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Who is going to be on the ballot in November for Sheriff?

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“.May the odds be ever with you”

Since: Jul 12

United States

#1 Jul 27, 2012
With everything in such a mess are we even going to have a Sheriff come November?
Yepper

Fairfield, VA

#2 Jul 27, 2012
Yes, there will be an election in Nov., and a new Sheriff after that, and hopefully everyone will take the time to vote again.

I had to laugh reading the various newspapers today. Even though 2 lawyers (Hartman and the commission's lawyer)) BOTH stood firm regarding Kelley's eligibility and Taylor's silly petition, and the commission officially rules AGAINST Taylor and states clearly that Kelley was indeed eligible and they re-certify the election results declaring Kelley the winner again, Taylor and his lawyer now say the commission is wrong, blah, blah ... boo hoo

Taylor filed his complaint with the commission saying they are the ruling authority, and they make a decision, and now they're wrong too. No one will be right until they do it "his way".

I'm thankful Taylor is not our current Sheriff dealing with the awful recent events in town - he'd still be writing long-winded reports and doing press conferences.
a person

Buckhannon, WV

#3 Jul 28, 2012
larry fidler should be sheriff of upshur county
kay

Fairmont, WV

#4 Aug 11, 2012
Not David Taylor!
serious minded

Buckhannon, WV

#5 Oct 13, 2012
let's try something different and elect larry fiddler. a change is really needed. a little different but why keep going on the same way. maybe dui people won't get a slap on the hand and turn around laughing and do it over and over. not to mention wouldn't we a little better off with a few meth people in jail instead of making deals. it was my understanding the fbi and u.s. marshalls needed to come here.
funny

Newton Falls, OH

#6 Oct 13, 2012
serious minded wrote:
let's try something different and elect larry fiddler. a change is really needed. a little different but why keep going on the same way. maybe dui people won't get a slap on the hand and turn around laughing and do it over and over. not to mention wouldn't we a little better off with a few meth people in jail instead of making deals. it was my understanding the fbi and u.s. marshalls needed to come here.
You're quite the jokester aren't you? HaHaHa! Now that's funny, Larry Fidler for sheriff. I'm still laughing about that one.
Valdez Supporter

Bridgeport, WV

#7 Oct 15, 2012
There is a 3rd choice, Gilbert Valdez who is running as a write-in candidate. He is young and energetic bringing some fresh ideas to the table. He believes we have a drug problem, and more can be done. Many don't understand the photo of him in a beard on the billboard. It is a photo of him serving in a special forces operation during the war on terrorism. Another false rumor is that he is part of the Taylor camp. Mr. Valdez decided to run because Taylor forced Chief Dep. Kelley off the ballot. Mr. Valdez has to support his campaign out of his own pocket because because he will not be forming a financial committee under the election law. Unfortunately, write-ins have a tough road. Gilbert was born and went to school here. When he returned to his family from the military he discovered serious crime was up, and he wants to protect his home, community and family.
biker

Madison, WV

#8 Oct 15, 2012
Valdez Supporter wrote:
There is a 3rd choice, Gilbert Valdez who is running as a write-in candidate. He is young and energetic bringing some fresh ideas to the table. He believes we have a drug problem, and more can be done. Many don't understand the photo of him in a beard on the billboard. It is a photo of him serving in a special forces operation during the war on terrorism. Another false rumor is that he is part of the Taylor camp. Mr. Valdez decided to run because Taylor forced Chief Dep. Kelley off the ballot. Mr. Valdez has to support his campaign out of his own pocket because because he will not be forming a financial committee under the election law. Unfortunately, write-ins have a tough road. Gilbert was born and went to school here. When he returned to his family from the military he discovered serious crime was up, and he wants to protect his home, community and family.
I was just wondering how his billboard can say 'Navy Seal Approved of he was never a member of the Navy Seals? Isn't that like lying or something? Does the Navy Seals know that he is using their name as his endorsement? Couldn't he get in big trouble for that if they didn't give him written permission?
GilbertValdez4Sh eriff2012

King George, VA

#9 Oct 19, 2012
I would like to take the opportunity to personally address this question. Hello Sir, My name is Gilbert Valdez. Who are you? I am personally recognized by the NSW Community for my contributions and work. Please see my new Facebook GilbertValdez4Sheriff2012 for more information on my campaign. I am running as a WRITE-IN Candidate for the Position of Upshur County Sheriff. Prior to going public with my Campaign I provide limited distrubution of my NSW Recommendation to Key Leaders (KL) in the community. Leaders that are respected, trusted, and established so that the TRUTH could be verified and attested to, not by me, but by others who are respected, trusted, and established within the community- due to underhandedness, slander, liable and gossip. I decided to enter into this election to provide Upshur County with a Professional viable Candidate and choice after Shame and Dishonor was wrought upon my beloved community. I have run a clean campaign in order to attempt to restore Honor and Integrity to the political process that has been sullied. I find offensive the insinuations and inuendos that have been made against me. However, I understand where and why these things are being said and the motivations. FOR THE RECORD: I do not know David Taylor nor am I being backed by his campaign. I am the only True Independent Candidate in this campaign. I have a simple solution to remedy this confusion and bring light to the issues. Since David Coffman, Sherman Baxa and I were not on the Ballots originally, and since David Coffman, Sherman Baxa and I were not at the original Meet the Candidates Night, then the answer is simple. On Sunday, November 4 we should have a Meet the Candidates Nights. I will reserve VIP seating for you Sir and any other TOPIX contributer so that any questions or concerns you have may be addressed by all the Candidates in a public and open forum before the community. Should you have any questions or concerns please see my Facebook - GilbertValdez4Sheriff2012. Thank you for your time and consideration.

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Yikes

Fincastle, VA

#10 Oct 19, 2012
Just a question for Mr. Valdez. If you/he were so concerned about the havoc in our community, it started right after the primary in May, yet you just decided to jump in the campaign a week or so ago with your big billboards??? The other 2 candidates obtained the required signatures to have their names placed on the ballot in the proper way, but you come out with a couple flashy, odd billboards, and decide to challenge the other 2 candidates. Really If you were so concerned and upset with this mess Taylor threw the community into, why did you wait till now to voice your concerns - it started months ago, and you decide to run for office 3 weeks prior to the general election.

Good luck in your quest to upset the election from 2 candidates who entered the race the proper way. Had you done the same thing months ago, people would be less likely to question your motives and backers.
Yikes

Fincastle, VA

#11 Oct 19, 2012
And I've searched for your FB page as you printed it here -- doesn't show up. Doesn't show up in any version of that. Hhhhmmm
CoolStoryBro

Bucyrus, OH

#12 Oct 19, 2012
GilbertValdez4Sh eriff2012

King George, VA

#13 Oct 19, 2012
With all do respect to your sir, to whom am I speaking with?
Spell Check

Buckhannon, WV

#14 Oct 19, 2012
GilbertValdez4Sheriff2012 wrote:
With all do respect to your sir, to whom am I speaking with?
With all "DUE" respect, you are speaking to your 7th grade English teacher, who taught you the difference between "do" and "due."
GilbertValdez4Sh eriff2012

King George, VA

#15 Oct 19, 2012
In regards to your question sir, I filed my cnadidacy in September. Due to my traveling work requirements I was not able to participate in the elections process as it is traditionally perceived. That is why Democracy and the founders crafted the process this way. Everything I have submitted to the community is documented, verifiable, and has been vetted for the consideration of the entire community. I chose to run my campaign differently because I am a True Independent and not an Independent that runs as a Republican nor am I a Democrat running as an Independent. I have provided this information to the community so that they could make an informed decision based on facts and performance rather than hear say and name recognition. We have serious issues that need to be addressed and people are afraid of what is in the future. I have been priviledged to serve YOU as well as the other in the community. --- Mrs. Allman (SP), It is a pleasure to hear from you. Please forgive my typing skills :)
GilbertValdez4Sh eriff2012

King George, VA

#16 Oct 19, 2012
BU Schools of Excellence -- Thank you for the correction. What concerns do you have that you would like for me to address. What an unexpected surprise!
Sniff Sniff

Buckhannon, WV

#17 Oct 19, 2012
Maybe it's just me, but I smell a TON of BS on this guy.
friend

United States

#18 Oct 19, 2012
GilbertValdez4Sheriff2012 wrote:
BU Schools of Excellence -- Thank you for the correction. What concerns do you have that you would like for me to address. What an unexpected surprise!
I have a lot of concerns but the big concern is when I started checking to see who you were really things did not add up. Also a concern is in this day and time of so much violence why in the world would you portray yourself as you have on the billboard. When I first saw it I thought it was a terrorist. You do not seem to be using good common sense in your compaign. As another asked why did you not collect signatures the lawful way . I feel you are just trying to make a bad situation, worse.
GilbertValdez4Sh eriff2012

King George, VA

#19 Oct 19, 2012
You are definitely welcome to your opinion and your vote. There are some 14,000 registered voters in Upshur County as I understand it. Hopefully you are one of them. If you are, I encourage you to consider all of the Candidates carefully. My 7th grade English teacher is here and much to my chagrin, thank you ma'am, so you know that I went to Middle School here now. Keep searching for the Light, I put it out there for all of Upshur County to consider. Please choose wisely
GilbertValdez4Sh eriff2012

King George, VA

#20 Oct 19, 2012
Friend-I am appreciative of your concerns. I am a Global War on Terror Veteran. This community is full of veterans who have fought in the Middle East. Those men and women understand that you can not operate effectively looking like an American. The Arab culture shares a similar trait to our own Appalachian Culture in the fact that the 'Beard' is the mark of maturity and masculinity. You are correct that violence is on the rise and will only continue to escalate as conditions begin to worsen. Locally, some years ago our Law Enforcement was decisively engaged and a deputy, a man I went to school with and a fellow Marine was shot. Also we had a man attacked when he stopped to help someone and shot himself as he fought the assault off. We also had a gun man loose in Hackers Creek not to long ago and I can even remember seeing former BPD Officer Chris Leigh on the front page of the paper in body armor and an M4 running to the school as the SWAT Team was activated. Two Troopers were recently shot up and one killed and some US Marshalls were shot and killed in Elkins not to long ago. Fortunately, our SWAT Team has received excellent training. Those men know who I am. I am a highly trained and skilled armed professional and an NRA Certified Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor and my other LE firearms credentials are posted on my Facebook GilbertValdez4Sheriff2012. The real question becomes, who do you want to protect you? who do you want to come save you and your children? Who do you want to train your Law Enforcement Officers and Special Operators? In regards to Lawfully obtaining signatures I am a WRITE-IN Candidate and I am not required to obtain signatures because my name will not appear on the ballot. I took this measure because the voters will have to write my name in the ballot. That way NO ONE will be able to dispute the will of the voters. I hope this provides you with some clarity. This is the second time I attempted to answer your question on this site. Please chose wisely

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