Local sheriff’s races begin to shape up

What was to be a three man race for the republican nomination for Sheriff in Sanilac County is now down to two. Nathan Smith announced Tuesday that he is withdrawing from the race for Sanilac County Sheriff. That leaves Steve McKenney and Paul Rich as the two remaining candidates in Sanilac County. They will face each other on the August 4th ballot. Since there are no democratic candidates for Sheriff, the winner in August’s contest will be the defacto Sanilac County Sheriff come November. Late last year, current Sheriff Gary Binecki announced that he will not be seeking another term in office.

A similar situation has unfolded in the race for St. Clair County Sheriff. Matt King is unopposed in the Republican primary for St. Clair County Sheriff. This after Tim Donnellon announced earlier this year that he will not be seeking another term. Since King is not facing any opposition from the other side of the isle, he is likely to be named St. Clair County Sheriff come November.