Sheriff's election a whirlwind to the...

Sheriff's election a whirlwind to the end

There are 3 comments on the Charlotte.com story from Dec 7, 2007, titled Sheriff's election a whirlwind to the end. In it, Charlotte.com reports that:

“I wouldn't do it right away, because the circumstances have changed”

Nick Mackey, a little-known Charlotte attorney who overcame his anonymity and questions about his background, was chosen Thursday to be Mecklenburg County's next sheriff.

The local Democratic Party Executive Committee picked Mackey, 40, over acting Sheriff Chipp Bailey in an election as chaotic and surprising as the race. Mackey earned 631 votes to Bailey's 390 in a complicated party vote Thursday.

He becomes the first black Mecklenburg County sheriff at least since the 19th century.

'It's a very historic night,' Mackey said. 'We have to move forward and bring the party together.' Read more

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ydnA

Rock Hill, SC

#1 Dec 12, 2007
WOW!! It's just like "Blazing Saddles"!
MeckDeputy

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Dec 12, 2007
As if the sheriffs department wasnt already loaded with a bunch of mess...Now we get to deal with a fired police officer as the new sheriff in town...
President

Deland, FL

#3 Dec 13, 2007
MeckDeputy wrote:
As if the sheriffs department wasnt already loaded with a bunch of mess...Now we get to deal with a fired police officer as the new sheriff in town...
Article says he resigned, where did you read fired?

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