Law Enforcement was my first career love. I spent 10 years working with police agencies with federal, state and local units of government, serving in Washington, D.C.; San Juan, Puerto Rico, Nashville and Knoxville, prior to being elected Mayor of Knoxville.
As Sheriff, I will be returning to my roots by serving in a position combining the best of two worlds – law enforcement and politics, two passions I have held all of my adult life.
Born: Cathage, Tennessee, Smith County
Married: Mary Pat Dukas, Sevier County, Tennessee
Our Children: Nicole, Scott, Ryan and Chad
Education: BS-Political Science – Middle Tennessee State University
Law Degree – University of Tennessee