By Ian Berry
Charles Riggs, a former Rhea County 911 director and sheriffs office employee in Rhea and Hamilton counties, wants to replace State Rep. Bo Watson, R-Hixson.
Mr. Riggs, a Republican, said he would be a strong advocate for law enforcement.
The district includes northern parts of Hamilton County and all of Rhea County. Jim Vincent, a Republican who held the seat for four years but decided not to run for re-election in 2004, said this week he is interested in the seat and may pick up qualifying papers next week.
Mr. Riggs resigned as Rhea 911 director in December. He has worked for the sheriffs offices in Rhea and Hamilton County, and said he also worked as a state trooper in Arizona.
I know the area extremely well, he said. Ive grown up in the area and worked in the area.
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