Crenshaw wins OC Sheriff’s Race

For the first time in over 20 years, Oconee County will have a new Sheriff.  Mike Crenshaw won the three-way petition candidate race with 54% of the vote. Crenshaw beat out Terry Wilson and Donnie Fricks.  “I felt good about the last weeks of the campaign, but I was overwhelmed and very humbled with the turnout.  Folks braved the cold, wind, and rain to vote and I am just very appreciative to the voters of Oconee County for the support they have given me and the confidence they have placed in me.  There is a big task ahead and I am looking forward to the challenge.” Crenshaw thanked his supporters for all their assistance with his campaign for Sheriff.  “The Crenshaw for Sheriff campaign was grass roots effort, just local folks that got out and talked to their neighbors.  I am just so appreciative.  It went right along with my campaign of building partnerships, earning trust, and I look forward to building on that come January.” Crenshaw will spend two weeks in Columbia in December with other newly elected sheriffs in the state taking training classes.  He assumes command of the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office from retiring Sheriff James Singleton in January.