Drew County Sheriff Mark Gober seeking ninth term

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Drew County Sheriff Mark Gober has announced his candidacy for re-election to a ninth term in a press release.

“During the past 17 years, I have worked closely with county, local, and state officials in the prevention and deterrence of crime,” Gober said in a news release announcing his re-election bid. “I have enjoyed meeting many citizens of this county while performing my duties as Drew County Sheriff and look forward to the many challenges that I face daily in this office.”

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During his time in office, Gober graduated from the Arkansas Leader Session conducted by the F.B.I. and has also served the elected position of representative for the Arkansas Sheriffs Association as the Southeast Quadrant Leader.

Gober was appointed by Governor Asa Hutchinson in 2016 to the Arkansas Supreme Court’s Committee on Security and Emergency Preparedness. The purpose of the committee is to work with the director of Security Emergency Preparedness to ensure the safety of those who appear for court, judges, and their staff, and for all other employees and members of the public who conduct business in courthouses throughout Arkansas.

Gober served on the Board of Directors for Options, a non-profit organization that serves victims of domestic violence and sexual assaults.

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“This is a great organization and Drew County is blessed to have such an organization serving the citizens of Drew County and all of southeast Arkansas,” Gober said. “The director of Options and the staff are to be congratulated for their commitment and dedication to helping the victims of domestic violence. This is a first-class organization.”

Gober said he will “continue working on the many goals and visions that we have for improving” the county.