Sunday, October 18, 2009

Poll: Marion County Sheriff Race

The race for Marion County Sheriff is just now beginning to heat up to a slow boil. Mark Brown and John Layton are going head-to-head for the right to replace the term-limited Frank Anderson (pictured) as the top elected lawman in Marion County. No others have joined the fray as of yet. The poll is to the left under the "kicking ass" donkey logo.

If you had a vote in slating, who would you support? The voting closes October 25 at 11:59 p.m. Happy voting!!!


Anonymous said...

Running to the replace the man that ruined and destroyed the Sheriff's Department!

Jon E. Easter said...

Hmm...I'm not sure to what you refer here Anonymous. If you're speaking of the merger, Sheriff Anderson really had little choice in the matter. It was a state law that made it possible for the City-County Council to combine the departments, and he was put in charge as the elected Sheriff. When he agreed to cede control to Mayor Ballard, he could have done it willingly or unwillingly, but it was going to happen one way or another.

He's done a great job at the jail. That place was one of the worst places to be incarcerated in North America. He also brought a lot of integrity and honor to the job. His predecessor had neither, IMO.