Democrat Carlton Lyles, currently a major with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, announced on Friday that he will seek the county’s top law enforcement job in a video posted to a campaign Facebook page on Friday.
Lyles is the third candidate overall and the first Democrat to announce a campaign since Sheriff Tracy Carter said in January that he would not seek a fifth term. Brian Estes, a Republican who is currently a captain with the office, announced he would week the office within a week of Carter’s statement, and Tim Smith, a former deputy from 2003 to 2017 and also a Republican, announced his campaign in February.
Lyles has been with the office for all of Carter’s tenure, and before that worked for Carter, who had been chief of the now-dissolved Lee County Schools Special Police Department.
Filing for the 2022 sheriff’s race opens in December.
No democrats please
No more Republicans, PLEASE!
Just to get away from political slandering. Carlton Lyles would not be a Major in Tracey Carter’s department if he wasn’t qualified. I have known Tracey since 1988. He has represented Lee County well.
So you have one Republican and one Democrat here. You can vote for Tracey’s appointment or Major Lyles. Chose the one that you like best, but lets be removed from playing dirty politics.
Major Carlton Lyles in my opinion is the better man to become the Sheriff of Lee County, because he’s fair, honest and very knowledgeable when it comes to being a leader. And since I’ve known him he has excelled in every challenge that’s put before him. Major Lyle’s was a leader in the United States Army, so I’m sure he can lead Lee County, North Carolina in the right direction and be the best Sheriff that this County has ever had, if he’s given the chance to show and prove his abilities. So elect Major Carlton Lyle’s as the next Sheriff of Lee County, NC. You won’t regret it.