St. Tammany Parish Sheriff to announce re-election campaign

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St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith plans to formally announce his decision to seek re-election Monday.

Smith intends to seek a second term as the parish’s top cop. The announcement will be made Monday evening in Slidell.  

The 54-year-old Smith defeated five-term Sheriff Jack Strain in November of 2015. 

Prior to becoming Sheriff, Smith served as Slidell's Chief of Police for six years.  He was elected Chief in 2010 and re-elected without opposition in 2014. He also served 24 years with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office.