Who will be elected new Sheriff of UC

Created by Concerned on Feb 7, 2012

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Scott Stephens

Mack Mason

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citizen

Commerce, GA

#1 Feb 7, 2012
that's ALL we get to choose from???
local yokel

Paonia, CO

#2 Feb 7, 2012
Haven't heard..........is Mack running as a Rep or Dem?
Larry

Dahlonega, GA

#3 Feb 8, 2012
local yokel wrote:
Haven't heard..........is Mack running as a Rep or Dem?
Told me as rep. No matter ,Anyone but Scott DUI Stephens .
He ck

Jefferson, GA

#4 Feb 8, 2012



Republican.

concerned

Jefferson, GA

#5 Feb 8, 2012
haven't heard of anyone else yet.
Voter

Dawsonville, GA

#6 Feb 8, 2012
I heard one of the Administrators from a nearby county who lives here...

But he probably would not want to go through all the mud slinging...

Since: Mar 11

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#7 Feb 8, 2012
Voter wrote:
I heard one of the Administrators from a nearby county who lives here...
But he probably would not want to go through all the mud slinging...
Tell him to come on. Mud washes off and if he wins he will find plenty of folks willing to wash it off for him. Course they will be the ones who threw it in the beginning.
Hope

Dawsonville, GA

#8 Feb 8, 2012
Voter wrote:
I heard one of the Administrators from a nearby county who lives here...
But he probably would not want to go through all the mud slinging...
I know that guy...but he would not put up with even half the current employees...and their abuse of power....

so...he probably wouldn't want it...
Educator

Dawsonville, GA

#9 Feb 9, 2012
Let's get some other options than the two mentioned!!
He ck

Commerce, GA

#10 Feb 9, 2012
Educator wrote:
Let's get some other options than the two mentioned!!

I've got a great idea. why don't you approach the Demo party and ask them to put up another candidate or 2 or 3 for Sheriff. Maybe even the whole Deputy department, the Blairsville department and any other retired police officers.

Sorry , I got carried away.
Union Resident

Jefferson, GA

#11 Feb 11, 2012
The choice is quite obvious...a no brainer!

Mack Mason
new to the name

Dahlonega, GA

#12 Feb 12, 2012
I think this is a fair question. Who is Mack Mason? A bit of history as to why I should support him would be nice. And is he officially in the race? Give me the sales pitch.

Since: Mar 11

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#13 Feb 12, 2012
It would have been nice to put other for those who may not have made up their mind of yet. Who knows their may be a dark horse in the group come qualifying.
new to the name

Dahlonega, GA

#14 Feb 12, 2012
Not sure why I received X's and Spam Judgments from asking a question. I seriously don't know who Mack Mason is. My gosh this board is full of paranoid people. Just say who the guy is, and quit getting defensive about a simple question.

Since: Mar 11

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#15 Feb 12, 2012
new to the name wrote:
Not sure why I received X's and Spam Judgments from asking a question. I seriously don't know who Mack Mason is. My gosh this board is full of paranoid people. Just say who the guy is, and quit getting defensive about a simple question.
I will gladly tell you what I know. he is a native of Union County growing up just out of town. Became a patrolman with the state and by accounts of a lot a real hard as$. It has been said he would give his own mother a ticket. Now we have all been young and inexperienced and made mistakes. I know his brother and he is an alright guy. I do know that Mack Mason is out in town of a day and is going to all the public meetings so if someone is interested in meeting him I'm sure you can find him. We haven't been able to find our present sheriff in 8 years. Now being a hard as$ isn't what we need and hopefully this gentleman out grew that years ago. A lot of prople still have hard feelings from times gone by but they need to compare our well being to their traffic ticket. Now I am not by no means saying you should vote for him I am just saying he can be found if you are interested. He has declared that he is running but as we both know until the qualifing fee is paid people can change their mind. At present he is my 1st choice but only that. Until qualifying and I see who is actually going to run I reserve my choice. Hope that helps.
Cheryl

Jefferson, GA

#16 Feb 12, 2012
Mason has said he will show no favoritism . He also said if elected , the office will be open to public scrutiny . No more tinted windows on any county cars . Mason gets my vote .

“Our Cause Isn't Lost”

Since: Jan 11

Blairsville, GA

#17 Feb 12, 2012
new to the name wrote:
I think this is a fair question. Who is Mack Mason? A bit of history as to why I should support him would be nice. And is he officially in the race? Give me the sales pitch.
New to the Name – Personally I believe your questions were precisely appropriate. And your observation with regard to paranoia is as well astute.

It appears Reb, has been pretty straightforward in his assessment, I find his historical knowledge, and personal evaluations to be reasonably reliable.

I met Mack Mason recently, had very brief conversation, and he very promptly, and with detail began to address my inquiries and concerns, unfortunately we were interrupted.

Regrettably, in our community, candidate efforts to make themselves known at public gathering are discouraged (for obvious reasons) and without adequate news mediums dissemination of a candidate’s message can be relatively difficult.

Actually, in my view, your point is probably too well made, in that suppression of necessary information would be beneficial to the incumbent(s).

There are numerous avenues to overcome this difficulty. However, most candidates (no offense intended) are political neophytes, and the incumbent(s) well knows and takes advantage of that.

Often an “incumbent puppet” of the “power brokers” will become too much of an embarrassment, or “hot potato” for a continued association. So, promoting, or allowing another candidacy to emerge resolves that problem. Therein lies the real dilemma. Do you have a dedicated well-meaning candidate desiring to provide responsive leadership, or nothing more than a clandestine replacement for the "loose cannon?"

This, of course, accelerates the vital need to know the candidate intimately, and drill them upon precisely why they desire to run, how they intend to operate, their positions on issues, their abilities, platforms and any promise or relative information that may be used to hold their feet to the fire if and/or when they should not act accordingly, or simply betray the public trust.

With regard to anyone who may choose to run, that candidate(s), in my view, should be afforded every opportunity to answer all inquiry as to, character, ability, and intentions in serving and protecting the citizens of Union County.

And in doing that it may be necessary to use some creative measures to insure that those voting in Union County adequately receive reliable information. And, that really isn’t all that difficult when you know how.
anonymous

Alto, GA

#18 May 15, 2012
what power those deputies are some of the best in Georgia. and scoot mite have some DUIs but he has done a good job as sheriff.
anonymous

Alto, GA

#19 May 15, 2012
Mack mason is not a native of union county he's from banks.
Tsplost

Jefferson, GA

#20 May 15, 2012
anonymous wrote:
Mack mason is not a native of union county he's from banks.

Majority of people living in union county are not a native of the county. Being a native is poor excuse for a vote.

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