Breaking News
More () »

Here's who is running for Clayton County sheriff

Voters can make their pick on March 21 during the special election.

Gabriella Nunez, Jon Shirek

Play Video

Close Video

Published: 9:48 PM EDT March 13, 2023
Updated: 5:02 PM EDT March 15, 2023

It's a crowded race to become Clayton County's next sheriff. 

Five candidates vying for votes, hoping to offer stability and safety as the county's next chief law enforcement officer. Residents can vote for their choice during the special election on March 21. Early voting is underway.

The effort to become the county's top law enforcement officer comes as part of the fallout for embattled former sheriff Victor Hill

Hill served four terms as sheriff before he was accused of federal civil rights violations. He was found guilty of violating the rights of six inmates while they were under his supervision and will be sentenced on those charges on March 14, a week before Clayton County voters can pick his successor.

As the sheriff's office works to move past Hill and his trial, candidates are promising a brighter future.

Learn about the people who want to be Clayton County's next sheriff below.

Before You Leave, Check This Out