Who will win the next sheriff's race ...

Who will win the next sheriff's race in 2014??

Created by Mikey on Jul 31, 2013

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Dave Haddix (D)

Billy Snead (D)

Jim Pirtle (D)

Clark Cottom (D)

Pat Fulford (R)

John Waterman (R)

Someone Else

Kinnett should stay

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Banana Pants

United States

#1 Jul 31, 2013
Haddix (deputy)
Snead (deputy)
Pirtle (emergency management director)
Cotton (Vigo county chief deputy)
Fulford (excise cop)
Waterman (former sheriff)

Haddix and Snead will not bring anything new to the department. It will be another 4 or 8 years of what Kinnett did......nothing

Jim Pirtle is interesting. Bringing someone from outside the department with leadership and a history working with budgets is med risk but high reward.

Cottom would be a good sheriff. No one had a better resume than Clark. That's non disputable. His lack of name recognition will hurt him and my ? Is did he move to Sullivan just to run for sheriff? Why does he want to leave Vigo county?

Fulford is an excise cop. Not a lot of police work and admin experience but has a good resume. Interesting candidate.

Waterman. Well he won in 2002 off his dads name. I'm surprised to see him running but he has no chance.

I do not know anyone of these candidates, I just know of them. This is my humble opinions and mine only.
Mikey

Montgomery, AL

#2 Jul 31, 2013
I made the topic so I guess I should comment.

*anyone else besides Kinnett, boy did he show the county how lazy he is??
Buford Pusser

Champaign, IL

#3 Jul 31, 2013
Fulford will win to many dems running will split the party and some dems vote rep, thats how Johnny did it
Who cares

Columbus, IN

#4 Jul 31, 2013
Dems vote dems lol
Yunker

Terre Haute, IN

#5 Jul 31, 2013
predictions

Jim 1 tie
Clark 1 tie
Haddix 3
Snead 4

Fulford 1
Waterman 2
what

Brazil, IN

#6 Aug 1, 2013
PIRTLE would be a JOKE
MAMO

Terre Haute, IN

#7 Aug 2, 2013
I am surprised to see Snead get 6 votes...from what I heard he has a 0% chance to win.
Sheriffs Puppet

Sullivan, IN

#8 Aug 3, 2013
Haddix lives in Greene Co so if he does get the most votes the taxpayers of Sullivan County will have to foot the bill for a very costly lawsuit and then the Democrats will have to fishbowl a new Sheriff . Voter fraud alive and well.
Greene county say what

Terre Haute, IN

#9 Aug 3, 2013
How is haddix eligible to run when he lives in Greene county??
nasty butt

Sullivan, IN

#10 Aug 3, 2013
Greene county say what wrote:
How is haddix eligible to run when he lives in Greene county??
He isn't. He is using a fake Sullivan address. Won't work
Not So Sure

Nashville, IN

#11 Aug 3, 2013
Mikey wrote:
I made the topic so I guess I should comment.
*anyone else besides Kinnett, boy did he show the county how lazy he is??
How can you say anything about Haddix or Snead I don't think their resume has been put out yet, and for Cottom I guarantee his resume is no stronger then Haddix or Snead.
believe

Nashville, IN

#12 Aug 3, 2013
MAMO wrote:
I am surprised to see Snead get 6 votes...from what I heard he has a 0% chance to win.
Don't know where you hear your information, but Snead will be in the top 2 he is very well known and liked as a hard working deputy.
sull co

Sullivan, IN

#13 Aug 3, 2013
Snead has upset a lot of people over the years with his attitude. Haddix is just as cocky and arrogant as Kinnett. Pirtle has lost before. Time for a fresh face that won't play games and has a personal agenda. Cottom is the guy!
Greene County Say what

Terre Haute, IN

#14 Aug 3, 2013
Obviously you are not from Sullivan County if you think Snead has a chance at all lol

No one, and I mean no one likes him! He is rude and arrogant to everyone he runs into while on duty. But since he is running for Sheriff he is trying to change...but it's to late.
someone who cares

Shepardsville, IN

#15 Aug 4, 2013
cottom is the best joice, he is honest, a good father. Is the chief deputy in vigo county. And he lives on court st. and very sincere in hos job. Jim Pirtle is not qualified. he has never been a police officer, someone should have a back ground in law enforement so he or she Knows the law.
Not

United States

#18 Aug 5, 2013
sull co wrote:
Snead has upset a lot of people over the years with his attitude. Haddix is just as cocky and arrogant as Kinnett. Pirtle has lost before. Time for a fresh face that won't play games and has a personal agenda. Cottom is the guy!
There's more to a person then their attitude. Snead is just honest and to the point with people. Snead has made more people happy than mad over the past several years doing his job.
Curious

Elk Grove Village, IL

#19 Aug 6, 2013
No law enforcement is needed to be required for an administrative position (sheriff). Director of FBI has no previous law enforcement. They do the job very well. Kinnett does not work the road on his own or work any cases on his own. Why do you need previous law enforcement? Jim has many certifications in scene control, mass casualty situations, active shooter situations, several other emergency response situations, in charge of budgets, successful in receiving grant funding from state and federal for funding on storm damage. Plus grants to supply every POLICE CAR and OFFICER in the county with 800 mkz radios. Along with every fire truck and ambulance with mobiles and every fire dept with hand helds. The sheriff now did not do that for his deputies. Jim is top choice even with no law enforcement. He doesn't play games. He's always been honest and caring for his community and employees.
Time

Indianapolis, IN

#20 Aug 6, 2013
Pirtle is a good choice
Sullivan Sheriff

Louisville, KY

#21 Aug 6, 2013
Although there are good options, Clark Cottom would make a great Sheriff for Sullivan in my opinion. He's a hard worker and would be very dedicated.
Latino Heat

Montgomery, AL

#22 Aug 7, 2013
Historically, promoting someone from within to a leadership position does not result in needed changes the department/office/company needs. That is the reason why many departments/offices/companies hire from the outside to bring needed change.

Another poster brought up FBI director James Comey. Comey indeed had no prior experience before becoming Director of the FBI.

Example:

The current Sheriff used to be a deputy, and he brought zero changes, zero new programs, etc to the department. This is just one example of many where this happens.

In my humble opinion Haddix and Snead would be the absolute worst if elected.

I have no dog in the fight, but what we need in Sullivan is someone who can get things done, and make a change for once. Meth, prescription drug abuse, and synthetic drugs are killing our youth!

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