James Qualls has announced his candidacy for Hutchinson County Sheriff.
Qualls was born in Duncan, Okla., in 1948. He is happily married to Kellie (Snider). Between them they have eight children, 23 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. They attend Celebration Family Church in Fritch.
He grew up in California, and graduated high school in Riverside, Calif., in 1966. Over the years, he continued his education in a slow pace, taking classes in community colleges as well as continuing education in law enforcement.