Graves County Chief Deputy Davant Ramage is withdrawing his write-in campaign for sheriff due to his employer actively campaigning.
Ramage said in a letter on Wednesday he had spoken with Sheriff Dewayne Redmon about launching a campaign due to an "inexperienced individual" filing to be a write-in candidate.
He also said he discussed the possibility of Redmon dropping out of the race due to his current criminal case. Redmon is charged with possession of a controlled substance and official misconduct.
He said he would "love" to be elected Sheriff in the future but said he wanted to be "loyal to the man who hired me."
As Chief Deputy, Ramage will continue to oversee day to day operations, including law enforcement as ordered by the judge in Redmon's case.
Head Deputy and Election Officer Kim Gills said Robin Holmes, Bill Howard Harris and Michael Corey Apperson are the only candidates currently running write-in campaigns.