The hottest race in the primary runoff is in Harrison County where the sheriff is being challenged by a longtime member of his staff. It’s a county that will see a lot of new faces in key positions next year.
Troy Peterson, a 23-year employee of the office, said it has always been his goal to be sheriff. He said he thought his chance arrived when Sheriff Melvin Brisolara announced he would not run. Brisolara later changed his mind and got back in the race.