September 30, 2015 Edition
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Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Yates has announced that he will seek re-election.
Currently in his first term, Yates will be on the 2016 Democratic Primary ballot on March 1.
A native of Lawrence County, he is a Walnut Ridge High School graduate. He began his career in law enforcement in 1986 with the Walnut Ridge Police Department.
In 1988,he went to work for the Arkansas Highway Police, where he worked for 26 years. As a highway police officer, he was assigned to West Memphis, Little Rock, Searcy and Walnut Ridge.
He and his wife, Kellie, have two children.