Democrat Roger Freeman spent 40 years in management for the Boeing Corporation.
"I figured my management skills and my people skills that I learned in the aircraft industry would be exactly what is needed with the constable position," Freeman said.
"You interface with the judges, attorneys and with the public."
After retirement Freeman and his wife, Jo, moved to Payson from Southern California almost two years ago.
When Freeman met up with other Democrats in Payson, he learned the constable position was open and decided to run.
Freeman said he doesn't believe a law enforcement background is necessary for the job of constable, but said he is trained in using firearms if necessary.
"I have always been a sportsman and I have a permit to carry (a firearm)," Freeman said. "We have the full backing of Sheriff (John) Armer, so if more training is required, he'll be there."
Freeman says he's ready to put in the long hours required of the constable and looks forward to getting to know Rim country better.
"I think people should vote for me because of my experience with management and my people skills," Freeman said. "... And because I'm a Democrat."