Whitehead seeks re-election as sheriff

Apr 9, 2008 | Posted by: UCwriter | Full story: www.zwire.com

Sheriff Jerry Whitehead has announced his re-election bid for sheriff.
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1 - 16 of 16 Comments Last updated Jan 5, 2013
Jim Scrivner

AOL

#1 Apr 12, 2008
Best wishes from Hillsborough Co.
Pinkston for Sheriff

AOL

#2 May 18, 2008
Union County needs a change.

Vote for Ronnie Pinkston
UCinsider

High Springs, FL

#3 May 19, 2008
Union County does need a change, but not in the sheriff's office. Whitehead for Sheriff!!!
NOYB

Jacksonville, FL

#5 May 21, 2008
Union County is just fine with Mr. Jerry Whitehead as sheriff!!! Who would vote for Ronnie Pinkston anyway?
Pinkston for Sheriff wrote:
Union County needs a change.
Vote for Ronnie Pinkston
Mallardcat

High Springs, FL

#7 Aug 6, 2008
The Whitehead family has served the citizens of Union county for over fifty years and has never failed to step up and do the job. If something is not broken it doesn't need fixing. Jerry Whitehead, just like his father before him, is and has always been a fine example of what a Law Enforcement professional should be. With all the uncertainty in our world at this time we are very fortunate to have stability with Sheriff Whitehead.
oif vet

Gainesville, FL

#8 Aug 21, 2008
I spoke with a family member of Mr. Jerry Whitehead (1 of 300 living in Union county)and he told me that Pritchett trucking pays off the sheriffs office so that their truckers do not incur any "problems" by law enforcement officers. Than I found out that the owner of Pritchett and sheriff whitehead are freaken related. Honestly from an outsider looking in it appears that Union county is run BY the whiteheads FOR the whiteheads. I say give Pinkston a try for a term see how things go and if you dont like it reelection is in 2 years.
54 year old

AOL

#9 Aug 26, 2008
It's time to change the status quo. To many good ole boys and thier kids never go to jail for any of the crimes they commit. There is a definate click in union county. And the drug problem in this little town is huge! A blind eye can only be turned for so long.
Vicky Johns

Raiford, FL

#10 Aug 27, 2008
Congrads to Sheriff Whitehead! There was never any doubt as to who would win the election, and the overwhelming margin only proves confidence was never lost in the Sheriff's Office of Union County as claimed by opponent Ronnie Pinkston. Sheriff Jerry Whitehead remains steadfast in his commitment to his county and it's citizens. We thank him for his effort in keeping our county OUR COUNTY!!
Charles Rahn

United States

#11 Aug 27, 2008
I am glad to see my friend, Jerry Whitehead, keep his seat as Sheriff of Union County. Congratulations Jerry!
Voice of reason

Orange Park, FL

#12 Aug 27, 2008
Just look what you got.Pockets are lined once again. And the get out of jail free cards have been re-ordered. Good old boy system is still in effect. Congrats. Nothing worse than abuse of power
James Johnston

Lake City, FL

#13 Aug 28, 2008
The fool called Jerry Whitehead hired Sheriff Gootee's son even though his own daddy fired him from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office for use of excessive force on SEVERAL OCCASIONS!

Lake Butler residents beware of Union County deputy sheriff Gootee as he's crazier than a bedbug...

http://votenogoat.com/
War Vet

Jacksonville, FL

#14 Aug 30, 2008
[Sorry you are such a sore loser and couldnt keep your own job. Get a life.
Wanting Change

Callahan, FL

#15 Sep 14, 2008
I have been a life long resisdent of Union County.
I had the most respect for Sheriff John. I don't have that same respect for Jerry.
If only the people of Union County knew what they got themselves in for, for another 4 years.
If only someone would look a little deeper into the Union County Sheriff's Office.
I read every article put into the paper by both Candidates. Ronny came to my house himself and spoke with me. I never saw Sheriff Whitehead out. As a matter of fact, I saw people out knocking on doors for him, but never saw him. Both had some very good points, however I think Sheriff Whitehead went a little far by saying that Mr. Pinkston had been "terminated" fom the Sheriff's Office (Sheriff Whitehead told me himself that he had left to go work for Alachua County right after Ronny left), and "removed" from the drug task force.
I checked into it, it's public record. He was not "removed" from the task force. He actually from what I understand did a WONDERFUL job!
I have talked to several people that worked with him on the Task Force and not one bad thing came up. I wish someone would have requested a recount for the night of the election, those numbers just do not add up.
I know of many, many people that voted for Ronny.
Oh well, the next one is only four years away!!!
George Burton

Lake City, FL

#16 Sep 15, 2008
ya get what ya vote for. it is "never" a good thAng when one man stays in power for to long. power corrupts, there's no way you can get around that statement. it's true of jerry whitehead, it's true of (insert any name) too...
Brotherman

Birmingham, AL

#17 Jul 5, 2009
as long as there is a Whitehead in Union County, There will always be a Whitehead who is sheriff. He is Keeping the spot for his younger son Brad Whitehead
Needs to change

Hollywood, FL

#18 Jan 5, 2013
We need a change in the Sheriffs Office. He has been in Office way to long. There needs to be a change next election and I know the perfect man for the job.

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