CLARK COUNTY, Ill. (WTHI) - Clark County has a new Republican nominee for Sheriff. Deputy Bill Brown won the primary race with 65% of the votes.
He defeated the other candidate, Deputy Derrick Sanders. People are crediting this Sheriff’s race for breaking records with voter turnout.
Clark County had a 40% voter turnout. They say this is extremely high for a primary race.
Brown says if he's elected in November, he has his eyes set on tighter safety measures in school.
“One primary thing I really want to focus on is school safety,” said Brown. “With everything going on in the school today, I want to make sure our Sheriff’s Office is a part of keeping every school, every child, every student safe in this county when they go to school.”
No one has entered the Sheriff’s race for the Democrats yet. They have until June 4 to do so. If no one enters, Brown will become the next Sheriff for Clark County.