Howard announces bid for Lancaster sheriff

Melvin L. Howard Jr.

MOLLUSK—Melvin L. Howard Jr. recently announced he is running for Sheriff of Lancaster County in the November 2019 general election.

Howard, a lifelong resident of Lancaster County, lives in Mollusk with his wife, Dianne.

Howard started with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office in 1978 under the Lancaster County Green Hand Work Program. He attended Rappahannock Community College and received an associate’s in criminal justice from Belford University in February 2004. He also attended Virginia University of Lynchburg and received an associate’s in arts in 2010.

In 1978, Howard completed the Basic Jailer Course with the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy and served….