A former Pulaski County sheriff’s deputy who now investigates insurance coverage fraud for the state plans to run for county sheriff as a Republican, in response to a information launch.
Paul “Blue” Keller, who can be a retired Military officer, will search the Republican nomination for the place and run in opposition to Democrat incumbent Sheriff Eric Higgins, who introduced in July that he would search reelection.
Within the launch Keller cited oaths to guard that he took within the navy and as a Pulaski County deputy as his inspiration to run for sheriff. Keller retired as an Military lieutenant colonel after serving at residence and overseas.
He harassed the significance of a totally staffed, well-trained and outfitted sheriff’s workplace to maintain the county’s residents secure.
“Our deputies will need to have confidence in themselves, their gear, and their comrades — which all stem from competent management that evokes confidence,” Keller mentioned within the launch.
Keller additionally referred to as for an excellent working relationship with the Quorum Court docket and a clear funds for the legislation enforcement company.
“There ought to by no means be surprises in relation to the sheriff’s funds,” Keller wrote.
Keller is deputy commissioner over the Prison Investigation Division of the Arkansas Insurance coverage Division, main a crew that appears into reviews of insurance coverage fraud.
The Pulaski County major elections are on Might 24, with early voting beginning Might 9, and the overall election is Nov. 8, with early voting opening Oct. 24.