BJ Barnes, Guilford County Sheriff candidate

by Yes Weekly Election Coverage

Residential address: 2709 Pleasant Ridge Road, Summerfield, NC 27358

Incumbent or challenger? Incumbent

Age: 59

Campaign website or blog:

Occupation and employer: Sheriff, Guilford County

Previous elective experience (including election campaigns): Guilford County sheriff since 1995

Civic and volunteer experience (including service on local government commissions and boards): Board member, Alcohol Drug & Services; Jobs on the Outside (Goodwill); board member, Ending Homelessness; Kiwanis Club; Scottish Rite Mason; Shriner; NC Sheriff’s Education and Training Standards Commission; former member, NC Emergency Response Commission; NC Sheriff’s Association legislative and mutual aid committees; member, United Animal Coalition; advisor, Fatherhood Commission

Education (highest degree attained and name of institution): Associates degrees in criminal justice juvenile justice, GTCC

Party registration: Republican

Where were you born? Roseboro

When did you move to Guilford County? 1957

Paid consultants working on campaign: None

Campaign manager: Self

Treasurer: Self

Stories about this candidate:

YES! Weekly primary endorsements

Once close friends and colleagues, candidates in Guilford County sheriff race get personal 

Candidates for Guilford sheriff and county commission spar during forum

Blog posts about this candidate:

Highlights from last night’s High Point GOP event 

Campaign finance:

Cash on hand: $52,558

$2,000: Vickie W. Clark

$500: Fred Ayers Jr., Ayers Music; Wade Edwards, LESPlumbing; Dean Green, Green Ford; Nancy B. Howard; Catherine McDaniel; TomParham

Notable donors: John Faircloth, NC House candidate ($100); DarleneGarrett, Guilford County School Board member ($100); Paul Gibson, GuilfordCounty commissioner ($100); Samuel S. Page, sheriff of Rockingham County($100); Katherine Lee Payne, former Guilford County register of deeds ($100)

Data current as of April22