Onslow County Sheriff not running for re-election, endorses Colonel

Published: Mar. 6, 2021 at 12:55 PM EST
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ONSLOW COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Multiple sources tell WITN Onslow County Sheriff, Hans Miller is endorsing Deputy Colonel, Chris Thomas for upcoming election.

Colonel Thomas announced his candidacy and confirms Miller is not running for re-election.

According to sources, Miller endorsed Colonel Thomas at an Onslow County GOP meeting, Saturday.

Miller, who took office back in 2014 previously served as a United States Marine, SBI special agent, Deputy Sheriff and Chief of Police.

Colonel Chris Thomas, announces candidacy for Onslow County Sheriff.
Colonel Chris Thomas, announces candidacy for Onslow County Sheriff.(none)

Colonel Thomas is an Onslow County native, a United States Army Veteran, former SBI agent and former Jacksonville Police Officer. He has been a law enforcement officer for over three decades.

Thomas currently resides in Richlands.

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