FOLEY --  WJON News continues our election outlook with a focus on the race for Benton County Sheriff.

Two candidates are challenging for the open seat of sheriff in Benton County. Current Sheriff Brad Bennett is not running for re-election.

Pete Skwira is a patrol deputy with Benton County. If he's elected as sheriff, the department will be more active in the high schools...

Chief Deputy Sheriff Troy Heck says if he's elected sheriff, he'll continue the focus on fighting drugs through partnerships like the Violent Offender's Task Force...

Skwira says he has experience in several areas of the sheriff's office to effectively run Benton County's operations...

Heck says his administrative experience gives him an advantage over his opponent...

Skwira and Heck both would like to see the office more accessible to residents in the future.