Columbia County Sheriff

Published On: Aug 05 2012 10:11:59 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 06 2012 12:45:18 PM EDT

Rudolph Davis Sr. and Carl Hodson are running to unseat Columbia County Sheriff Mark Hunter. 

All Columbia County races are non-partisan, so all registered voters can cast ballots in this race and if one candidate does not win a majority of votes in the Aug. 14 primary, the two top candidates will face each other in the November General Election.

Scroll down to read about the three candidates:

Rudolph Davis Sr.

AGE:  53

FAMILY:  Wife, Ursula Davis., 5 children

OCCUPATION:  Retired police captain

EDUCATION:  Associate degree in criminal justice

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE:  First time running for political office

WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE TOP THREE ISSUES IN THIS RACE?

  1. No unity between law enforcement in the communities
  2. Illegal Drugs in the communities
  3. Need increase law enforcement presence in communities


HOW CAN YOU HELP VOTERS IN A WAY THAT OTHERS RUNNING FOR THIS OFFICE CANNOT?

WHAT WOULD YOU HOPE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR ACCOMPLISHING AFTER SERVING IN THIS OFFICE?


CAMPAIGN WEBSITE:  voterudolphdavisforsheriff.info

Carl Hodson

AGE:  50

FAMILY:  Wife, Laurie Hodson; children: Carl Hodson III, William Hodson and Alexi Hodson; grandchild: Kendra

OCCUPATION:  Retired Law Enforcement Officer (30 years)

EDUCATION:  Over 400 hours of law enforcement related courses

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE:  None

WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE TOP THREE ISSUES IN THIS RACE?

  1. Officer Safety
  2. More diverse agency
  3. Operating Budget

HOW CAN YOU HELP VOTERS IN A WAY THAT OTHERS RUNNING FOR THIS OFFICE CANNOT?

WHAT WOULD YOU HOPE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR ACCOMPLISHING AFTER SERVING IN THIS OFFICE?

  1. "Establish a career service program for all employee’s
  2. "Establish a more diverse agency
  3. "Having a positive impact on the Sheriff’s Office, it’s employee’s and the community
  4. "Better public relations between Sheriff’s Office employees and the community"

CAMPAIGN WEBSITE:  carlhodsonforsheriff.com

Mark Hunter

AGE:  51

FAMILY:  Married to Marilyn for 30 years; 2 daughters: Leslie & Natalie; 1 granddaughter: Keyleigh

OCCUPATION:  Sheriff of Columbia County

EDUCATION:  Columbia High School; B.A. degree in organizational management; Command and General Staff College, U.S. Army; FDLE Chief Executive Seminar, 2009

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE:  Columbia County sheriff for the past 3½ years

WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE THREE BIGGEST ISSUES IN THIS RACE?

  1. Maintain adequate funding to support the current and future level of services to the community
  2. Continue to utilize cutting edge technologies to assist in crime fighting
  3. Maintain and develop our current and future leadership

HOW CAN YOU HELP VOTERS IN A WAY THAT OTHERS RUNNING FOR THIS OFFICE CANNOT?


WHAT WOULD YOU HOPE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR ACCOMPLISHING AFTER SERVING IN THIS OFFICE?


CAMPAIGN WEBSITE:  MarkHunterForSheriff.com