Faribault County Sheriff Mike Gormley didn’t have to take the next two weeks
to decide if he’s ready to retire.
On the first day of filing for county offices, Gormley sat in his vehicle for 15 minutes Tuesday morning, waiting for the auditor’s office to open.
Shortly after 8 a.m., Gormley paid the $50 filing fee to make it official that he is seeking his fifth four-year term.
“I had a lot of support and peer pressure to run,” says Gormley. “When you love your job and the people you work with, it makes it an easy decision.”
Gormley’s law enforcement career spans more than 30 years, 16 of those serving as sheriff.
“I will continue to be a hands-on working sheriff and be available for the citizens of Faribault County,” he adds.
The incumbent sheriff is expected to face an opponent in the Nov. 8 general election.
North Mankato police officer Jacob Kral last month announced he plans to seek the post.
The filing period for county offices is from May 17 until May 31 at 5 p.m.
For city and school board races, filing opens on May 17 and closes May 31 if a primary election is expected. If there is no primary, the filing period is Aug. 2 through Aug.16.