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Posted: Wednesday, 23 July 2014 8:50PM

Escue withdraws from Sheriff's race

Democratic candidate for Grayson County Sheriff, Keith Escue, has notified K105 that he is withdrawing from November's General Election.

Escue told K105, via email:

"It is with regret that I announce that I am withdrawing from the race for the office of Sheriff. I have great respect for the office, the candidates that put their time and effort into running for office, and for the people of Grayson County. I am aware of the time and attention that would be necessary to run a successful race and with some recent changes in my professional life I am not able to give the time and attention that the people of Grayson County deserve  I appreciate all the support and well wishes that I have received along the way. I would like to congratulate Norman Chaffins and wish him all the best as the next sheriff of Grayson County."

Escue confirmed by telephone his decision to leave the race, saying that he planned to make his withdrawal official by filling out the necessary paperwork at the County Clerk's office tomorrow, if possible.

Of course, Escue's withdrawal paves the way for Republican Norman Chaffins to take over as Grayson County Sheriff at the end of Rick Clemons' term.

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