Letter: McNurlin offers a wealth of experienceUnlike the position of chief of police, which is appointed, Goodhue County sheriff is an elected position.
By: Jim Gedrose, Red Wing, The Republican Eagle
To the Editor:
Unlike the position of chief of police, which is appointed, Goodhue County sheriff is an elected position. The voters need to approach this race just as an interview board would approach its duties. We voters need to find the best qualified candidate.
As I look at the qualifications of each of the three candidates I strongly believe our county would be best served by electing Scott McNurlin.
He has a wealth of experience in the Sheriff’s Office, having served as chief deputy for past 12 years and having served in many other capacities in the department for the past 27 years. The other two candidates are good people but without Scott’s wealth of experience and training to manage the department’s personnel and $9.2 million budget.
McNurlin has also sought to improve his skills through education, having graduated from two FBI courses and receiving a master’s degree in police leadership from St. Thomas.
Our responsibility as voters in this democracy of ours is to look beyond the fact that all the candidates are great people and look at which candidate possesses the experience and training to be the best person for the job. I am confident in my choice of Scott McNurlin.