Aiken County Sheriff’s Race: Coming Into Focus
It seems like the world is going crazy these days. There’s inflation, impending war in the Middle East, and former presidents being indicted every other day. Most of us are just doing our best to keep our heads above water in these troubled times. But it’s important to know what’s going on in our own communities, and for me, that includes the Aiken County Sheriff’s race that’s coming up in 2024.
Getting To Know The Candidates
For some of us, that means getting involved in our communities on a level we might not have ever considered before. For me, personally, it has meant taking on a part-time job as a driving instructor for local teens. One of whom I was delighted to find out was the daughter of a local candidate for sheriff of Aiken County, Lucas Grant. While she and I were driving around, going through all the things she’d need to know for her driving test, we chatted about many things. And I learned a little something about the man who wants to be our next sheriff.
If it’s true that you can tell a lot about a person by their children, I’d say Lt. Grant has a good solid start to winning my vote next year. I’ve only met him and his wife briefly. But they both left an impression of caring, focused parents doing their best for their daughter while also trying to have an impact on the community around them.
Do Your Own Research
After speaking to Lt. Grant, I went home and did a little research. As it turns out, he graduated from North Augusta High School. Grant starting out as a deputy jailer. Then, he worked his way up to lieutenant of homicide investigations in the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office. He says working his way through each division has helped him grow. Also, it has given him a sound understanding of how the sheriff’s office should best be run. He’s also been busy participating in local events and getting himself out and about in the community. He’s been asking people what they want to see in a new sheriff.
Now, is my mind made up about who I’m going to vote for next year when it comes to the Aiken County Sheriff’s race? Nope, November 2024 is a long way away. But I will say, I’m a lot more interested in how this race shapes up over the next year. And I have a good feeling about what we might see from our candidates over the next year. I’m excited to see how it all shakes out.