This evening Lafayette Police Chief Jim Craft issued a statement saying he would not seek the office of Sheriff. Craft said since Sheriff Mike Neustrom announced he would not seek re-election he had received numerous calls asking if he would run. Craft has decided not to run but to remain in his current position until retirement.

Chief Craft said,

Although I am humbled by the many calls and request pertaining to the Sheriff's race, I feel my career will end where I started, at the Lafayette Police Department.