Former Burke County chief deputy to run for sheriff

Published: Sep. 7, 2023 at 6:56 AM EDT
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WAYNESBORO, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Former Chief Deputy Lewis Blanchard announced his official campaign to run for Burke County sheriff, against incumbent Alfonzo Williams.

On Tuesday, Blanchard stated he would confirm his campaign platform and plans for the future if elected, on Thursday, during a campaign announcement dinner for invited media only.

Though retiring from law enforcement in 2020, Blanchard is returning to run for sheriff.

During his campaign announcement, Blanchard says he believes Burke County can keep young people involved through the sheriff’s office, and that he would work to bring a Boys’ and Girls’ Club to the county if he is elected.

In Blanchard’s announcement invite, it states:

“On Thursday, Lewis Blanchard will announce his vision for Burke County and his promise to lead with Consistency, Sincerity, and Integrity. Blanchard’s campaign platform is built on the pillars of Consistency, Sincerity, and Integrity. He believes that holding himself accountable is the first step to holding others accountable to the law. His commitment to an open-door policy aims to keep Burke County citizens well-informed, foster critical dialogue, and build stronger relationships within the community.”

To learn more about the Blanchard campaign, go to the website.