Mike Miller wins Bedford County Sheriff’s primary race

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The Virginia Department of Elections has called the race for the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office. 

According to the department, Mike W. Miller won the Republican primary with 47.60% of votes. 

And the two people he beat out were Kent Robey and David Wells.
 
Robey came in second with around 38% of the votes.
 
Kent Robey was captain of the Bedford Sheriff’s office but felt a push to work for the federal government after 9/11. He went to federal headquarters, where he joined the federal air marshall service.
 
Robey went back to Liberty University for his master’s degree right after he retired. He graduated in August 2018 with a degree in criminal justice and public administration.
 
“I will support the Republican nominations just like the Republican creed says. The best man won and you need to support him. I will stay here. My parents are here. My two daughters just got accepted to Liberty University and will be attending in the fall so I will be here working in the community. Helping them and working in the churches.” 
 
A third candidate, David Wells, says he ran for Sheriff to provide different options for the community.
 
Wells grew up in Bedford County but never worked for the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office simply because his father was sheriff for over 20 years.
 
He says he wanted to be able to do what he did and accomplished on his own two feet.
 
Wells worked for Roanoke County for 16 years, where he was promoted from deputy to detective to Sergeant.
 
“I’m going to continue to work, just like I do now, at Safe Side Tactical.”

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