SHERIFF INFORMS GOP COMMITTEE
Anderson says he will seek
election to fourth term
by Alan McArthur
Members attending the regular monthly meeting of the Platte County Republican Central Committee heard one of their party members tip his hand for 2008.
Platte County’s Sheriff Richard Anderson, Republican, announced at the meeting that he plans to seek reelection next year.
“I have decided and will run for reelection for a fourth term,” said Anderson to the Platte County Republican Central Committee members. “I look forward to hopefully serving a fourth term.”
Anderson was first elected in 1996 in Platte County and began serving on January 1, 1997.
On Tuesday, the sheriff said respect for his party's central committee prompted him to make the announcement to that organization.
"I'm excited about running for another term and looking forward to serving for another four years as sheriff," Anderson told The Landmark in a follow-up phone call Tuesday night.
The incumbent says he is taking nothing for granted in his upcoming campaign.
"I recognize the voters have to trust in me, and I am asking them to do so," he said.
Anderson is a Kansas City, Mo. native and graduated from Grandview High School before earning a Bachelor of Science degree in law enforcement from Central Missouri State College.
He then joined the United States Air Force and spent four years in the security police field and was released in 1968.
Richard Anderson joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1969 and retired from the FBI in 1994.