Rothrock announces write-in candidacyBy Trisha Maldonado
Cochise County interim Sheriff Rodney Rothrock, made the announcement on Sept. 27 that he plans on being a write-in candidate for the Cochise County Sheriff election Nov.6.
A write-in candidate is a candidate in an election whose name does not appear on the ballot, but for whom voters may vote nonetheless by writing in the person's name.
Rothrock, has been with CCSO for 31 years, and was a deputy along with Sheriff Dever during the Miracle Valley shoot-out in Oct. of 1982.
Dever appointed Rothrock as his Chief Deputy in 2008 and worked closely together until Dever’s death on Sept. 18.
Cochise County Republicans recently selected Mark Dannels, a deputy with CCSO, to replace Dever on the ballot.
“I am overwhelmed by the number of people that showed up today to show their support,” Rothrock said. “A few days ago a tidal wave of support came to me from all over the county…. It picked me up and made me realize that this is something that I needed to do.”