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Brian Asbell won’t seek another term as Peoria County Sheriff


Sheriff Brian Asbell
Sheriff Brian Asbell(25 News/Heart of Illinois ABC)
Published: Nov. 30, 2021 at 5:38 PM CST
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PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - Peoria County Sheriff Brian Asbell announced Tuesday he’s not a candidate for another term, making him the latest area sheriff planning to leave office next year.

Asbell was appointed the county’s 56th sheriff in 2017, and voters elected him to a full four-year term the following year.

Asbell made the announcement at Tuesday’s special meeting of the Peoria County Board.

“I will not be running for re-election,” said Asbell.

“Strictly due to some of the grievances I have right now. I planned to work until I was 62 here, I’ve done 27 years at the county. Probably would have given a couple more terms, but there’s some policy decisions we can’t come back from,” added Asbell.

Two other area sheriffs, Jeff Standard in Fulton County and Jon Sandage in McLean County, recently announced they also would not seek re-election.

Asbell is a lifelong Peoria County resident from the Brimfield area.

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