What do you think about the new Sheriff Sodat

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Outsider

Hopewell, VA

#1 Nov 11, 2013
Do you think the new Sheriff can do the job?
work with him

Hopewell, VA

#2 Nov 15, 2013
I work with Luther and have so for many years, I interact with him daily. He is a fantastic person and would help anyone at anytime. I don't think he has the qualities needed to be a leader, to have insight, to be proactive, remain calm under stress, etc. It is just not in his capacity. Most of us know that Steve will continue to run the department as he has been doing. It just has to make you wonder, how long is he willing to do it without the title, but more importantly without the pay.
PICO

Chester, VA

#3 Nov 15, 2013
Hopewell gets another four years of the do nothings
Monique Winn

Hopewell, VA

#4 Nov 16, 2013
work with him wrote:
I work with Luther and have so for many years, I interact with him daily. He is a fantastic person and would help anyone at anytime. I don't think he has the qualities needed to be a leader, to have insight, to be proactive, remain calm under stress, etc. It is just not in his capacity. Most of us know that Steve will continue to run the department as he has been doing. It just has to make you wonder, how long is he willing to do it without the title, but more importantly without the pay.
I know some of you may think that I wrote these words, but I did NOT. I am sad/angry that Luther will not keep me on staff. I loved working at the Sheriff's Office and I did a great job. I did not support Luther in the election, I supported Cathie Mitchell. For that I must go. I have great support, my family and my friends. I will find another job and a give it my all, as I always do.
work with him

Hopewell, VA

#5 Nov 16, 2013
No Monique did not write those words, I did and what happened to her just sucked and shows what kind of person he is capable of being. Monique was/is a huge help to all of us and this entire Department. She was not the only one by far that did not support Luther in the election, because we know what goes on on the inside and he just can't handle the position of Sheriff effectively and now we have one less strong person on staff.....
Monique Winn

Hopewell, VA

#6 Nov 16, 2013
I am not sure who you are from the office and it really does not matter. Thank you for the kind words. I hope that he does not release anyone else. Good Luck to all of you, I will miss "some" of you.
Bel

Hopewell, VA

#7 Nov 17, 2013
What do I think? I think we have an incompetent Sheriff that can not perform the duty's of the position. But this is no different then our last Sheriff.
u guess

Hopewell, VA

#8 Nov 17, 2013
Nobody seemed to give a rats ass when Anderson got rid of a bunch of people when he was elected--- Newman did the same when he was elected. It happens like this EVER election. Now with this site you have a forum to let people know faster who were let go. Buck up buttercup---- life sucks
VN Vet

Hopewell, VA

#9 Nov 17, 2013
u guess, is typical of the attitude of the suck-ups of the GOBs. When will the clueless of Hopewell get a hint? Money talks, and morals walk(away).
Ben

Chester, VA

#10 Nov 18, 2013
u guess Anderson got rid of one person a 20 year veteran of the department to make room for all of the J.O.B.s he promised. The people in Newmans office got rid of themselves!! The other two candidates running opeanly said they would keep the employees knowing that they had to feed and take care of families.I guess it shows you just what kind of HEARTLESS person Sodat really is.
here we go

Chester, VA

#11 Nov 19, 2013
Kephart will get tired of doing Sodats job for him he will leave and Sodat will flop like a fish out of water till Anderson comes in behind the scenes to hold his hand
Really

Richmond, VA

#12 Nov 19, 2013
Does anyone else from the Mitchell campaign have anything else positive to say! I have never seen such poor a$$ losers! If I saw a picture of a person from my department In the paper I'd say get out now! Just my opinion ". SORE LOSERS, SORE LOSERS, SORE LOSERS, SORE LOSERS,
Ben

Petersburg, VA

#13 Nov 20, 2013
sounds to me like someone in Sodats group is scared the truth will come out
Friend

Mechanicsville, VA

#14 Nov 21, 2013
I have known Sodat for the better part of a decade. He is truely a nice guy. I wish him luck and congratulate him on this position. Now, the letting go of somebody in the office that supported another candidate, that happens in every elected office. Its the nature of an elected office. Does a new president keep the old cabinet? If you supported another person, then how does he think you would have loyalty to him? Don't think for a second that if one of the other candidates had won that they wouldn't have let people go. Everyone that has ever or is currently working in a sheriff's office knows that you can be let go at anytime for any reason. You work at the discretion of the sheriff. You know this and assume the risk that you could potentially be let go every four years. Yes, it is unfortunate that someone looses a job, however you did assume the risk by nature of the employment and openly supporting another candidate. I'm sure you had a vested interest if your candidate won. Would Steve or Sodat have lost their position so you could've been promoted if your candidate won? Everyone wants something in return for supporting someone in politics. The man hasn't even taken office yet and people are condemning him on what might happen. Let give him the benefit of the doubt and see what kind of job he can do.
Friend

Mechanicsville, VA

#15 Nov 21, 2013
Instead of being negative and assuming the worst of someone, why don't we all stay positive and hope for good things from Sodat. If he is a success as Sheriff, don't we as society benefit from that? Try setting people up for success with positive comments instead of tearing them down and speculating on the assumed negatives before they even have a chance to do the job. The majority that voted elected him. If the GOB is responsible for that according to your earlier post, you might consider moving because that would mean that majority of your city is in line with the GOB's. By virtue, they are not a perceived GOB, rather they are majority of the civic minded voters.
Just the Facts

Petersburg, VA

#16 Nov 21, 2013
[QUOTE who="The majority that voted elected him. If the GOB is responsible for that according to your earlier post, you might consider moving because that would mean that majority of your city is in line with the GOB's. By virtue, they are not a perceived GOB, rather they are majority of the civic minded voters.[/QUOTE]

Actually, the MAJORITY did NOT elect Sodat. He received 47% of the vote in the three way race. 53% actually voted AGAINST him.
Sad state of affairs

Hopewell, VA

#17 Nov 21, 2013
Luther is a nice guy but we all know that Anderson will still be in control. I hear he also plans to run for City Council which will not be a good thing. He and Bujakowski would like this to have more control of the city and be tokens of G. Elder
VN Vet

Hopewell, VA

#18 Nov 21, 2013
Anderson on council will just add to Pelham as far as being a "cluster-F". After all the years of he and C.L-B. screwing around( causing her marriage to go south), this would be a disaster. How many women would he be hitting on to "bed" once he gets on council? All the GOB slum lords( Elder, Parr, Nye, Hudson, etc.) would be so happy to be able to get richer as Hopewell slides further down the tubes. How much money do these scum-bags need?
EEE

San Jose, CA

#19 Nov 22, 2013
I wonder if he fired you to make a position for Erin?
work with him wrote:
I work with Luther and have so for many years, I interact with him daily. He is a fantastic person and would help anyone at anytime. I don't think he has the qualities needed to be a leader, to have insight, to be proactive, remain calm under stress, etc. It is just not in his capacity. Most of us know that Steve will continue to run the department as he has been doing. It just has to make you wonder, how long is he willing to do it without the title, but more importantly without the pay.
Really

Chester, VA

#20 Nov 22, 2013
EEE PUKE OVER your STATEMENT

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