Brian Estes, a captain with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office professional standards division, announced Monday that he will mount a campaign for sheriff in 2022.
Estes, 40, made the announcement on his private Facebook page. A Republican, Estes is the first candidate to announce plans for the 2022 cycle.
Current Sheriff Tracy Carter, who has been in office since 2006, announced on Thursday that he would not seek a fifth term. Filing for the office begins in December.
See Estes’ full statement below: