Former Rigby Mayor Challenges Sheriff


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Former Rigby mayor Ryan Brown | Photo courtesy East Idaho Flame

(RIGBY) – Former Rigby mayor Ryan Brown is challenging incumbent Sheriff Blair Olsen as a write-in candidate.

Local News 8 reports Jeff Poole, who lost to Olsen in the primary by only 138 votes, asked Brown to run for office.

Brown says Olsen is a good leader, but it’s time for a change. Brown referred to a report that Olsen’s wife was using a county cell phone. County commissioners audited the Sheriff’s Office, and found no wrongdoing. Authorities said the phone was used only as a backup when Olsen could not be reached any other way.

Olsen hasn’t had an opponent in a general election in two decades.

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