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Top 50 Over 50: Sheriff Mark Pettway

Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway was reelected to a second term on November 8, 2022. He made history four years earlier when he became the first black elected sheriff in Jefferson County. Mark sees his position as a higher calling and is deeply committed to carrying out the duties of the office. He is a tireless community service advocate through programs like Jobs Not Jail, Books Not Bullets, Renewed for Re-entry and helped launch a new Mental Health Crisis Care Center. In his 29 years as a law enforcement officer, Mark has shown leadership, courage and integrity. He is a loving husband and proud father of two daughters.

Top 50 Over 50 is a program of Positive Maturity celebrates members of our community who know how to dream, laugh, contribute and achieve on many levels… all the key elements of staying young while growing up.

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