Freddie Sanders will officially announce his candidacy for Richmond County Sheriff at 3 p.m. Monday behind the Municipal Building on Greene Street.
Sanders, who completed college and law school while working for the sheriff’s office, told The Augusta Chronicle his platform is simple: law and order.
“I’m going to arrest and prosecute these burglars and thieves,” he said.
Sanders is the first candidate to announce he’ll run as a Republican in heavily Democratic Richmond County.
Previous announced candidates – sheriff’s Capt. Scott Peebles, Lt. Robbie Silas, Lt. John Ivey and Richmond County School Safety Lt. Richard Roundtree – all said they’ll run as Democrats. Candidate qualifying does not begin until May 23.
Sanders, who expects others to join him on the Republican ticket for sheriff, said he’ll campaign on arresting criminals and holding them accountable.