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Elizabethton, TN

#1 Feb 13, 2010
What happened to all the supporters of Parrish he left you high and dry like he left the sheriff office before.The field is getting smaller F.Peters wont run unless he leaves J.C. thanks to the hatch act,Parrish said he cant get out of the service and Carden cant make up his mind if he is going to run or not.

Maryville, TN

#2 Feb 13, 2010
It looks like John Peters is going too win.

Johnson City, TN

#3 Feb 13, 2010
the fewer that run, the worse it is for the incumbent.
curious 2

Jonesborough, TN

#4 Feb 18, 2010
Parrish couldn't leave because they extended his time, he had no choice about leaving, you do what uncle sam tells you to do. We have the primary coming up and then the general election. Don't be surprised because there may be another good, reliable person that is from carter county and is more than qualified to run for sheriff. I didn't give much thought about the hatch act but you are right Frank Peters can't run unless he quits j.c. and as far as Kim Birchfield goes, don't he get the hint after all the times he has run for sheriff that the people don't want him. It's like he is beating a dead horse to death.
Eatl Wiggins

Johnson City, TN

#5 Feb 18, 2010
If you eliminate the people that are effected by the Hatch Act, who does that leave?
curious 2

Jonesborough, TN

#6 Feb 18, 2010
Does the Hatch Act not pertain to Kim Birchfield? I hear Marvin Carden is not going to run. John Henson isn't running for sheriff and who is Steve Smith? I know Paul Birchfield is from Roan Mtn and he don't have a chance because he's not a well known person and really not qualified. Jeff Ensor, he is not sheriff material and neither is John Peters, even though his dad was sheriff that don't make him qualified.John wasn't able to keep his job at Mapes but I bet he wouldn't tell the reason he was dismissed from there, and I know he was because I used to work there years ago when he got let go.This is a fact and not mud slinging. Just saying you have to be a calm and cool person to be sheriff, not hot tempered.I say again there will be another person that is more than qualified to be our sheriff and he will run in the August election as an independent. Read Sundays edition of the Elizabethton Star. I really believe he will be the best man for sheriff, just because he has a good reputation and has all of the qualifications to be sheriff.
Eatl Wiggins

Johnson City, TN

#7 Feb 18, 2010
The Hatch Act pertains to Kin Birchfield and Jeff Ensor also.
Eatl Wiggins

Johnson City, TN

#8 Feb 18, 2010
sorry Kim
curious 2

Jonesborough, TN

#9 Feb 18, 2010
So that just really leaves Chris Mathes and John Peters to run in the primary because the other ones want hear the gun fo off. Just remember there's still the August election for an independent to run againist who ever wins the primary.

“You lose a lot of time, hating”

Since: Jan 10

Roan Mountain

#10 Feb 18, 2010
The STATE MANDATED qualifications for the office of Sheriff.
Must conform to all general qualifications
No member of the General Assembly nor practicing attorney may serve as Sheriff
Must file form SS-3064 with the county election commission with the nominating
petition affirming the following facts:
Must be a citizen of the United States
Must be at least (25) years of age prior to the date of qualifying for the election
Must be a qualified voter of the county
Must have a High School Diploma or its equivalent as recognized by the Tennessee
State Board of Education
Must not have been convicted of or pleaded guilty (including nolo contendere) to any
felony charge or any violation of any federal or state laws or city ordinances relating
to force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor or controlled substances; so
long as said violation involves an offense that consists of moral turpitude a
misdemeanor crime of domestic violence;
Must be fingerprinted and have the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation make a
search of local, state, and federal fingerprint files for any criminal record.
Fingerprints are to be taken under the direction of the TBI. It shall be the
responsibility of the TBI to forward all criminal history results to the POST
Commission for evaluation of qualifications;
Must not have been released, separated or discharged from the Armed Forces of the
United States with a Dishonorable or Bad Conduct Discharge, or as a consequence of
conviction at a court martial for either state or federal offense;
Must have been certified by a qualified professional in the psychiatric or
psychological fields to be free of all apparent mental disorders as described in the
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 3rd Edition (DSM III) or its
successor, of the American Psychiatric Association; and
Must possess a current and valid peace officer certification as issued by the
Tennessee Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission, as provided in Section
38-8-107, as defined in Chapter 8 of Title 8, within (12) months prior to the close of
qualification for the election for the office of sheriff. TCA 8-8-102 (b), TCA 8-8-101

Kingsport, TN

#11 Feb 18, 2010
Dude wrote:
It looks like John Peters is going too win.
Ha.. not gonna happen...

Ringgold, GA

#12 Feb 19, 2010
Eatl Wiggins wrote:
The Hatch Act pertains to Kin Birchfield and Jeff Ensor also.
Jeff Ensor is not running

Since: Aug 09

Elizabethton, TN

#13 Feb 19, 2010
Eatl Wiggins wrote:
The Hatch Act pertains to Kin Birchfield and Jeff Ensor also.
I think Birchfield is retired. If he is then he can run.

Johnson City, TN

#14 Feb 19, 2010
govols1 wrote:
<quoted text>I think Birchfield is retired. If he is then he can run.
Does it really matter what he does? we are only talkin about a dozen votes.

Since: Aug 09

Elizabethton, TN

#15 Feb 19, 2010
thuds wrote:
<quoted text>Does it really matter what he does? we are only talkin about a dozen votes.
you are right

Johnson City, TN

#16 Feb 19, 2010
I still think there are too many people running to beat Mathes. The opposition vote will be split and he will win with about 38%.

Not saying I agree, just a prediction.

Maybe I'm wrong.

Elizabethton, TN

#17 Feb 20, 2010
What has Chris Mathes done thats so bad? Got a divorce? Messed around on his wife? Got some woman OR women pregnant while he was married to his wife? My gosh IF that disqualifies anyone for a job, not many people in Carter County could have ANY JOB cause it goes on so much around here it shouldn't shock anyone. Just because he is our "SHERIFF" doesn't mean he is supposed to be the POPE !!! He is a divorced man so if he dates NOW it's his business and WHO he dates is his business, messing around on his wife WAS bad but he isn't GOD he is human. Think back, before he got into that office all this mess with the existing "ran down jail" was going on, the jail wasn't large enough and was too nasty to be even called humane. He didn't run us up in debt building was already in the plans. So someone explain to me what he has done that HALF of the men in Carter County hasn't done in their lives. I am not related to him and unsure if he will even get my vote but just curious as to why people think him being Sheriff again is so bad? School teachers, Sunday School teachers, Preachers, Parents, Grandparents are MORE role models for OUR children than a "SHERIFF" is, because HOPEFULLY they won't be having anything to do with a sheriff IF the REAL role models act right and do right in front of our children while they are small. Personally I WISH we could swap Sheriff's with Unicoi County, have you ever noticed he's on the news ALL the time with Drug Busts, Moonshine Stills busted up. Only thing I can say about Mathes is HE NEEDS TO GET MORE DRUGGIES off our streets but with Judge Walton locking people up for petty junk it takes up all the room in the jail so they have NO ROOM for REAL OFFENDERS !!!!!
Sorry to dissapoint

Albuquerque, NM

#18 Feb 20, 2010
Some of you might want to look into the "Hatch Act" garbage that's being thrown around and understand exactly what it does and does not cover. I can assure you, Frank Peters is not in violation of tha Hatch Act. Not a single cent of his salary is covered by Federal funding and the City of Johnson City has also done it's homework. This feeble attempt by the Mathes crew was nothing more than a speed bump in deterring the campaign. Frank is running 100% full steam ahead! He is as committed as ever and IS NOT DROPPING OUT OF THIS RACE.
Eatl Wiggins

Johnson City, TN

#19 Feb 20, 2010
The way I see it, more in the race is better for Mathes. Do you agree, DD?
MATHES sucks

Whitwell, TN

#20 Feb 22, 2010
Wtf has mathes done for carter county?NOT shit that ive seen or heard to busy doing other shit

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