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Two-term former Jefferson County Sheriff Everett “Ed” Boober has announced his bid to wrest his old job back from incumbent Sheriff Robert E. “Bobby” Shirley, who succeeded Boober in 2008.
Sheriffs in West Virginia are limited to two consecutive, four-year terms. They can run again after being out of office for at least one term.
Boober, 71, will face Shirley in the May 8 Democratic primary.
Boober has spent 38 years in law enforcement, including 21 years in theWashington, D.C., police department, nine years as chief of the Ranson (W.Va.) Police Department as well as his eight years as Jefferson County’s sheriff, according to his news release.