Kimbrough to announce re-election bid

Clayton County Sheriff Kem Kimbrough

Clayton County Sheriff Kem Kimbrough

Clayton County Sheriff Kem Kimbrough is expected to announce Tuesday morning his intent to run for a second term in office.

The announcement will be made at 11 a.m. his campaign headquarters at 2745 Mt. Zion Road, Suite 102, in Morrow.

Kimbrough was elected in 2008 as the county’s 21st sheriff. He beat incumbent Victor Hill, who was serving his first term as the county’s first black sheriff. Hill is awaiting trial on a 37-count felony indictment involving allegations of wrongdoing while in office but has pledged to campaign a third time for sheriff.

Kimbrough’s law-enforcement career extends more than 16 years and reflects multiple assignments with ever-increasing responsibilities, including the management of personnel, policies and fiscal resources. 

Kimbrough said one of his most important career benchmarks was managing the Internal Affairs unit of the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office.

“This unit was tasked with thoroughly investigating allegations of misconduct brought against government officials and employees,” he said.

Kimbrough’s focus was on establishing the facts, making recommendations based upon the totality of the findings and ensuring transparency. 

Kimbrough is the married father of two sons. He serves on the boards of the Clayton Chamber of Commerce, Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity, Secur’us House, Georgia Chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, and the Clayton County Solid Waste Management Authority.