Letter: McNurlin has knowledgeAs we approach the November election of our Goodhue County sheriff, citizens need to make an informed choice before voting.
To the Editor:
As we approach the November election of our Goodhue County sheriff, citizens need to make an informed choice before voting.
To make this choice it is important to understand the requirements of the job and determine which candidate is best suited by experience and training to do the job.
There seems to be some misconception that these are no administrative skills required to run the county’s largest law enforcement agency.
This is the furthest thing from the truth.
In Goodhue County the sheriff must manage a budget of $9.2 million, oversee a 170-bed jail, manage 115 full-time employees and over 60 volunteers.
The activities of the sheriff’s department include prevention and investigation of crimes and patrolling the counties 746 square miles. Drug education, being a school resource, coordinating emergency responses to nuclear and other disasters are just a few more of the sheriff department activities.
Scott McNurlin has been involved with every one of these activities during his years working for the sheriff’s department. The transition from chief deputy to sheriff would be natural and efficient.
Look at the website www.mcnurlinforsheriff.com for more information on Scott’s education, experience, training and other bio data.
We hope you will join us and vote for Scott McNurlin on Nov. 2.
Dr. and Mrs. George Jeckish
Tim & Kathy Hutchson
John & Ann
Mary L. Kolderie
Richard & Marg