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KFDM learns Judge Caraway won't seek re-election; McDaniel will make announcement for position
HARDIN COUNTY - by Scott Lawrence
KFDM News has learned longtime Hardin County Judge Billy Caraway has decided not to seek re-election in next year's Republican Primary and sources tell us a Sheriff's Office captain is planning to announce his intention to run for the job.
Sources tell KFDM News Captain Wayne McDaniel with the Hardin County Sheriff's Office will announce plans next week to run for the position.
Judge Caraway says he's proud of the teamwork of public officials in Hardin County and the cities in working together. He told us that cooperation has lead to economic growth and helped the county recover from hurricanes that could have had a more lasting impact on the region.
Caraway says he's proud the tax rate has decreased since he took office.
Sources tell KFDM News Wayne McDaniel will announce his intention to run for Hardin County Judge in next year's Republican Primary. He's scheduled to make his announcement Tuesday in the Hardin County Commissioners courtroom.
McDaniel is a Captain in the Hardin County Sheriff's Office. He served more than a decade as a constable.
Caraway told KFDM News he believes McDaniel is a "good man with a solid background and is the right man for the job." He says McDaniel is "young enough to take over." He says the two have talked "long and hard about the job."
Caraway plans to dabble in real estate and enjoy relaxing with his family. He says he'll have to "learn how to relax because that's hard to do when you're County Judge."