An easy choice

Published 8:59 pm Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Editor, Smithfield Times

For the last several weeks I have been following the positions of our candidates for office here in Isle of Wight. There is one race in particular, however, that just does not make any sense. The race for Sheriff is lopsided in every respect. Our current Sheriff Mark Marshall has impeccable credentials, has the demonstrated leadership of leading two organizations to accreditation and has brought the Sheriff’s Office to a level of professionalism that is tops in the area.

His challenger Stephenson has none of those credentials. Worse, he offers up half-baked claims and promises to improve the Sheriff’s office.

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This choice is easy to make. Sheriff Marshall’s record and his experience make this selection a no brainer. I appreciate Mark Marshall’s continued leadership with our Sheriff’s office and urge all voters to cast their ballot.

Tom White