The future sheriff will be chosen this Saturday and now the hopefuls have been named.
Of the nine people listed, the Republican party will have to it narrow down to one.
Putnam County Republican Chairman Larry Sutton said the caucus will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, and that a new sheriff will be named by no later than 11 a.m.
"We are going to do the whole thing right there in the Commissioner's Room of the Putnam County Courthouse Annex," Sutton told the Banner Graphic. "After the person is chosen, County Clerk and Republican Chairperson Marty Watts will swear the person in. Five minutes after the swearing-in, we will have a new sheriff."
The list is as follows: Mark Albright, Rodney Cline, Darrin Cox, Steve Fenwick, James Hilton, Fred McIntire, Thomas Miller, George Schneider and Danny Wallace.
All the hopefuls are Putnam County residents. The new sheriff will have to be chosen by a majority vote.
Although it could take up to two hours, Sutton reported that it wouldn't necessarily take that long. It all depends on how long it takes to count the ballots and narrow down the field to one.