Harold D. Carter has announced his candidacy in the March 2002 primary to keep his job as county sheriff.
Carter is completing his first four-year term as sheriff. Carter has 33 years of law enforcement experience in Imperial County. He was El Centro police chief for five years prior to becoming county sheriff. He was the assistant chief for 10 years before that.
Carter has a master's degree in public administration from San Diego State University.
He serves as:
· chairman of the Imperial Drug Coalition.
· a member of the executive board of Southwest High Intensity Drug Traffic Areas.
· chairman of the California Border Alliance Group, made up of Imperial and San Diego counties.
Carter has power on the committees to make funding and resource allocations that benefit Imperial County.
Carter is a lifelong resident of the Valley and said he enjoys making a difference in people's lives.