Marion County Sheriff John Layton Elected Sergeant at Arms
of the National Sheriffs’ Association
Marion County Sheriff John Layton was elected today as Sergeant at Arms of the National Sheriffs’ Association. The NSA is currently holding its annual convention in Nashville, Tennessee. Sheriff Layton was elected to the position of Sergeant at Arms, which likely places him in line to become the President of the NSA in 2018. The NSA consists of more than 3,000 Sheriffs nationwide.
Sheriff Layton won a very competitive race with Hennepin County, Minnesota Sheriff Richard Stanek. Stanek was elected Sheriff of Hennepin County in 2006 and had formerly served five terms in the Minnesota House of Representatives and as the Minnesota Commissioner of Public Safety. After the vote count was announced, Sheriff Layton congratulated Sheriff Stanek for conducting a very spirited race.
The practice of the NSA is that the Sergeant at Arms will progress through other Board positions to the eventual Presidency of the Association. If re-elected in 2014, Sheriff Layton will progress through other Board Positions to become the President of the NSA in June 2018.
Serving as the Sergeant at Arms will enhance Sheriff Layton’s position locally and will make it possible for him to represent Marion County on a national level. “I am very honored to have this opportunity to help the Board represent not only our Deputies here in Marion County, but the Office of the Sheriff all across the United States,” said Layton.