Lathim announces run for reelection as Franklin County Sheriff

PASCO, Wash. -- Franklin County Sheriff Richard Lathim has announced he will run for reelection in 2014.

Lathim released a statement Monday saying he would pursue an eighth four-year term as sheriff. He noted that crime rates have gone down by 50 percent in Franklin County during his tenure.

Lathim, a Republican, was first elected sheriff in 1986. He has served in the position for 27 years.