The endorsement given in the sheriff's race was partly based on the fact that the current sheriff was not a thief and had not committed malfeasance while in office. I hope we would expect more from elected officials than just being glad they had not stolen from us.
If this is a question that needs to be answered, let me do so now. I, too, can be trusted not to steal or commit malfeasance while in office.
In December, I earned the sheriff department's Officer of the Year Award, Lifetime Achievement Award and the Humanitarian Award. This, I feel, speaks volumes about my character.
The editorial board seems to have a question about my ability to run the sheriff's office. I have owned two different businesses and managed them both very well. I have learned that every good leader places people around them who they can trust and who can step up at a moment's notice to help with suggestions.
Unlike the current administration, I will be able to manage with respect for the employees. So, the revolving door in the office will stop.
Of course, the staff that currently collects taxes would remain and collection would go on unchanged. Let me put this to rest as well. Taxes will be collected, and any and all court security would be held at its highest level.
I just want to make a difference for the citizens of Fayette County.