Redd attended Athens City Schools, earning his diploma from Athens High in 2000, and later attended Barstow Community College. He joined the Army the day after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the United States. He was a gunner on the M1A2 Abrams main battle tank, serving from 2001 to 2005 before receiving an honorable discharge. During his service, he earned the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Combat Lifesaver.
He and his wife Miranda have been married 11 years and have three children, Gavin, 8; Wyatt, 5; and Lily'Ana, 6 months.
The primary election, which would allow each party to select its frontrunner, is nearly a year away on June 3, 2014. The general election, which will decide which candidate becomes sheriff, will be Nov. 4, 2014.