CHARLES TOWN. W.Va. — Editor’s note: This is another in a series of Eastern Panhandle candidate previews that The Herald-Mail will be running over the next several months. The announcements also will be posted on our website, www.herald-mail.com, through the West Virginia primary on May 8. To submit announcements, email them and a color photo (preferably a jpeg) to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Any questions? Call 301-791-7281.
Jefferson County Sheriff Robert E. “Bobby” Shirley has filed for second four-year term.
Shirley’s first step on his way to re-election will be to beat former two-term Sheriff Everett “Ed” Boober in the May 8 Democratic primary. He succeeded Boober in 2008.
Shirley, 60, of Hidden Hollow Drive, Kearneysville, W.Va., retired as a lieutenant from the sheriff’s department in 2006 after 25 years of service. For the next 2 1/2 years he was the lead supervisor of security at the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Training Center in Harpers Ferry, W.Va.