A third candidate and 4th generation Polk County resident, Tim Milham, has announced his intent to run for the office of Polk County Sheriff. “I am a lifelong citizen of Polk County and the fourth generation of my family to call Polk County home. I have been married to Tara Ferguson Milham for 25 years and we have three children & two grandchildren together. We attend Dallas Avenue Baptist Church and have been active members for the past 25 years. We live on a cattle farm here in Polk County and we started a small business in the last year downtown on Mena Street, Shoe Craze.”
Milham continued, “I have 17 years experience in law enforcement. I started my career after being hired by Sheriff Mike Oglesby in 1992. I later moved to Fort Smith, AR so that my wife could complete her nursing degree and I went to work as a Detention Deputy for Sebastian County Sheriff Office. I then later returned to Polk County and eventually went to work for the Mena Police Department in 1997. I was there until 2010 and was a Sergeant for the last several years there.”
Milham added, “I’m also a Registered Nurse and am currently the Director of Nursing for Ouachita Regional Hospice. I started in this position in 2011 and I have thoroughly enjoyed my work serving the people of Polk County in this capacity. I am asking for the privilege to continue my service to the citizens of Polk County as your Sheriff. If elected I will uphold the hometown values that we enjoy here in Polk County and always strive to uphold the office of Sheriff to the highest standards.”
For a complete list of candidate filings for the 2016 primary, please see pages 19 inside this issue.