Today's Virginian-Pravda reports that state Senator Ken Stolle is considering running for Sheriff. http://hamptonroads.com/2009/03/state-sen-stolle-ponders-run-virginia-beach-sheriff Some may be wondering "Why give up the Senate for jailkeeper?"
I've had it explained to me before that it's usually about the pension. Virginia would pension him based on total years service (Senate + Sheriff) with the amount based on the last three years salary (Sheriff's pay). When you consider the difference between a state Senator's salary and that of the Sheriff, Stolle would have much to gain in outlying years by becoming Sheriff. That's why regularly former legislators become Constitutional Officers (such as Norfolk's Tom Moss), Cabinet Secretaries, and state agency directors.
Does Stolle do it? If Ken really wants it, I don't expect current Sheriff Paul Lanteigne to stand in the way.