Skip DeWitt Files as Democrat for Cec...

Skip DeWitt Files as Democrat for Cecil County Sheriff -- Cecil Times

There are 531 comments on the ceciltimes.wordpress.com story from May 24, 2010, titled Skip DeWitt Files as Democrat for Cecil County Sheriff -- Cecil Times. In it, ceciltimes.wordpress.com reports that:

A A The already hotly contested race for Cecil County Sheriff in the 2010 election has ramped up a notch with the candidacy filing of Robert DeWitt, a current Deputy and the son of a very popular former Sheriff, to challenge fellow Democrat Chris Sutton in the primary election this year.

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Dances with Wolves

Elkton, MD

#1 May 24, 2010
Interesting development. I'll be interested to read what DeWitt plans to bring to the table.
Toxic

North East, MD

#2 May 24, 2010
Are you serious? This is just a ploy by the Janney team to take votes away from Sutton. I wonder what they have promised to DeWitt? It was going to be a close race this time against Janney and Sutton. This is what Janney needs to win. Smart move on behalf of Janney. It is just a shame DeWitt sold out all his brother and sister Deputies. Or is the debt to Janney that much for keeping all the skeletons in his closet contained? Dont be fooled, DeWitt has no intentions to be Sheriff.
Family First

Fort Wayne, IN

#3 May 24, 2010
Skip should take care of his children first before he even thinks of looking out for other people. He has a son that he does nothing with and his 15 year old daughter just had a baby. Maybe he should get more involved in their lives before he thinks he can help others. If you don't believe this post just ask hi ex-wife or the mother of his son, They will tell you. C'mon Skip be a good father and grand father, then focus on your political career
I Do Believe

Wilmington, DE

#5 May 25, 2010
We may finally have a winner! Congratulations Skip DeWitt! Don't let Chris Sutton, his "loyal supporters", or anyone with a righteous word distract your goals. Chris Sutton will pull the ex-wife out and throw your children into the fire because that is the type of politician he is. If he wasn't so scared he wouldn't be dragging your children in the mud. Anyone candidate that needs to dig to that level has some serious psychological issues. The above writers are most likely him, his business partner, and maybe one that has been promised a position that they don't deserve. Just like in the past...Chris Sutton is not the one for the job!
Dances with Wolves

United States

#6 May 25, 2010
Toxic wrote:
Are you serious? This is just a ploy by the Janney team to take votes away from Sutton. I wonder what they have promised to DeWitt? It was going to be a close race this time against Janney and Sutton. This is what Janney needs to win. Smart move on behalf of Janney. It is just a shame DeWitt sold out all his brother and sister Deputies. Or is the debt to Janney that much for keeping all the skeletons in his closet contained? Dont be fooled, DeWitt has no intentions to be Sheriff.
I wasn't planning on voted for either Janney or Sutton. The thing of it is, I'm rather sick of the both of them...lol I was looking for someone to take away the voted of both of them and win the election.

So, if it is your opinion that DeWitt doesn't really the job and that he is somehow tied to Janney to take votes away from Sutton, could you explain the connection for those of us who are not privy to the inner workings?
Dances with Wolves

United States

#7 May 25, 2010
I Cant Believe It wrote:
Dewitt sold his sole to the Devil and in this case the Devil's name is Janney.
Please explain the connection between DeWitt and Janney. There are many of us who are unaware of any connection between the two. I have no use for Janney or Sutton, so an additional candidate is interesting to me. Now why would DeWitt run for Sheriff only to help Janney win? Seriously. I'm not getting that connection.
I Do Believe

Wilmington, DE

#8 May 25, 2010
Dances with Wolves wrote:
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Please explain the connection between DeWitt and Janney. There are many of us who are unaware of any connection between the two. I have no use for Janney or Sutton, so an additional candidate is interesting to me. Now why would DeWitt run for Sheriff only to help Janney win? Seriously. I'm not getting that connection.
There is no connection. This is Chris Sutton's way of saying that he is intimidated by Skip DeWitt. Because Chris Sutton put Dan Slater and Al Michael up to run against Janney so he would need to spend his money on the primary...he wants everyone to believe that is the case with DeWitt. I asked DeWitt, eight years ago, about running for Sheriff and he told me "One of these days". This was a thought back then and the day has finally come. You can be assured that Chris Sutton and his "supporters" will throw more dirt into the mix because that is how he operates. As a democrat,who is very tired of Sutton's antics, I support Skip DeWitt. Make your own decision.
Dances with Wolves

United States

#9 May 25, 2010
I Do Believe wrote:
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There is no connection. This is Chris Sutton's way of saying that he is intimidated by Skip DeWitt. Because Chris Sutton put Dan Slater and Al Michael up to run against Janney so he would need to spend his money on the primary...he wants everyone to believe that is the case with DeWitt. I asked DeWitt, eight years ago, about running for Sheriff and he told me "One of these days". This was a thought back then and the day has finally come. You can be assured that Chris Sutton and his "supporters" will throw more dirt into the mix because that is how he operates. As a democrat,who is very tired of Sutton's antics, I support Skip DeWitt. Make your own decision.
I'm leaning towards voting for Skip DeWitt myself. I have heard nothing bad about the man, and I, for one, am rather sick and tired of the Janney-Sutton contests. I was hoping for someone interesting to join in and break up this duo, and Mr. DeWitt seems to fit that bill. Unless something absolutely astonishing happens during this campaign, DeWitt just might get my vote.

Nomatter how this all plays out, my vote will NOT go to either Janney or Sutton.
Frustrated

Water View, VA

#10 May 25, 2010
The FOP is furious with Dfc Dewitt, their brother, who they feel betrayed the brotherhood. The Deputies cannot agree among themselves!. The mud slinging just takes away from discussion of the real issues!! Can anyone person say the Sheriff's Office has not made leaps and bounds progress in 8 years. NO they can't!!!!!!!!!!The FOP is acting extremely unprofessional with their name calling and antics. It is a total embarrassment but hey this is Cecil County, maybe I'll put my pajamas on and go to Walmart for a while to calm myself down.
I Do Believe

Wilmington, DE

#11 May 25, 2010
Are they mad at Dan Slater? Are they mad at Al Michael? Who will they be mad at if one of these names ends up in the General? The FOP is into bullying a member for his right to run for Sheriff? It sounds like the FOP betrayed Skip DeWitt! There should be no excuse!
Jane

Elkton, MD

#12 May 25, 2010
I feel that the DeWitt candidate has the best approach to managing the the men and woman of the Cecil County Sheriff"s Office and the jail officers. I will vote for him in September and November, he's the best choice for the job.
Frustrated

Water View, VA

#13 May 25, 2010
You are right- there should be no excuse. The FOP is now trying to keep their members quiet after they slammed their brother Dewitt for filing and while slinging mud all over their current Sheriff. Why not get back to the issues at hand and try to figure out how to move forward for the benefit of the citizens of this County. The election needs to be about accomplishments and issues not about name calling and bullying!
Family First

Fort Wayne, IN

#14 May 25, 2010
First of all Skip announced he was running then announced that he would not get involved in the race and support whoever the FOP supported. So I am confused does he want to run or not. He knows that you should not enter a race this late in the game. If he really wants to be the Sheriff lets hear him talk about Why is he better than Janney or is he afraid to say because I believe that his sole purpose is to run against Sutton in the primary and make him spend money. Skip has not even passed the first level supervisor's test. He has no supervisory experience at all. So give me a break all of you that are on here for Skip you know the truth and it is ashame that candidates are working hard to make things better and he wants to put his name in the race for the wrong reasons. Like I said before I do not respect anyone no matter who it is that would abanded a child. No one has disputed my facts on here and being the christian person I am, I really do wish that Dewitt would focus on his family It sounds as if they could use a father. By the way Dances with wolves ask him about the 2 hour closed door meeting with Janney right before he announced the first time. He admitted to this meeting. Also check out the inteview at cecil times.com when asked about Janney they state he has a long pause Don't get smoke screened. If you do not like Janney or Sutton then look at the other guys or maybe don't vote at all but don't vote for a person who is doing it for the wrong reasons
I Do Believe

Wilmington, DE

#16 May 25, 2010
Chris,

I do not care about the dirt! DON'T YOU GET IT YET? You are dragging children through the mud. Do you really want that child to suffer? You claim to be a Christian and yet you are attacking someone who has nothing to do with this race. Let that child get the treatment he needs without the interference of your corrupt campaign! Let that young woman heal from having a child so young. Allow his children to adore their father...WITHOUT PAYING THE PRICE FOR YOUR GREED!
Bill

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#17 May 25, 2010
Mr. DeWitt you finally got in the race I'm glad to see it. I saw the article in the cecil Whig yesterday and you have got my total support. It's been awhile since I have been on this site and I guess I didn't miss anything. I'm sure that some candidates will attempt to tarnish you but keep your head high and you will do fine. And I'm sure your father would be proud.
Family First

Fort Wayne, IN

#18 May 25, 2010
Nice try but I am not chris but keep guessing I could be about 50,000 other people who feel this way. You are the ones trying to drag mister Sutton into this Shame on you. And Not me NOT chris but Skip himself he knew there would be his issues brought up and unfortunately these are just a few of many many more when this site gets more popular I am sure you will have to answer to alot of other stories THAT RE TRUE and yes you will probably blame Mr. Sutton. Why is Skip's camp not blaming Barry?
Dances with Wolves

Elkton, MD

#19 May 25, 2010
Looks to me like this article explains his change of heart:

What changed? DeWitt said that initially it appeared that fellow Democrats were “satisfied” with Sutton’s candidacy. But he said that as he spoke with many Cecil County residents, they were “not satisfied with these candidates– and I was not satisfied.”

http://ceciltimes.wordpress.com/2010/05/24/sk...

And he is right. Sutton is no longer a "slam-dunk" against Janney, he was merely the "lesser of two evils". Some people, like myself, expect more out of our candidates and not simply "more of the same".

Thank you Skip DeWitt for making this contest more interesting.
We The People

United States

#20 May 25, 2010
I Do Believe wrote:
Chris,
I do not care about the dirt! DON'T YOU GET IT YET? You are dragging children through the mud. Do you really want that child to suffer? You claim to be a Christian and yet you are attacking someone who has nothing to do with this race. Let that child get the treatment he needs without the interference of your corrupt campaign! Let that young woman heal from having a child so young. Allow his children to adore their father...WITHOUT PAYING THE PRICE FOR YOUR GREED!
Sure, and Barry is the Christian family man....what a joke! You must be related. Same BS, different orfice.
Bob

Water View, VA

#21 May 25, 2010
Jane wrote:
I feel that the DeWitt candidate has the best approach to managing the the men and woman of the Cecil County Sheriff"s Office and the jail officers. I will vote for him in September and November, he's the best choice for the job.
That's just a rediculous statement.
I Do Believe

Wilmington, DE

#22 May 26, 2010
I think you may be RIDICULOUS. Nothing like trying to look like you know what you are talking about and spelling the word wrong...LOL!

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