Virginia Congressman Bob Goodlatte is endorsing republican Octavia Johnson who is again running for sheriff of Roanoke for a third term.
Goodlatte released a statement saying, “It is an honor and a privilege to endorse Octavia Johnson in her bid for re-election to the Office of Sheriff of Roanoke City. Octavia Johnson is a humble and courageous woman of integrity. I am proud of the job Octavia has done as Sheriff of Roanoke City. She has made public safety her top priority. Sheriff Johnson has updated technology and replaced old equipment and has forged better relationships with other safety and law enforcement agencies. Octavia has implemented notifying systems for victims of crime and she has maintained National Accreditation for her department. Sheriff Johnson’s list of accomplishments is long but she is not finished. There is a lot more Sheriff Johnson would like to accomplish in the next four years. I encourage you to cast your vote to re-elect Sheriff Octavia Johnson.”
Sheriff Johnson is running against Democratic candidate Tim Allen and Independent candidate Travis Akins.