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Braselton police officer Mitch Taylor announces run for Hall County sheriff
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Mitch Taylor

A Braselton police officer who retired as a patrol lieutenant from the Hall County Sheriff’s Office has announced his candidacy for Hall County sheriff.

Mitch Taylor joined the Hall County Sheriff’s Office in 1991 and retired in October 2013.

Following a stint as the Athens Technical College assistant police chief, Taylor has been a police officer with Braselton Police since September 2017.

“First, my campaign’s platform is based on integrity and trust. The sheriff is employed by the people of Hall County and must be visible and involved in the community as well as his agency. Second, loyalty and respect must be earned, and respecting the person behind the Sheriff title is a true mark of great leadership. Third, my proactive focus on the current and future needs of our community is critical,” Taylor said in a statement announcing his candidacy.

Taylor was born in Gainesville and attended Middle Georgia College.

The issues Taylor has identified for his campaign include protecting senior citizens, more involvement in residential communities and school parent/teacher organizations as well as increased awareness on sex trafficking.