Ramon Pineiroa
Pineiroa files letter of intent to run for sheriff

Nelson County has the first name headed for the 2018 election ballot even before the official date to file.

Ramon Pineiroa filed a notice of intent Tuesday to run for Nelson County Sheriff.

“The time was right after (Sheriff Ed Mattingly) told me he wasn’t going to run again,” Pineiroa told the Standard Friday.

Pineiroa had been seriously considering a run for some time, and said two of his main focuses will be getting more deputies on the road without increasing personnel and working to fight the drug problem in the county.