Chief Deputy Dave Wedding Files to Run for Sheriff

Published 02/05 2014 06:39PM

Updated 02/05 2014 06:43PM

For years, he's been the go-to guy for Vanderburgh County Sheriff Eric Williams. But on Wednesday, Chief Deputy Dave Wedding officially filed to run for sheriff once Williams' term ends.

A huge show of support greeted Wedding as he signed the candidacy paper work Wednesday morning at the Civic Center. Because the group was so large, many people had to spill out into the hallway outside the Elections Office.

By Wedding's side were former Sheriff Brad Ellsworth and current Sheriff Eric Williams, who can't run for re-election since he has reached his two term limit.

Wedding said he has learned so much from Sheriff Williams and former Sheriff Ellsworth  and their support is greatly appreciated.

"[Sheriff Williams] is a strategically minded person where as I'm more of a people person," Wedding said. "But we both share a lot of the same ideas. We both come from the 'old school.'"

Wedding is a 33 year veteran of the sheriff's office and started his career as a civilian jailor. Wedding said he has held numerous different positions within the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office. As far as his campaign is concerned, Wedding said he will focus on community service and getting the community involved with the VCSO.

Wedding, a democrat, will take on Republican Lt. Kirk Byram in the upcoming election.

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