In February 2019 William Stowell made history when he announced that he would run for Sheriff of Botetourt County on a Constitutional platform. His goal was to remind the citizens what it truly means to be an American. If elected, he single-handedly would have ended the Drug epidemic in Botetourt County.
Other changes would have seen Botetourt become a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary ACounty. His Mantra was that 'A Sheriff is supposed to protect people from the Government, Not become a tool of the Government.'