TWIN FALLS • Twin Falls County Sheriff Tom Carter will seek another four-year term in office this fall.

Carter, 61, has been sheriff since 2008 when he beat three-term incumbent Wayne Tousley.

In a Tuesday announcement made through Facebook, Carter wrote he feels he has accomplished several goals he made when taking office: making deputies available to schools, increasing the K-9 unit and aggressively battling drugs throughout the county. While doing all that, he wrote, he maintained fiscal responsibility.

In the May primary election Carter, a Republican, will face challenger Jack Johnson, who is currently chief deputy at the Jerome County Sheriff’s Office.

No other candidates have emerged for the office, but filing for the election doesn’t start until Feb. 27. The primary election is May 15.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.