One candidate seeking the nomination is Economy resident Roger Kowal, who is also an Ambridge Area School Board member.
Sheriff David was acquitted July 11 of charges that he threatened an online reporter with a gun during an interview in his office. After the trial, David told the Tribune-Review he plans to run for re-election and is focusing on his campaign.
In addition to Kowal, the Beaver Countian reports at least two others, including a retired state trooper and retired deputy, have also announced plans to run for the Democratic nomination.
A woman at the Beaver County Elections Bureau said no petitions will be filed until next year. The primary election is May 2015.
Kowal said the sheriff's department has "a lot of good people" working there, but the office has been in disarray. He said the department needs someone who is able to work with the commissioners, the staff and the county toward a common goal.
"It's one of those things where I think I can really do some good for the county," he said.
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