On Saturday, Democrats named Sherman Neace as their nominee to fill the position of Jimmy Darrell Neace, who was shot to death outside a Perry County convenience store in May. Republicans named Frank Hurley as their nominee Thursday.
Former Perry County Judge Executive Sherman Neace is back in politics again after serving time in prison on charges of mail fraud and money laundering back in 2000.
Both candidates say this should not be an issue in the upcoming race.
“If there's anybody that has any doubt, all I'd ask them is if they're driving down a blacktop road, cross a concrete bridge, or whatever, look whose name is on the bridges and who got them out of the mud and the water,” says Neace.
“It makes no difference to me. You know, I'm not going to be negative toward anybody in this. My campaign will be positive. I'm just for moving forward with the county government,” says Hurley.
When asked about his time served, Neace says he got a letter from the government saying he had served his time and that his rights had been restored.
Both Neace and Hurley say the focus of their campaign revolves around serving the people and dedicating their time to improving roads and jobs.