MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — Election Day is more than a year away, but rumors have already begun about the future of Sheriff Ana Franklin leading the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office.
But Tuesday in an exclusive interview with WHNT News 19, Franklin says without a doubt she wants her job for a second term.
The incumbent sheriff will have a challenger in the 2014 Republican primary, though.
Retired Decatur police officer Randy Cavnar has announced his candidacy for Morgan County Sheriff in the 2014 Republican primary which will be June 3, 2014.
Randy Cavnar, 54, retired as a sergeant in the Decatur police patrol division in 2011. He served the police department for 31 years, according to his “Randy Cavnar: Candidate for Sheriff” page on Facebook.
On his Facebook page, Cavnar posted an open letter saying he is not a politician.
“As political as I will ever get is to ask you, the concerned law-abiding citizens of Morgan County, for your vote and support. I am also not a politically correct person. I say what I think is right, not what I think someone wants to hear. I am a lawman it is in my blood and it is what I was put on this earth to do.”
He wrote that he supports Franklin but a candidate for sheriff must be able to say, “they can do a better job, and do more than the person currently performing the duties as the County sheriff.”
“I guess with [Cavnar's] announcement lots of people started talking about my plans, it’s a little early to officially announce, but I do want my job back. We still have work to do in Morgan County,” says Franklin.
Sheriff Franklin was elected in 2010. She also turned to social media to address the rumors Tuesday.