Madera County Undersheriff Michael Salvador on Monday announced his candidacy for sheriff of Madera County after three months of holding off making it official.
Against the backdrop of the old Madera County Courthouse and in front of a bank of television cameras, Salvador, 48, said he definitely wants to replace the four-term incumbent Sheriff John Anderson, who is retiring when he completes his term next year.
Anderson appointed Salvador as undersheriff Jan. 1.
Salvador’s announcement puts to rest any doubts that he will run for sheriff. In April he issued a press release that expressed some uncertainty about his candidacy. While admitting that he had been seriously considering entering the contest to replace Anderson, Salvador said at the time that he would announce his decision on running sometime in July — after his marriage...