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Letter: Sheriff candidate has right tools for job

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From: Jon Padfield


A few years ago I heard a comedian explain his perspective on how voting has changed over time. He claimed the founding fathers’ original intent was for citizens to go to the polls to vote for the candidate they liked the most. Then things got worse, and people started voting for the candidate they disliked the least. Then things got even worse, and people started voting against the candidate they disliked the most.

Thankfully, this year’s GOP primary for sheriff falls into the first category, with voters having several good candidates from which to choose. Out of the crowded field of candidates, I am supporting Todd Noblitt for sheriff.

I first met him several years ago while doing some research on the use of technology in law enforcement. A few years later I got to know him a lot better when he was volunteering his time as assistant coach for my daughter’s basketball team at Columbus Christian School.

Noblitt has the right combination of law enforcement and leadership experience (24 years with the sheriff’s department, with the past five years as second in command) as well as the personal integrity and temperament to be an effective sheriff. I am encouraging everyone I know to vote for Todd Noblitt for sheriff.

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