By DAMON LAWRENCE
The number 117 is ingrained in Jack Stockton’s mind.
That’s how many votes David Haggard beat him by in the 2002 race for Roane County sheriff.
Stockton believes he could have beaten Haggard easily had there not been a third candidate — Jeff Clower — in the race.
“I just think that the majority of the people in Roane County wanted a new sheriff and that third party split the vote up and he stayed in office again,” Stockton said.