Sangamon County sheriff says he won't run again


Springfield-- Sangamon County Sheriff Neil Williamson says he won't run for re-election after five terms in office.


Williamson said Monday that he wouldn't seek a sixth term. Williamson says that including his time with the Springfield Police Department he will have worked in law enforcement more than 40 years. His term ends Nov. 30, 2014. The 62-year-old has been sheriff since 1993, or about two decades.


Williamson made the announcement at a Springfield hotel with his wife.

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