One and done — Macon sheriff race to be sewed up in primary

The Macon County Sheriff race will be short and sweet. Incumbent Sheriff Robbie Holland, a Republican, only faces one challenger, Bryan Carpenter, also a Republican. Because the two candidates are in the same party, the primary election will decide the race.


Sheriff Robbie Holland, 47

Qualifications: Macon County Sheriff. Holland was elected sheriff when he was 35 and running for a fourth term. He is a career lawman, working in investigations and patrol previously.

Reason for seeking office: “I’m committed to my community. I’ve served my community for 20 years and my goal has always been to make a difference in my community.”

Favorite fruit: apple

Favorite meat: venison

Favorite album/artist: The Eagles

Childhood hero: His father. “He’s everything I want to be in a person, in a father and in a man.”

Bryan Carpenter, 30

Qualifications: Truck driver of his own company Carpenter Transport.

Reason for seeking office: “Everybody keeps running on change. I don’t want to make a change, I want to make a difference. I want to bring that sense of community back — improving community interactions with the sheriff’s department and just let it trickle down the line.”

Favorite fruit: peach

Favorite meat: Ribeye

Favorite album/artist: anything by the Gaithers

Childhood hero: John Wayne, Lone Ranger, Roy Rogers. “I like a lot of them.”


Macon candidate forum

Macon County voters will soon have a couple of opportunities to get a feel for their local candidates. On March 29, there will be a Republican candidate forum at 2 p.m. in the community building on Highway 441 in Franklin. On April 10, the League of Women Voters of Macon County will host a forum for commission candidates. All county commission candidates from all political parties are invited to participate. The League forum will begin at noon at Tartan Hall in Franklin.

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