Durant to run for re-election as an Independent

Decatur County Sheriff David Durant.

DECATUR COUNTY, IN — Incumbent Decatur County Sheriff David Durant will run for re-election next year as an Independent.

Durant announced in July that he would run for re-election in the 2022 Republican primary.

Durant was elected as a Democrat in 2018 but switched parties last September.

The decision to run without party affiliation comes after a recent meeting he had with Decatur County Republican Party Chairman Nate Harter in which Durant was informed of a state law passed this year requiring two primary votes or the party chair’s approval.

Durant’s only vote in a Republican primary came last year.

Harter has stated his support for Bill Meyerrose in the 2022 Sheriff’s race.