OP-ED: Why A New Sheriff?
By Walt Socha, A Washington County Voter
Who cares who is elected Sheriff?
Well, I do.
The Sheriff’s job is to protect the community. And that community includes women, people of color, those picking our food, those dealing with mental illness, those down on their luck and homeless, and white males.
Red Wortham wants to be the Sheriff of all people.
Including white males. I’m good with that.
The incumbent works with ICE, devastating the lives of those just trying to make a better life for themselves and their families (and paying taxes!). I’m not good with that. (Caveat: I’m a white male).
And Red doesn’t campaign while performing her job or wearing her uniform, unlike the incumbent.
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