By Max Hrenda
Chris Mathes said he had two great accomplishments in his life.
The first was being a father to his 5-year-old son, C.J. The second, he said, was serving the citizens of Carter County for the last eight years.
It was with that in mind, Mathes said, that he will seek a third term as the sheriff of Carter County.
“I’ve never cared about anything more than the people of Carter County,” Mathes said. “We’ve been able to do a lot of great things in this office. I hope that the voters will see the improvements that we’ve made.”
Mathes filed his paperwork for re-election at the Election Commission office on Monday afternoon. He made his official announcement during a press conference on Tuesday morning.
For more on his announcement, look for the story in tomorrow’s edition of the Star.