CARTER COUNTY, Okla. (KTEN) — In two months, Carter County voters will decide who will serve as sheriff.

Incumbent Sheriff Chris Bryant is running for re-election. He'll face DJ Long for the spot.

Bryant began his career in 1997 as a Carter County reserve deputy. He ran for sheriff in 2016 and has served in that role for the last eight years.

"We are the lead law enforcement officials in the county, and our hands are in everything," Bryant said. "The sheriff's office is a business, and it has to be ran like a business as well as a law enforcement entity."

Long also brings law enforcement experience, starting out at the Dallas County Sheriff's Office, then later joining the Ardmore Police Department in 2012, where he currently holds the rank of corporal.

"It should be working with the other agencies for the benefit of the people, and you're not doing the people justice if you're not working together with every law enforcement agency of the county," Long said.

The election is on Tuesday, June 18; early voting will take place on June 13-14.