TYLER — It was a stormy Tuesday night in downtown Tyler.
But East Texans still turned out to see Smith County Sheriff candidates Chris Green, Donn Rust and Larry Smith duke it out at the new Liberty Hall.
Candidate Bobby Garmon couldn't attend due to another commitment.
One of the more interesting questions asked at the debate -- how many terms do you hope to serve if you get elected?
An intriguing question since current Sheriff J.B. Smith has been in office for decades.
First up, retired Smith County game warden Chris Green.
"You know, I feel like I'm in my prime. The folks that I'm gonna surround myself with are in their prime also. I think 3 or 4 terms is adequate. These aren't lifetime appointments, and I don't think any of us want a lifetime out of it," Green said.
Businessman and Precinct 3 Constable's office Captain, Donn Rust.
"After I get through with my first with the changes we have planned...if I do get voted back in...then I would be honored," Rust said.
And finally, retired ATF agent Larry s=Smith.
"I probably wanted to serve 2 terms and...I haven't told my wife this but i'll go ahead and tell her tonight, I want to retire while i've still got a little bit of life left in me so we can do some things we enjoy," Smith said.
And of course, since there is no democratic candidate, whoever wins the primary election is the new Smith County Sheriff.
We want to know who you think will make the best Sheriff.
Garmon, Green, Rust, or Smith...let us know.