Lee County Sheriff John Varga made it official yesterday as he plans to run for a 3rd term in office next March.
The 47-year old Varga joined the Lee County Sheriff's department in 2000 and was 1st elected to office in 2006.
Projects under Varga since he has been sheriff include new radio and video systems.
So far, there has been only 1 other candidate for sheriff in Lee County on the Republican ballot next March. Dixon police officer John Simonton will also have his name on the ballot.
Simonton is a retired state police officer and also former Head Football Coach at Dixon High School.