Chief Deputy Mark Lucas announced today that he will be seeking the Office of Anderson County Sheriff in the 2018 election. Sheriff Paul White will be retiring at the end of his third term which ends in August of 2018.
Mark Lucas is a veteran law enforcement officer with 40 years of experience. Mark began his career as a reserve deputy with Knox County in 1978.
He joined the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department a year later working as a dispatcher and jailer before being assigned to patrol in 1980. He received a promotion to patrol supervisor in 1986, holding that position until 1990. Mark then worked at Clinton Police Department, serving as patrol supervisor.
In 1994, Mark Lucas was appointed Chief Deputy with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department and has held that position for more than twenty-three years. Mark has the unique distinction of having served as Chief Deputy under three different Sheriffs.