Ten people hoping to replace Keith McBrayer as Henry County sheriff

Henry County residents will vote for sheriff, school board members in June primary.

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Henry County residents will vote for sheriff, school board members in June primary.

Ten people are hoping to fill the shoes of Keith McBrayer, who is retiring at the end of the year as Henry County Sheriff.

In the running are Republicans Willie Brown, Jack Redlinger and Kenneth Lee; and Democrats Tony Brown, Marion Calhoun, Curtis Farmer, Gazzara Ricardo Hill, Brian McGee, Reginald Scandrett and Eric Wilson.

The race joins the contest between incumbent Henry County Commission Chairwoman June Wood and challenger Carlotta Harrell as the most watched competitions this election cycle in the south metro community because of its changing demographics.

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Once a solidly white population at about 81 percent in 1980, Henry is about 50 percent minority these days. That has been reflected in the change last year to a majority black county commission.

Other races in the June primary include:

County Commission, District 2: Democrats, Dee Clemmons (I), Devlin Cleveland, Tina Marie Coria. Republican, Steve Richardson.

Clerk of Superior Court: Democrats, Sabriya Hill, Vanessa Thomas. Republican, Barbara Harrison.

Coroner: Democrats, Donald Cleveland (I), Joe Mack Eckler.

Board of Education, District 1: Pam Nutt (I), John Dewberry Jr.

Board of Education, District 2: Josh Hinton (I), Makenzie McDaniel, Sharon McMeans-Lukiri, Gewel Richardson

Board of Education, District 3: Holly Carter Cobb (I), Deborah Sykes