Sheriff Tom Dart confirmed last week that he’s declining overtures from top Washington Democrats to run for the U.S. Senate and will instead seek re-election to his current post. He says has both personal and professional reasons. For starters, he’s got five young kids. Plus, he maintains that there’s a lot more he wants to do as sheriff, such as reducing jail overcrowding and developing programs to try to limit repeat offenders.

There’s certainly plenty to work on.