Letter: In high stakes race, go McNurlinI have a unique perspective on the race for sheriff.
By: Kris Johnson, Red Wing, The Republican Eagle
To the Editor:
I have a unique perspective on the race for sheriff. I grew up in Red Wing with a father who worked for the Red Wing Police Department for 30 years, and I have been employed as a Goodhue County deputy sheriff for 26 years.
We have discussed at length the race for sheriff with our cumulative law enforcement experiences as our guide. There are stark differences between the two candidates.
One candidate has a scant two years experience as a sergeant in a department of 33 people. Scott McNurlin has over a decade of experience helping lead a diverse 115 employee sheriff’s office.
One candidate has zero experience in preparing and administering a budget. As evidence of his budgeting skills, Scott McNurlin has spearheaded a multi-million dollar radio project which will cost millions less than initially anticipated.
One candidate has no experience in the complicated business of operating a jail and civil division. McNurlin has overseen the smooth transition from an old eight-cell jail to a new 170-bed facility which has generated millions in revenue.
The stakes are high and the choice is clear. Scott McNurlin has what it takes to be elected your next sheriff.