Fredrick D. Reid, a 30-plus-year citizen of the Geary County/Junction City community, has filed as the Democratic candidate for Geary County Sheriff.
A decorated Army veteran who did several stints at Fort Riley, Reid chose to make Geary County his home after he retired in 1990. Since his retirement, he’s been actively involved in the community.
Reid’s educational accomplishments further prepare him for the position of sheriff. He is also a graduate of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center and received an associate of science degree in Law Enforcement from Central Texas College. He also holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Central Michigan.
Since his retirement, Reid has been active as a community servant including positions on the executive board of the Salvation Army, the NAACP, the Veterans’ of Foreign Wars, Junction City’s annual Juneteenth Celebration Committee and the Geary County Food Pantry.
Reid is running against incumbent Sheriff Daniel Jackson Jr. who was appointed to the position in May 2019. He was reported to fill a vacancy created when Sheriff Tony Wolf resigned after being charged with felony theft of a county-owned firearm and misuse of public funds.
Reid says he stepped up to run because it’s time to stop being a bystander. “People with a vision, humility, talent, experience, and concern for the future of America must step up and participate in any capacity they're both qualified and concerned about,” said Reid.