Nelson County, Virginia
For the second time in less than 24 hours a candidate has announced he will run for Nelson County Sheriff. Sergeant Vasco Wright sent out the announcement late in the afternoon on Thursday.
Nelson County Sheriff David Brooks said on Wednesday he will retire at the end of his current term on December 31, 2015. Within hours of Brooks’ announcement the department’s Chief Investigator announced his candidacy.
The formal announcement from Sgt. Wright reads:
“Sergeant Vasco Wright announces his candidacy for Sheriff of Nelson County in the upcoming November 2015 election. Vasco attended Ferrum College and has been a resident of Nelson County since 1978. He has been married to the Rev. Judy Wright for 38 years and they have two adult children and as well as twin granddaughters that attend Nelson County Public Schools. Vasco attends St. Hebron Baptist Church in Wingina where he serves as a deacon. Sgt. Wright started his law enforcement career with the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office in 1991 as a patrol deputy and has over ten years of supervisory experience within the Sheriff’s Office. As a resident of Nelson County for 37 years Vasco has developed positive longstanding relationships with both citizens and business leaders. Sgt. Wright believes that his 24 years law of law enforcement experience will allow him to effectively deliver law enforcement services to the citizens, businesses, and visitors of Nelson County. His 10 + years of supervisory experience will allow him to maintain a positive atmosphere within the Sheriff’s Office among the deputies and staff. He will aggressively seek to maintain a positive relationship between the Sheriff’s Office and the community they serve. Vasco looks forward to meeting with citizens over the next few months so he can discuss his future plans for the Sheriff’s Office and seek their support.”