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46 sheriffs line up behind Sparks

Several sheriffs throw their support to Ron Sparks for governor. (Source: Sparks campaign) Several sheriffs throw their support to Ron Sparks for governor. (Source: Sparks campaign)

MONTGOMERY, AL - Sheriffs from 46 of Alabama's 67 counties endorsed Ron Sparks for governor Wednesday.

"The majority of sheriffs in Alabama support Ron Sparks because we know he is a strong supporter of law enforcement and has worked with all of us during his time as Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries. We know he has the leadership and vision to guide Alabama strongly through the next four years," said Sheriff Mike Blakely of Limestone County. "That is why we have come together to show our support for him."

Sparks said in a news release that the endorsement proved he is committed to working with everybody across the state to take Alabama forward.

"I am honored that these law enforcement leaders from every corner of the state have chosen to endorse me. It is great news that sheriffs from every corner of our state support me and my campaign for governor. They are leaders in their community and I have the highest respect for all of them. I am committed to working with them to help keep our communities and families safe. They know law enforcement is a top priority of mine, and their support will help take us to victory on Nov. 2."

Sparks faces Republican gubernatorial candidate Dr. Robert Bentley in the November election.

The sheriffs who threw their support to Sparks are:

Barbour

Sheriff LeRoy D. Upshaw

Bullock

Sheriff Buck Rodgers

Butler

Sheriff Kenny Harden

Calhoun

Sheriff Larry Amerson

Chambers

Sheriff Sid Lockhart

Cherokee

Sheriff Jeff Shaver

Choctaw

Sheriff James Lovette

Clarke

Sheriff Bobby Moore

Clay

Sheriff Jean Alexander

Cleburne

Sheriff Joe Jacks

Colbert

Sheriff Ronnie May

Conecuh

Sheriff Edwin Booker

Covington

Sheriff Dennis Meeks

Crenshaw

Sheriff Charles West

Cullman

Sheriff Tyler Roden

Dallas

Sheriff Harris Huffman, Jr.

DeKalb

Sheriff Jimmy Harris

Fayette

Sheriff Rodney Ingle

Franklin

Sheriff Larry Plott

Greene

Sheriff George Cook

Hale

Sheriff Kenny Ellis

Henry

Sheriff William K. Maddox

Jackson

Sheriff Dennis Miller

Lamar

Sheriff Terry Perkins

Lauderdale

Sheriff Ronnie Willis

Lawrence

Sheriff Gene Mitchell

Limestone

Sheriff Mike Blakely

Lowndes

Sheriff Chip Williams

Macon

Sheriff David Warren

Marengo

Sheriff Jesse Langley

Marion

Sheriff Kevin Williams

Marshall

Sheriff J. Scott Walls

Monroe

Sheriff Thomas Tate

Montgomery

Sheriff David T. Marshall

Perry

Sheriff James Hood

Pickens

Sheriff David Abston

Pike

Sheriff Russell Thomas

Randolph

Sheriff Jeff Fuller

Russell

Sheriff Thomas F. Boswell

Sumter

Sheriff Johnny Hatter

Talladega

Sheriff Jerry Studdard

Tallapoosa

Sheriff Jimmy Abbett

Walker

Sheriff John Mark Tirey

Washington

Sheriff Richard Stringer

Wilcox

Sheriff Prince Arnold

Winston

Sheriff Ed Townsend

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