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Flathead Co. Sheriff says he won't seek third term

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KALISPELL - Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry has told MTN News that he will not run for re-election in 2018.

Curry is currently serving his second term. He was first elected in November of 2010 and took office in January of 2011.

Curry has been with the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office for 34 years. As sheriff he oversees more than 50 sworn law enforcement deputies and 50 civilian members.

At least four candidates have announced plans to run for election, including Jordan White, the former Flathead County Undersheriff, as well as Calvin Beringer, Brian Heino and Keith Stahlberg.

While Curry hasn't thrown his support behind any candidate yet, he says he feels that the current candidates are all qualified, but that many challenges lay ahead for whoever wins.

"There will be a lot of challenges facing the person that takes the helm of this organization," Curry said. "Certainly the jail, how that looks and how that is going to play out is going to be very important. Very important to the organization and very important to public safety."

Candidates have until March 12 to file for election.

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