Sheriff says he will seek fourth term
by Jessica Loeding
Mar 04, 2012 | 2113 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
After three terms as sheriff, Clark Millsap has announced plans to seek another term in this year's election. Millsap will run as a Republican candidate in his bid for re-election.

"This is my lifelong dream that came true back in 2000 when the citizens of Bartow County elected me as their sheriff, and I don't take that lightly," the sheriff said. "They put their faith and trust in me then and they have for the last three terms, and that is something that means a lot to me."

Millsap said the Bartow County Sheriff's Office has "accomplished a lot in 12 years," including placing more deputies on the road than ever before, establishing a K9 unit and drug task force, expanding the DARE program and building an addition to the jail.

The new jail facility is at the top of Millsap's plans for the next four years.

"Our main objective, top of the list, Mack daddy top, is to get this new facility fully open and operational. My problem is, where are we going to get the funding for the employees necessary to open that? In with that top priority is to get it up and running and open up bed space for federal inmates again," he said, adding that federal inmates bring in more revenue for the county's general fund.

A Cass High graduate, Millsap has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of West Georgia.

Prior to becoming sheriff, Millsap spent five years as a patrol deputy and investigator with the BCSO and 11 years at Cartersville Police Department with patrol and investigations.

He is a member of the National Sheriff's Association, the Georgia Sheriff's Association and the Georgia Jail Association.

"I want to thank the citizens of Bartow County for putting their faith and trust in me for the past 12 years," Millsap said. "I don't feel like I'm done giving back. I don't feel like I've given back enough of what they've given to me."