Who do you plan to vote for? (Sheriff)

Who do you plan to vote for? (Sheriff)

Created by John Q Public on Oct 9, 2007

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Deryl Loar

Ed Glaeser

William McMullen

Kent Campbell

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ssweazey

United States

#1 Oct 19, 2007
Bill McMullen is a down to earth person with excellent experience, and the knowledge to run a great Sheriff's Office.
JQH

Marathon, FL

#2 Oct 22, 2007
Deryl Loar has twice the experience of any other candidate--bar none. Plus, he's humble and honest. And he doesn't have any crazy divorce stuff swirling around him like McMullen.
Guy

AOL

#3 Oct 24, 2007
I agree with ssweazy. Bill is a nice guy who will listen and take action on everyone's issues not just the rich and influential. He is definately the working mans choice and has more experience than Loar. Loar is a puppet for big business...check his supporters.
Wendy

Delray Beach, FL

#4 Oct 24, 2007
In essence, when we elect an official for any office, we (the voters) are the "hiring board". It is incumbent upon all of us to check into professional histories and backgrounds AS those backgrounds pertain to the job at hand. We have to decide who has the most experience for the job in question, not just general law enforcement experience, and who has both the vision and capability to take the Sheriff's Department into the next era, the experience to draw on the good things that are happening in the Sheriff's Office now, and the job history in THIS Sheriff's Office to know where the pitfalls have been in the past, so we don't repeat past mistakes. Hands down, that person is Captain McMullen. And it seems that the poll here agrees.:-) If any of you doubt it, just visit his website, votemcmullen.org
Wendy

Delray Beach, FL

#5 Oct 24, 2007
I don't know why I am listed as living in Pompano Beach, as I do live in Vero.....wierd.
Alex Brown

West Palm Beach, FL

#6 Oct 27, 2007
First, it's interesting that Wendy started the poll, supports Mr. McMullen, and that the poll shows dramatic support for McMullen; shouldn't somebody put a limit on how many times a person can vote in this poll? Not meaning to imply that Wendy has voted more than once, just that it IS possible for people to vote more than once in THIS poll.

Second, we are electing the Sheriff of Indian River County, the highest level position in the department; it is an executive level position. While I admire and respect Mr.McMullen's career, I believe that his extensive experience in the corrections department is not as valuable as the extensive executive level experience Deryl Loar has experienced as Commander of this regions highway patrol for the last 10 years; let's not forget the 9 years prior that Mr. Loar spent working his way up to be the head of his department. He has commanded hundreds of officers from Brevard County all the way down to Broward county and west to Kissimmee though many different situations; all the while, he and his family have resided right here in Vero Beach.

In terms of his qualifications, his resume speaks for itself ( www.loarforsheriff.com ). In terms of his character and his personality, I would challenge any doubters to call him up and meet him in person; he is one of the more humble and genuine people I have met.

I put my full name on here because I want people to know that I support Deryl Loar.

Since: Oct 07

Vero Beach, FL

#7 Oct 27, 2007
Again, like Wendy, I live in Vero; not sure why it says Pompano Beach..
Wendy

Delray Beach, FL

#8 Oct 27, 2007
Just to set the record straight, I didn't start the poll. The link was sent to me by a friend of mine, and I voted for my choice, and commented where there was an opportunity. If you look at the link line on the forums page, you will see that it was started by John Q. Public. I don't know who s/he is, but I am glad that it was started. I also think it is interesting that you would accuse the poll of being slanted right out of the box.....Capt. McMullen's experience and qualifications speak for themselves. I am not going to use this forum to debate what is obvious....your tone seems rather aggressive, Mr. Brown. Civility also seems to be challenged by your group from the very start....very sad, really.
Clint Moran

Marathon, FL

#9 Oct 29, 2007
I have to agree with Mr. Brown. I started out tentatively supporting Mr. McMullen because he's a friendly guy and I had heard that Sheriff Raymond was supporting him. But then I happened to read about Mr. Loar's qualifications and they are so far beyond the other candidates. I then found out that the rumor about the Sheriff supporting him was completely untrue and started looking into the matter a little more. After having met all the candidiates, I am supporting Captain Loar without reservation. I've also met several officers from all over the region and quite a few from the Indian River Sheriff's Office and the facts bear out. They say he is exactly what he appears to be and Indian River would be lucky to have him. They say he is honest, fair, and has more actual experience in managing law enforcement than anyone around. Having met him a few times now, he is definitely the most down-to-earth of anyone in the race. He's going to be great for this county.
Clint Moran

Marathon, FL

#10 Oct 29, 2007
I also live in Vero Beach....?
Alex Brown

West Palm Beach, FL

#11 Oct 30, 2007
Wendy, again, I apologize if my tone seemed aggressive. I certainly did not mean to seem accusatory, although I can see how it came across that way. My point was, however inarticulately put, that this poll does not place a limit on how many times an individual can vote; it is possible for an individual to vote more than once and therefore skew the results, that's all. Everyone should qualify the results accordingly.

Have a great day everybody!
Rollins Brown

Marathon, FL

#12 Oct 30, 2007
I also have to put my full name down in support of Deryl Loar. After working for years in law enforcement, I can say, without hesitation, that Deryl Loar is the best choice. He has integrity that is unmatched. I know this from personal experience. He has a clear and dignified vision for the agency, but, fortunately no personal agenda. He is about responsibility and quality in public service. His resume is literally more than the citizens could ask for. He's been a trouble shooter sent all over the state to manage big law enforcement issues and he's been both effective and remains well-liked. That is a tough thing to accomplish and it shows tremendous leadership.

And the one of the things that's best about him is that he is so down to earth. If you met him on the street, you would have no idea that he was such a high-ranking commander with such responsibility. He just hasn't been jaded by the job or let his ego go to his head. He's a local Indian River resident that wants his tremendous experience and resources to benefit his home community. We are very lucky to have such a dedicated public servant and I am telling everyone that they will be pleasantly suprised with the job he'll do. Meet him. Vote for him. You'll be glad you did.
Rollins Brown

Marathon, FL

#13 Oct 30, 2007
I'm from Vero. Haven't been to MI in years!
Margaret Scheller

West Palm Beach, FL

#14 Oct 31, 2007
I like Deryl Loar, too! I met him at Hale Groves and he is the nicest man. I don't know much about law enforcement, but he seems so kind. My son has several friends in his bible study class and they say he is a wonderful husband and father.
Barry Conrad

Marathon, FL

#15 Nov 6, 2007
Who are all these people voting for McMullen or is it just one person with a lot of time? Practically everybody I have spoken to is voting for Loar...? I think there is something wrong with this poll. I'm from Vero.
Lenora Conrad

Marathon, FL

#16 Nov 6, 2007
I agree with my husband Barry. 10 to 1 of everyone I have spoken with is voting for Loar. I think this poll is broken
Indian River Deputy

Marathon, FL

#17 Nov 13, 2007
I hope everyone can understand why I am not using my real name. I am voting for Commander Loar over the three guys from my agency. They all have their good points, but Commander Loar is a leader with integrity and experience that our department needs. His actual on the job experience is FAR beyond what any else has. And rather than making dozens of promises to deputies about promotions in return for support, he's only promised that he's not playing politics as usual. Everyone in our agency will get a genuine trial period at their job they are doing right now. He told me that for every promise that a candidate makes concerning staffing, means the person currently in that job must be fired or demoted and that he wouldn't want someone making a decision to fire him without a fair evaluation so why should he do it to the deputies. I asked him what about Captain McMullan his chief rival. He said politics is over the day of the election and that if Captain McMullen does a good job and wants to stay at the jail his job is 100% secure. If Commander Loar is going to be that fair about his main rival, I know he will treat the rest of us well. We need that kind of integrity from our leader and I think he will make us proud.
IR Deputy 2

Marathon, FL

#18 Nov 13, 2007
I have to agree with my supposed colleague above. The more I talk to guys who have worked with Loar, the more I am thinking hes the one we want, not just as a department employee, but as a resident. His background is far more impressive than anyone else's--i mean the guy has really done a lot of stuff pretty well, but originally he worried me because FHP is so different and so uptight. But, apparently everyone who's ever worked with him thinks he is really easy to deal with and has a lot of character, so I am getting a lot more comfortable with that idea. As much crap and backstabbing as McMullen and Glaeser are going to bring back, I think we need a change at any price. I'll quit if one of those two jokers gets in.
Eileen Consigliano

Marathon, FL

#19 Nov 14, 2007
Deputy 1, I heard the same thing about Commander Loar. I think it really says something about a guy who refuses to refuses to play the politics and is going to put the department above politics. I think a lot of other people would fire their main competitor immediately. He's got my vote.
Marc Bastian

Marathon, FL

#20 Nov 21, 2007
I challenge anyone to actually compare the resumes of the candidates and say that Deryl Loar doesn't have twice the experience of any of the other candidates. That goes for budgeting, staff management, law enforcement posts, general administration, and crisis management. The guy has done a lot and done it extremely well. He's also genuinely humble and ethical. He's got my vote and support.

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