A third employee of the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department is running for Mercer County Sheriff. Caryn Brokaw is seeking the Democratic nomination in the March primary. She has worked in the sheriff’s department for 31 years as a dispatcher and is the Mercer County 911 coordinator and secretary. Two other employees of the sheriff’s department–Chief Deputy Jeff Dale and Deputy Dave Staley are also seeking the Democratic nomination. Sheriff Tom Tom Thompson is not running for re-election and is retiring in December.