Jeff Blackstone, a Democratic candidate for Chambers County Sheriff, recently spoke to the Chambers Ledger regarding Tuesday's Election. Blackstone, who has 20 years of experience with the Chambers County Sheriff’s Department tells the Ledger that his ties to the CCSD are something he believes will resonate with the voters.
"I have been in this county for 41 years or better, and over 2o years in law enforcement. I know the county very well, I have patrolled the county, and I have investigated the county. I have always wanted to run for sheriff, I realize this is a very demanding job, and if it was easy everybody would be doing it", said Blackstone.
Blackstone talked about leadership, and why that should matter to the voters.
"I feel like I am a leader, and that I will be able to lead the department into the future. As far as the deputies go, I will be able to lead them and help them", added Blackstone.
One topic that Blackstone, who is being opposed by Republican Candidate Jeff Nelson, differs on is the topic of helicopters. Nelson is in favor of grounding the helicopters, because of how expensive they are, and that grounding the two helicopters the Sheriff's Department currently has would mean more money that could be allocated to upgrading critical equipment for deputies and patrol cars.
Blackstone is in favor of keeping the helicopters despite the maintenance cost.
One thing that the two candidates agree on is Drug Abuse Resistance Education
which teaches kids at a young age to resist drugs and violence.
"I love this county, and I want to help people", said Blackstone
Voters will head to the polls on Tuesday, November 8th. Polls will open at 7 am and close at 7 pm.
Both candidates have run a very clean campaign which is a testament to their character.