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Page 2 Wednesday, October 31, 2012 The Adams County Record the reputation and face of Adams County and devel- op into something to be proud of. Let's become the gem of Idaho! V'all , . SHERIFF RACE Answers from Zollman Dear Editor, I have to tell you that I really like and respect Ryan Zollman. I met with him for an hour and half ask- ing questions and receiv- ing answers that I only dreamed of having. Ryan comes across as a very nice, quiet, calm fam- ily man, who is a little shy around the edges, with an to the people in Adams because the people have a County. right to know. There needs to be I asked Ryana couple a change in the Sheriffs of "what would you do if" Department and Ryan questions. His answers knows that. Right now his were wise and I was hands are tied because he impressed. is employed by the cur- There are some good rent administration. Once deputies in the department elected he will make the who care about keep- necessary changes know- ing our community a safe ing better than anyone else place to live. There is way inner strength, invisible to what they are. the eye. He :is all that and Ryan promised that he more. By the time we fin- would be a working sheriff, ished our conversation I knew he had integrity and courage with a sincere loy- alty to his department. Ryan was open, honest, fair, and balanced with a focus on moving forward, keeping the momentum doing what he does best -- patrolling, being visible while interacting with the public, and making the Sheriff's Department open and friendly. He will work hard to earn the respect of The going. Hit the ground run- Adams County ning with boots on the ground. I will paraphrase... Ryan took law enforce- ment in high school. He was serious about making it his career. He has been in law enforcement for 10 years and loves every min- ute of it. It is time consum- ing but he believes that he can make a difference Sheriffs Department for the people. Even though he under- stands that the Sheriff holds the most powerful position in the county, it's not about him. It's about serving and protecting the people in the community. He said there will be an open door policy with transparency of how the department is managed more going on than the public is aware of. There needs to be less negative publicity and more appre- ciation for these individu- als who are under paid and over worked. Ryan has revealed his Under Sheriff to be Jeff Brown, a former Adams County Deputy with a good reputation and local experience. Let's support our local Sheriff's Department and vote for Ryan Zollman for Sheriff. Ryan Zollman is the man for the job: He is excited, confident and positive about this election. We need a strong leader in the SO Dear Editor, The issues facing the sheriff's office in Adams County appear to be: lack of credible law enforce- ment, lack of leadership, total fiscal irresponsibility deficient human resource management; and the inability to create and maintain relationships with other departments, other agencies and the public. Whoever is elected needs to be able to pull the department up out of the hole it is in, some- the department, develop- ing and working within a budget, resolving the pos- sible legal issues facing the department as alluded to in the local newspaper, assessing staffing require- ments and the develop- ment/HR requirements essential to staff, putting into place a relationship development plan and, last but not least, pro- viding training to staff to meet the true law enforce- ment obligation of "pro- tect and serve." We, the citizens of one who is a strong Adams County, deserve leader with proven deci- far better than we are sion-making skills. This includes obtaining a com- plete and accurate picture of the financial status of attitude - we deserve courtesy and respect as citizens and intelligent human beings as well as true law enforcement. We cannot continue doing the same thing and expect dif- ferent results - we must do something different! We are supporting Don Allen for sheriff, as he is the onl) candidate who has the administrative skills necessary to address the problems described above. Additionally, his chief deputy, Rick Wiley, has vast proven law enforcement skills needed to train and develop staff. receiving for our tax dol- They are a package deal lars, i.e., the "gauntlet'.' that will begin to change on Hwy 95, unreturned phone calls and arrogant Continued 7 RIVERS LIVESTOCK COMMISSION Check our website for details on upcoming sales, www,7riverslivestock,com Office: 208-365-4401 1611 W. Salesyard Rd. Emmettr Idaho 83617 Sales Every Tuesday starting at Noon Next Feeder Special on November 20, 2012 Call 365-4401 for details or to Consign Feeder sales scheduled each month through February, dates to be announced Everybody had to start somewhere Dear Editor, Recently the question of experience has come upAn reference to the Sheriff's race. I would like to remind the voters of Adam's Co. that all elected office holder started out with little or no experience. Including the present sheriff, the county clerk, the county commissioners and all our state and fed- eral elected office holders. The main requirement is the ambition to try to help the people of their district or county. As we know, not every- one who is elected has the best interests of the people they are sworn to serve or are just not very goodat what they do. As reported recently in the Adams County Record, there is an ongo- ing investigation concern- ing missing funds and the sheriff would not allow the county auditor to look at the books. Is that the kind of expe- rience we want? Anyone who is elected as sheriff can attend a two week course at POST that is aimed at helping newly elected sheriffs learn the basics of the law and to become certified in the use of firearms. This train- ing is paid for by the state. The main duties of any sheriff are mostly admin- istrative, making budgets and living within those budgets. Other duties include supervising the employees and oversee- ing the operation of the county jail. Frankly, most sheriffs do not, and should not, patrol the counties and make arrests on a daily basis. I for one, do not want the sheriff tied up on ongo- ing cases or spending all their time in court. They should be in their office dealing with budgets and reviewing reports and meeting with the county commissioners and other county officials. The pub- lic should be able to walk into the sheriff's office and talk to the sheriff anytime we have a concern. It is nearly impossible to pick up the phone and talk to the present administra- tion. I am confident that Vern Lugwig has the knowledge and moral convictions that we need to bring back respect and dignity to the sheriff's office. The main qualifications for anyone running for sheriff should be that they are ethical and moral. I have learned over the years that people cannot be taught ethics and mor- als. You either have them or you don't! Vern Lugwig has those qualifications! Please vote for Vern and let him bring back respect to the Adam's County Sheriff's Office. 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