In announcing his candidacy, Dillinger said, "The current term is coming to a close already. I am very pleased to announce my candidacy for Sheriff of Fulton County. It would give me great pleasure, to once again serve the citizens of Fulton County.
"These past two years seemed to fly by very quickly. Although we've had some budget trouble, I believe that the Fulton County Sheriff's office has accomplished quite a bit.
"Several meth labs have been found and arrests were made. The land the labs were found on, has been properly decontaminated. The Fulton County Sheriff's office and staff have made approximately 114 felony arrests from Jan. 1, 2009, to October 2009 (the last 10 months). The sheriff's office has sent numerous felons to the Arkansas Department of Corrections for crimes ranging from homicide, drug arrests, sexual assault and burglaries.
"At this time all of the Fulton County deputies are full-time certified. We have three reserve officers which cost the county nothing. They are all dedicated individuals who want to work in this county and serve the citizens within the streets that they themselves live. They are continually attending in-service training classes and updating their training skills. They are a strong team.
"With the economy the way it is, the budget and possible new jail plans, sometime in the near future, the goals at times seem unreachable. But we are continuously planning and meeting with other agencies to overcome the obstacles and reach these goals.
"I hope to have your support and once again serve with you, to help make this county a place where young couples will raise their families and our grandchildren will be safe and proud."