re-election.
Serving as investigations sergeant with the sheriff’s office, Bowen, 51, has been member of the department since 1998. He started as a patrol deputy and is now third in command at the sheriff’s office.
“I have dedicated my career to public service and dedicated the majority of that career to the citizens of DeWitt County,” Bowen said.
“Early on in my career, my mentors and my supervisors helped influence me to be a student of my profession, to use every day as a learning experience and never lose sight of why I became a deputy in the first place,” he said.