Who will be the next sheriff in Jackson County NC?

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Change is good

Sylva, NC

#1 Jan 7, 2014
Lots of people are saying they're going to run for Sheriff in Jackson County. Do we really want the same status quo? Some have decades of experience and some have only a few years but all are saying how their experience is more proficient . Prove to me that experience counts, because I never see any of the ones that have experience doing anything to curtail crime in our county. Personally, I believe it's time for a person that has never made their living off of the taxpayers backs' to run for this office. I would vote for that person regardless of law enforcement experience. I'd like to see someone that has had to work by the "sweat of their brow" to make a living and has LIFE experience and has care and concern for all citizens, even those that incarcerated within the county jail. There has to be someone in Jackson County that fits this description and will run for sheriff. Come out, come out wherever & whomever you are!
You got that right

Sylva, NC

#2 Jan 7, 2014
When you find that person, let everyone know. Run an ad in the Sylva Herald with their information. I want to contribute to their campaign. I'll vote for them no matter what their party or experience. Let's clean house from the white house down!
There is one a very good

Bryson City, NC

#3 Jan 7, 2014
Jimmy Hodgins for sheriff of jackson county find out on facebook
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Sylva, NC

#4 Jan 7, 2014
I absolutely agree. Throw the bums out!
Change is good

Sylva, NC

#5 Jan 7, 2014
There is a very good one, thank you for the information . I will do some research. This sounds like the type candidate I'm looking to vote for.
Country Boy

La Follette, TN

#6 Jan 7, 2014
I've heard about Farmer, Hall, Gunnels and a couple of more. All of them have law enforcement experience and most all of them don't know how to do anything else but wear a badge. I agree that it's time to clean out the crap out of the barn and start fresh. None of the experienced ones are doing anywhere near enough about the dope that's ruining our children. Who cares if this man has no experience?? The experienced candidates haven't proven they're worth their pay, much less being sheriff.
JC Voter

Sylva, NC

#7 Jan 7, 2014
Education, experience and working knowledge of how law enforcement works, are exactly what we need in a sheriff, especially with all the new internet and banking crimes. To think someone with little or no law enforcement experience can possibly do better than one with education and experience is ridiculous. A smart, educated and experienced candidate will be running. He is not a "good ole boy" and I feel the citizens of our county will be blessed to have him as our top law enforcement officer. Please research the candidates, talk to them, get to know them. I am confident you will come up with the same candidate as I did.
Thank you!
Country Boy

Hudson, NC

#8 Jan 8, 2014
JC Voter wrote:
Education, experience and working knowledge of how law enforcement works, are exactly what we need in a sheriff, especially with all the new internet and banking crimes. To think someone with little or no law enforcement experience can possibly do better than one with education and experience is ridiculous. A smart, educated and experienced candidate will be running. He is not a "good ole boy" and I feel the citizens of our county will be blessed to have him as our top law enforcement officer. Please research the candidates, talk to them, get to know them. I am confident you will come up with the same candidate as I did.
Thank you!
But I'll bet you voted for Obama, the no experience, community organizer! Since when does the high sheriff, actually work on cases? The sheriff delegates! Let's try to keep this civil but do you really want to go into some of the details of the higher ups that currently work for the sheriff???......wife beating, drunk, another that was drunk and killed the passenger in his vehicle? It's time for a change!! Clean house! From the WHITE HOUSE DOWN! and yes I am a democrat and NO I did not vote for Obama but I did vote for the current sheriff and would NEVER do it again. Do you want to hear more?? Because I can tell you.... and have the facts and witnesses and police reports to back it up.
JC Voter

Sylva, NC

#9 Jan 8, 2014
Country Boy wrote:
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But I'll bet you voted for Obama, the no experience, community organizer! Since when does the high sheriff, actually work on cases? The sheriff delegates! Let's try to keep this civil but do you really want to go into some of the details of the higher ups that currently work for the sheriff???......wife beating, drunk, another that was drunk and killed the passenger in his vehicle? It's time for a change!! Clean house! From the WHITE HOUSE DOWN! and yes I am a democrat and NO I did not vote for Obama but I did vote for the current sheriff and would NEVER do it again. Do you want to hear more?? Because I can tell you.... and have the facts and witnesses and police reports to back it up.
It should not be personal and no I did not vote for Obama, either time - I despise the man and his utter lack of leadership skills But, he really has nothing to do with our election for sheriff and I don't think the current sheriff is seeking re-election.
I cannot comment on anyone currently working for the "high sheriff" but my candidate is not employed there and I don't know who you are speaking about. There may indeed need to be some "house cleaning" but we have to choose a democrat candidate for sheriff and I want one with an education, experience in all aspects of law eforcement and one whose values I share. Like I said - research the candidates. If the best interest of Jackson County is what you want - one will rise above the rest. Thank you!
Country Boy

Sylva, NC

#10 Jan 9, 2014
I have done my research and I will be choosing the republican candidate that has never made his living off of the taxpayers. BTW it's my understanding that two of the sheriffs in the surrounding counties had no experience either and look how well those offices are doing. Like I said before, the sheriff delegates the work. The candidate I have chosen owes no one any political favors. He doesn't have to try to make nice with the big wigs etc...... He wants to straighten out the drugs and crime in this county and is not concerned with politics. If he pisses the high roller drug dealers off SO WHAT?!! He has retired from a life long career of WORKING and doesn't have to worry about if he arrests someone that is related to the office staff or related to a county employee. We need a Sheriff that will walk tall and clean up this drug infested, you scratch my back I'll scratch yours, turn a blind eye county.
There is one a very good

Franklin, NC

#11 Jan 9, 2014
JC Voter wrote:
Education, experience and working knowledge of how law enforcement works, are exactly what we need in a sheriff, especially with all the new internet and banking crimes. To think someone with little or no law enforcement experience can possibly do better than one with education and experience is ridiculous. A smart, educated and experienced candidate will be running. He is not a "good ole boy" and I feel the citizens of our county will be blessed to have him as our top law enforcement officer. Please research the candidates, talk to them, get to know them. I am confident you will come up with the same candidate as I did.
Thank you!
tell swain and macon county this both sheriffs there had no experiance
JC Voter

United States

#12 Jan 9, 2014
There is one a very good wrote:
<quoted text> tell swain and macon county this both sheriffs there had no experiance
I don't live in those counties and they do not have the population nor the two colleges we have.
Country Boy

Franklin, NC

#13 Jan 10, 2014
http://crimereporting.ncdoj.gov/Reports.aspx

Check out the arrest statistics for 2012 in Jackson, Swain and Macon.

Swain has approximately 14,000 residents and had 757 arrests

Macon has approximately 33,000 residents and had 1020 arrests

JACKSON has approximately 42,000 residents and had 1283 arrests

Which means..........

Swain had the most arrests per population followed by Macon and Jackson was last.

SWAIN AND MACON BOTH HAVE SHERIFF'S THAT HAD NO EXPERIENCE BEFORE TAKING OFFICE.
Country Boy

Franklin, NC

#14 Jan 10, 2014
JC Voter wrote:
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I don't live in those counties and they do not have the population nor the two colleges we have.
http://crimereporting.ncdoj.gov/Reports.aspx

Check out the arrest statistics for 2012 in Jackson, Swain and Macon.

Swain has approximately 14,000 residents and had 757 arrests

Macon has approximately 33,000 residents and had 1020 arrests

JACKSON has approximately 42,000 residents and had 1283 arrests

Which means..........

Swain had the most arrests per population followed by Macon and Jackson was last.

SWAIN AND MACON BOTH HAVE SHERIFF'S THAT HAD NO EXPERIENCE BEFORE TAKING OFFICE.
JC Voter

Murphy, NC

#15 Jan 10, 2014
We can agree change is good and needed But I still believe a qualified candidate should be educated and experienced in law enforcement. Delegating works a lot better if you've been in the position of those you are delegating to or held a position or positions of authority. I'm not saying anything negative about your candidate. We just disagree on the importance of experience and knowledge of the office. I'm glad Macon and Swain counties are doing well. I'm just not willing to roll the dice and hope for the same results here.
JC Voter

Murphy, NC

#16 Jan 10, 2014
The caps lock key is unnecessary. You do not hsve to yell at me in print to get your point across. Your posts seem hostile and i don't understand why people can't discuss the candidates and issues without getting defensive, regardless of the office. You seem to have alot of issues with the current sheriff but he hasn't filed for reelection
Country Boy

Micaville, NC

#17 Jan 11, 2014
I do apologize, I was not trying to yell. I did caps instead of italics and bold. Again ......my apologies.
Country Boy

Micaville, NC

#18 Jan 11, 2014
My problem is not personal with the current sheriff or the other candidates. My problem is the unconcern and turning a blind eye to the drug problem in Jackson County. By electing Hall we are asking for four more years of very little being done about the drug problem in our county. Hall will continue to do things just about the same as Ashe has done. I agree with Mr. Hodgins 100%, "the majority of crime in this county is the result of illicit drugs". B&Es are mostly caused by those needing quick cash for drugs and the problem is getting worse. Mr. Hodgins is the only candidate that does not have to rub elbows with the "big wigs" because of politics. He has made his living by working hard. Logging is a very exhausting, hard job. If you come home and your door has been kicked in and all your personal belongings gone through and items you worked hard for have been stolen.........who do you want to be in charge of the officers that are going to be looking for these thugs?? A man that is not worried about who he ticks off in order to get the job done or a man that has to be careful about whom he ticks off or arrests because their family is influential and might not contribute to your campaign in the future. It's time to put someone in the sheriff's office that is for the common person. If you don't think that there are criminals and drug pushers that are "overlooked" because of their pocketbooks or their influential family members, you're sadly mistaken. There are drug dealers right in some of other candidates doors, they know exactly who the pushers are, see the high volume of traffic and still do nothing. Our citizens and most of all our children deserve a better future. Elect Hodgins and rid this county of the poison that is destroying and devastating our families and schools.
Change is good

Micaville, NC

#19 Jan 11, 2014
Country Boy wrote:
<quoted text>
http://crimereporting.ncdoj.gov/Reports.aspx
Check out the arrest statistics for 2012 in Jackson, Swain and Macon.
Swain has approximately 14,000 residents and had 757 arrests
Macon has approximately 33,000 residents and had 1020 arrests
JACKSON has approximately 42,000 residents and had 1283 arrests
Which means..........
Swain had the most arrests per population followed by Macon and Jackson was last.
SWAIN AND MACON BOTH HAVE SHERIFF'S THAT HAD NO EXPERIENCE BEFORE TAKING OFFICE.
This is the kind of informtion that is wanted and needed. Thank you for taking the time to research this.
JC Voter

Murphy, NC

#20 Jan 12, 2014
There is a democrat candidate who is also a "common man" and has spent his entire adult life serving his country and the citizens of this county. He is smart, experienced and cares about the victims of crime. If you want to learn more visit his Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/stevelillard2014...

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