When is the last time an incumbent sheriff in Roane County had just one opponent?
Prior to the 2010 election, you would have to go back more than 30 years to find an example.
“That was odd,” Sheriff Jack Stockton said, of this year’s race in which he faced just one opponent. “I don’t remember a one-on-one race.”
The sheriff’s race usually has a crowded field. When Stockton won his first term in 2006, he was one of six candidates.