Potts first to file for Sheriff's seat in Atchison Co

(KAIR)--Citing "over 20 years of law enforcement experience, 10 years of military leadership experience, and formal education in the fields of criminology and forensic psychology," Lancaster resident Adam Potts has filed to seek the position of Atchison County Sheriff.

According to documents provided by the Atchison County Clerk's Office, Potts filed Wednesday to seek election to the office, challenging fellow Republican, incumbent Sheriff Jack Laurie.

Potts, in a release issued the day of his filing, says his goal is "that the citizens of Atchison County feel safe and that the Atchison Sheriff- Department truly operates to serve and protect its constituents,” adding that he would "bring experience, proven leadership, education, and respect for the citizens of Atchison County to the office of Sheriff," an office where the release says he worked for 15-years.

Laurie has not yet filed for reelection.

Also filing, so far unchallenged for the August primary election, is incumbent Republican Atchison County Clerk Michelle Phillips, who filed Tuesday.

Previously filing in February are two Republican incumbents seeking reelection to the Atchison County Commission, Casey Quinn, of the 3rd District, and Eric Noll, of the 2nd District.

Candidates have until noon, June 3rd to file at the County Clerk's Office.

The primary election will be held August 6th and the general election will take place November 5th.

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