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Tom Spangler running for Knox County sheriff

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - A law enforcement veteran is taking the next step in his campaign for Knox County sheriff. 

Tom Spangler opened his campaign headquarters on Western Avenue. 

Spangler invited the public to meet him and hear about his resume from the Air Force to serving 30 years with the sheriff's office. 

He says he has what it takes to do the job right. 

"Starting out with the corrections side of the agency, working as a patrolman all the way up until being appointed by two different sheriffs as their chief deputy," said Spangler. "I was the interim sheriff during the term limit issue the Black Wednesday back in 2007."

Spangler will face off against Chief of Administration Lee Tramel in the race for Knox County Sheriff. 

Current Sheriff J.J. Jones is term-limited. Early voting for the county primary starts April 11. 

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