There’s a new entry in the race to be the next Sarasota County sheriff.

Sheriff’s Office Col. Kurt Hoffman made the announcement outside the Sarasota County Jail on Thursday. He has served as Sheriff Tom Knight’s chief deputy for the past five years.

Hoffman actually began his career as a deputy in Charlotte County before getting his law degree and becoming the assistant state attorney for the 12th Judicial Circuit.

Knight announced earlier this year that he would not be running again in 2020.