Letter: Experience separates McNurlin from KellyAs a 24-year Sheriff’s Office veteran, several individuals have asked me whom they should vote for in the current election for Goodhue County sheriff.
By: Pat Thompson, Red Wing, The Republican Eagle
To the Editor:
As a 24-year Sheriff’s Office veteran, several individuals have asked me whom they should vote for in the current election for Goodhue County sheriff. Many are surprised to learn the Sheriff’s Office is more than a marked squad car patrolling the county. Other than patrol, the sheriff’s office has several divisions including dispatch, investigations, civil process, court bailiffs, water patrol, records and jail.
As chief deputy, Scott McNurlin currently oversees these divisions and for over half of his 27-year career served as a patrol deputy or investigator commonly know as “working the street.”
What separates McNurlin from Marty Kelly is his 12 years of administrative experience as second in command of the Sheriff’s Office. Scott’s work experience, compounded with his knowledge of the Sheriff’s Office budget, county government, and his educational background have prepared him to lead the office.
If you carefully compare the candidates you should conclude, McNurlin possesses all the important attributes to be sheriff. He already knows and understands the intricate details and procedures required to effectively manage the Sheriff’s Office.
As voters it is imperative the most qualified candidate is elected. and Scott McNurlin stands out as that candidate.