Year of birth: 1984
Worked in the Office of Congressman Joe Wilson.
I’m not accepting any endorsements from any politician, an approach that I hope demonstrates the kind of service I’ll provide. (I believe our next Sheriff must be free from political influence in order to properly serve our county.)
I don’t have the ties to politicians or campaign donors that other candidates do. As such, I’ll be free to devote all of my attention to our county’s law enforcement needs, without conflicts of interest or political interference.
I’m the only candidate who has worked for a large law enforcement agency. I’m much more familiar with the rigors and challenges that a sheriff’s department faces.
I’m a “boots on the ground” investigator, which gives me first-hand insights into the challenges facing front-line officers.
I’ve established a solid record of outstanding service, and a reputation for professionalism and dedication.
Answer 1: Restore public trust by implementing some accountability reforms:
-- Require that financial and accounting positions be filled with certified public accountants (CPAs), which are specially trained to prevent and/or catch mismanagement and abuse.
-- Greater transparency in Sheriff’s Department operations; easy access to public records and all other relevant information
-- High standards for accountability and ethics for all personnel
-- End patronage and favoritism. No more hiring friends. All personnel should be hired based on their qualifications
Answer 2: Improve service:
- Find ways to reduce response times, such as creating more, smaller regional districts
- Transfer management of county jail away from Sheriff’s Department, freeing up Sheriff’s Department to focus on fighting crime.
- Make sure all schools have the protection of a School Resource Officer
Answer 3: Find ways to boost and maintain morale, including holiday pay for Sheriff’s Department personnel who work Christmas Day and other holidays. (Currently, Sheriff’s Department personnel are the only county employees that don’t receive holiday pay.)
I’m a hands-on, boots-on-the-ground lawman. My job is to keep people safe, and to do so professionally, impartially and without fanfare. I believe law enforcement is a noble pursuit, and I take my work seriously.
I’ll go the extra mile to remain free from politics. I’ll devote all of my efforts to the safety and security of the people I serve – and I’ll do so without regard for political affiliation, political influence, or other ulterior interests.
I’m a Sunday School teacher at Northside Baptist Church.