Winslow Withdraws Sheriff Candidacy for Health Reasons

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 9 months ago

A candidate for Penobscot County Sheriff is dropping out of the race, for health reasons.

Earlier this month, former Bangor Police Chief Don Winslow announced he’d run as a democrat.

Back in 2010, he and his wife were both diagnosed with cancer.

He says a CAT scan, last week, showed his cancer has resurfaced.

In a Facebook post, Thursday evening, he wrote, “I am afraid my battle with this nasty disease is going to take all the energy I’ve got…. Out of fairness to the citizens of Penobscot County, I need to drop out of the race.”

Chief Deputy Troy Morton and Allen Stehle have already announced they’re running for sheriff.

Current sheriff, Glenn Ross, plans to retire at the end of the year.

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  • pame51

    Sad news, Chief Winslow is such a nice man..Best wishes and Prayers for a speed victory, Mr Winslow

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