Steve Finch of Furlow has announced that he is seeking the Republican nomination for Lonoke County Sheriff.

"I have over 25 years of experience in county government, all of which has been as a Deputy Sheriff in Lonoke County," Finch said. "I am a lifelong resident of Lonoke County. I was born and raised in the Lonoke area, and currently live in the Furlow Community."

Finch is a 1974 graduate of Lonoke High School and attended the United Electronics Institute in 1976 where he received an Associate’s Degree.

Finch began working for the Lonoke County Sheriff’s Department in January 1977 under Sheriff Golden Moore. Since that time, he worked under Arlie Childers, J.O. Isaac, Charlie Martin, and Jim Roberson.

"I have experience in every department of the Sheriff’s Office," Finch stated. "I started as a jailer/dispatcher before moving to patrol. I moved through the ranks of patrol all the way to the position of Captain. I was also a Juvenile Probation Officer under Sheriff Isaac for some time."

Finch is a member of Concord United Methodist Church in Furlow. He enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, and just being outdoors.

"If chosen as your new Sheriff, I assure you that I would do the best job possible for the citizens of Lonoke County," Finch said. "I would appreciate your vote in the upcoming primary on May 20, 2014 for Steve Finch for Lonoke County Sheriff!! Experience that matters!"