Another Sheriff's debate
POSTED: Friday, February 17, 2012 - 6:44pm
UPDATED: Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 3:56pm
Another day, another debate…this time it’s the candidates for Smith County sheriff again.
So were there any fireworks this time?
Well, not really.
The end of an era is at hand in the Smith County Sheriff’s Department.
For the first time in 36 years, there will be a Sheriff not named J.B. Smith.
The 4 men who want that job, debated again today.
There were some gentle punches thrown at the Grassroots America Sheriff’s debate, but no mortal wounds.
But as Bobby Garman, Chris Green, Larry Smith and Donn Rust traded views, KETK wanted to know about one of the most controversial issues to emerge in this race, the average 20-minute emergency response time in Smith County.
The answers ranged from more boots on the ground to better technology.
The crowd at Lakeview Church of the Nazarene was large and moderately responsive.
And though no one scored a knockout, there were enough crowd-pleasing lines to keep them interested.
With the Texas primary delayed at least until after Memorial Day, no one knows how long these candidates will have to keep campaigning.
But on the bright side, the longer it takes, the more voters will learn about the man who will be the next Sheriff.