Steve Barnett is resigning from the Hamilton County Sheriff's Dept.
Barnett is the Director of Community and Media Relations.
His last day will be Friday, Nov. 9. Barnett resigned after Republican Sean Donovan lost his bid for sheriff earlier this week. Donovan is Hamilton County Sheriff Simon Leis' chief Deputy. Leis is retiring after 25 years as sheriff.
"If Sean Donovan had won, I might have stayed another two to four years," said Barnett. Barnett said he enjoyed working with the media and community throughout the years but it was time to move on.
Jim Neil, who retired from the department last year after 30 years, was voted in as the new sheriff..