Ryals announces bid for sheriff

Mar 1, 2012 Full story: Log Cabin Democrat 19

Tim Ryals of Conway, a senior corporal and Tactical Air Operations pilot with the Arkansas State Police, has formally announced as a Republican candidate for Faulkner County sheriff.

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MarySue

Conway, AR

#1 Mar 3, 2012
I will not be voting for him. We are trying to rid of the "Good Ole Boy Days", Not bring it back. Also, my understanding one of his campaign supporters is Steve Gafner, Jr. and Steve's Auto Center of Conway and he is a convicted felon.
curious

Fort Worth, TX

#2 Mar 4, 2012
MarySue wrote:
I will not be voting for him. We are trying to rid of the "Good Ole Boy Days", Not bring it back. Also, my understanding one of his campaign supporters is Steve Gafner, Jr. and Steve's Auto Center of Conway and he is a convicted felon.
Why are you so concerned about where the financial supports comes from? What facts do you have to support your statement of this candidate using the "good ole boy" system?? If fact, candidate Ryals hasn't been elected nor has he taken office so how in the world can you say he is using the "good ole boy" system. Obviously you must be someone running for Sheriff or a family member of someone running against Tim Ryals. I know for a fact that another candidate in this race has received financial support from Steve Gafner! Hmmm, bet u didn't know that did you? So now make it known who you are voting for and let's see if I can burst your tiny little bubble.
Jimmy66

Conway, AR

#3 Mar 5, 2012
This does make an interesting point, if a candidate is receiving funds from a convicted felon? I do question his or her moral, it makes one wonder if they even know if he or she is a felon? If they do know about it then I would have questions to ask and most likely would not vote for that party. After looking up the info it does appear to be that way from a popular search engine. Wow

Since: Mar 12

Quitman, AR

#4 Mar 19, 2012
Will Steve Gafner also gave Andy shock a 1000 dollars wow
--Positive Thought

Quitman, AR

#5 Mar 19, 2012
If a felon donates to a campaign party to help raise funds in a legal transaction, how is this bad? Profiling of a legitimate tax payer and a legitimate local business owner doing legitimate business is kind of a ridiculous statement of ignorance. If that is the best attack tactic against the campaign then I think Ryals stands a fair chance of winning.

AR Rules on campaign finance & disclosure

AR Code 7-6-202
Right on

Conway, AR

#6 Mar 28, 2012
It sounds to me that this "convicted felon" is trying to everything he can "legally" to get the right guy in there. Tim is above reproach and there is nothing illegal or morally wrong with taking funds from a felon. We all have done something in our past that we are ashamed of even though we may not have been convicted. Its all about what you do going forward that matters. And I would assume that MarySue wont be voting for Andy since she wants to get the "good ole boy days" out. Isn't that how Andy got where he is...
retiredleo

Dallas, TX

#7 Mar 28, 2012
Right on wrote:
It sounds to me that this "convicted felon" is trying to everything he can "legally" to get the right guy in there. Tim is above reproach and there is nothing illegal or morally wrong with taking funds from a felon. We all have done something in our past that we are ashamed of even though we may not have been convicted. Its all about what you do going forward that matters. And I would assume that MarySue wont be voting for Andy since she wants to get the "good ole boy days" out. Isn't that how Andy got where he is...
I can tell you this, FCSO does not have a professional standard for hiring. It's all about who you know. Has been that way for years. There are many employees at FCSO that would not pass the hiring process of a larger/more professional Dept. Mr Ryals understands the need for employing qualified men and women that will serve the people of Faulkner Co. Mr Ryals is professional and therefore will expect his department to follow the same standard.
harddrive 1

Fort Worth, TX

#8 Mar 28, 2012
Tim's a great guy I've meet him
501gig

Conway, AR

#9 Apr 9, 2012
Steve Gafner is a joke he will rip anyone off! Look at his reviews on google. He will use money to get people on his side.
harddrive 1

Fort Worth, TX

#10 Apr 9, 2012
Well look at Helton or any one else reviews I think as many cars they work on and cars they haul you cant make everyone happy I've used them they do a great job for me
one man army

Fort Worth, TX

#11 Apr 9, 2012
I use Steve's place always had great service
girl1

Fort Worth, TX

#12 Apr 9, 2012
Looks to me he does great work he's work on my car he's got a sweet new shop and his wife works there she's nice to
hunter

Fort Worth, TX

#13 Apr 9, 2012
Don't throw rocks at things that shine they do a great job
harddrive1

Fort Worth, TX

#14 Apr 9, 2012
What does this Steve have to do with mr ryals running for office

Since: Mar 12

Dallas, TX

#15 Apr 10, 2012
I agree. Tim is a great guy, he has my vote. We need some professionalism back in our Sheriff's Dept. currently I'm embarrassed with our current administration. My alarm went off at my house several months ago and I beat the deputy there by 45 minutes and I drove 15 miles to get there. If someone was there I could have been murdered and buried before the deputy got there.
501gig

Conway, AR

#16 Apr 11, 2012
It is what it is. Steve does not own Steve's Auto his wife does cause he is a felon and when she finds out what he is doing with his little peep shows she would fire him
tomE

Fort Worth, TX

#17 Apr 11, 2012
501gig wrote:
It is what it is. Steve does not own Steve's Auto his wife does cause he is a felon and when she finds out what he is doing with his little peep shows she would fire him
Not sure who you are but on one forum you instruct users to stick with the same name as if you are on to something and you are posting on all forums dealing with either Mr Ryals or Steve Gafner. On this particular topic, you are taking stabs at Mr Gafner that are uncalled for. You need to check yourself before you start blasting other people Mr 501gig
Blue Bear Balls

Euless, TX

#18 Jun 5, 2012
Glad we can all come to a site where we can find information on people. After reading this we all voted for Andy. Once more Thanks to all for the information here.
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Euless, TX

#19 Jun 11, 2012
Blue Bear Balls wrote:
Glad we can all come to a site where we can find information on people. After reading this we all voted for Andy. Once more Thanks to all for the information here.
You come to topix for accurate information? Really? Wow!! Brilliant

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