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Two remain in Democrat Lowndes sheriff race

By Alicia Eakin - bio | email

July 25, 2008

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Chris Prine and J. D. Yeager are the two candidates who won the primary and are now campaigning to win the run-off election next month.

Chris Prine has served on the state S.W.A.T team and state patrol. 

He says he wants to build a better working relationship with all city, county, and state law enforcers.

He believes his more than three decades of experience make him the perfect candidate to get the job done.  "I've had 34 years experience and that's what I'd like to bring back to Lowndes County.  I just want to get in there and do the very best job I can do for the community of Lowndes County."

But Captain J. D. Yeager believes he's the best man for the job. Yeager says being sheriff is a long time dream. If elected, he hopes to keep the position for years to come. He says he's worked hard at the sheriff's office for 16 years but still has big plans for the county's future.

"I believe the sheriff is a person who wants to serve the people, and I have a passion to do that.  That's always what I've done here in the community, and I've been doing it for 20 years.  I want this to be a safe place to live, work, and worship.  I've always wanted that, and that's what I've worked for."

The run-off election will be held Tuesday, August 5th.

The winner will take on Republican Candidate Freddie Taylor in November.

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