Bill Lucas officially announced Thursday that he plans to run for Bibb County sheriff.
The 60-year-old unsuccessfully ran against incumbent Jerry Modena in the Democratic primary in July 2008. Modena went on to defeat Republican challenger Warren “Scotty” Shepherd in the November election.
“My enthusiasm has not died nor has my passion,” Lucas said Thursday.
He said his campaign will focus on making Bibb County safer, re-energizing deputies, aiding the county’s youth, uniting area law enforcement and other goals.
Lucas has a background of working for the Georgia Department of Corrections as an inspector and later as the department’s director of inspections, compliance and policies. He also has worked as a consultant for the Georgia Attorney General’s Office.
Chief Deputy David Davis also has announced his candidacy.