28 sheriffs to support Sparks for gov

Sparks with sheriff supporters
Sparks with sheriff supporters

TUSCALOOSA, AL - Gubernatorial candidate Ron Sparks has added 28 sheriffs from across Alabama to his list of supporters. The sheriffs cited Ron Sparks' long-standing commitment to law enforcement, many years of statewide service, and understanding of the challenges faced by Alabama's sheriffs as their reasons for supporting Sparks.

The Alabama sheriffs who endorsed Sparks Thursday were:

Leroy Upshaw, Barbour County        Keith Hannah, Bibb County

Kenny Harden, Butler County           Sid Lockhart, Chambers County

Kevin Davis, Chilton County             James Lovette, Choctaw County

Ronnie May, Colbert County             Edwin Booker, Conecuh County

Dennis Meeks, Covington County     Charles West, Crenshaw County

Tyler Roden, Cullman County            Harris Huffman, Dallas County

Jimmy Harris, Dekalb County            Rodney Ingle, Fayette County

Larry Plott, Franklin County              Gred Ward, Geneva County

Dennis Miller, Jackson County           Terry Perkins, Lamar County

Ronnie Willis, Lauderdale County     Mike Blakely, Limestone County

Kevin Williams, Marion County         Scott Walls, Marshall County

David Abston, Pickens County

Jimmy Abbett, Tallapoosa County     John Mark Tirey, Walker County

Richard Stringer, Washington County   Ed Townsend, Winston County

"I am extremely honored that these local law enforcement leaders have chosen to endorse me," Sparks said. "There is nobody in Alabama who appreciates our sheriffs more than I do.  I know these folks and I fully understand the importance of what they do.  I promise that I will continue to work with them to help keep our families and neighborhoods safe.