Retired Pasco County Maj. Maurice Radford is getting ready to take his campaign for sheriff public.
Radford’s supporters and those who want to learn more about the man who would be sheriff are invited to attend a kickoff party this Friday, March 2. The party takes place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, 14136 Seventh St., in Dade City.
“It’s for supporters who want to come and help us get jump started,” the 50-year-old Wesley Chapel resident said.
Radford, a Republican, filed his campaign paperwork with the Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Office in mid-February. He faces a field that includes Sheriff Chris Nocco and four other candidates—two Republicans and two Democrats. That means he’ll have to win the Aug. 14 primary in order to make it to the Nov. 6 general election.
Radford served as a major with the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office from 1991 until he retired in September. He oversaw the agency’s patrol division. Before going to work for former Sheriff Bob White, Radford worked as the regional commander in the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s criminal investigations bureau.