Rosser enters sheriff race

Feb. 18, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

With the filing of Democratic candidate Justin Rosser for sheriff, Lee County has its first official competitive race of 2014.

Rosser, 30, accompanied by his family, friends and supporters, filed to campaign for political office Monday. Republican incumbent Tracy Carter filed to seek re-election last week.

“I am looking to improve law enforcement here in Lee County,” Rosser said. “I want to increase community involvement with the department and improve transparency and accountability.”

A Broadway resident, Rosser is a patrol supervisor in the Apex Police Department and served as a Lee County deputy from 2004 to 2006.

“I am looking forward to a good, positive campaign based on the issues,” he said.

Filing for the 2014 election continues until noon Feb. 28 at the Lee County Board of Elections Office, located at 225 S. Steele St.

Lee County filings to date:

* Tracy Carter, Republican, for Lee County Sheriff.

* Timothy Sloan, Democrat, for the Lee County Board of Commissioners District 2 seat.

* Susie Thomas for the Lee County Clerk of Superior Court.

* Larry “Doc” Oldham, Democrat, for the Lee County Board of Commissioners District 4 seat.

* Richard Hayes, Democrat, for one of three Lee County Board of Education seats.

* Justin Rosser, Democrat, for Lee County Sheriff.