City or town of residence: Agate Profession: Retired law enforcement Related elected-office or public-service experience: Thirty years in law enforcement. Why are you seeking this office? I was asked …
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City or town of residence: Agate
Profession: Retired law enforcement
Related elected-office or public-service experience: Thirty years in law enforcement.
Why are you seeking this office?
I was asked by several citizens if I would run for sheriff. They are not happy with the ways things are and want a change. I was told many stories and after doing my own research I decided that I can bring professionalism, accountability and respect, the change I believe Elbert County needs.
What makes you the most qualified person for the position?
There are many aspects that make me the most qualified person. I am professional, accountable and a listening leader. I am community- and citizen-focused. I bring 30 years of experience. I led and was responsible for 18 officers and their canines. Training, certifications and all day-to-day operations. I have traveled the U.S. teaching officers and showing them the most effective ways to reduce crime yet still have friendly relationships with the community. The sheriff and his deputies work for you. Customer service is very important! Our job is to keep the community and its citizens safe while still being professional and respectful to all!
What would your top two priorities be if elected?
I have five top priorities.
Have a good working relationship with all the citizens and businesses.
Have a good working relationship with all the surrounding law enforcement agencies.
Have enough deputies to handle the needs of Elbert County.
Have a drug-free county.
Have positive interactions and relationships with the youth.
I have already started working on several of these priorities. I have met with several surrounding agencies and have gotten very positive feedback. I have visited with many citizens and local businesses. I have several plans in the works for bringing on more deputies. We will have a neighborhood enforcement team that will investigate all calls of suspicious drug activities. There will be many more sheriff-sponsored activities for the youth.
What else should the voters know about you?
I am a hard-working Christian family man who has always strived to make a positive change in people's lives, while still upholding the law and doing my job professionally. I can make a positive impact in Elbert County. I plan on living out my years in this wonderful place, and I want to help ensure that Elbert is a safe, happy community where the citizens are proud to live.
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