Flagler County Sheriff

Published On: Aug 09 2012 02:20:08 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 21 2012 02:42:44 PM EDT

Incumbent Sheriff Donald W. Fleming survived two Republican challengers in the August primary and now faces Democrat Jim Manfre in the General Election. Write-in candidate Janet O. McDonald also qualified in this race.

Donald W. Fleming


PARTY:  Republican

AGE:  67

FAMILY:  Wife, Stephanie, 3 sons and 2 step-daughters

OCCUPATION:  Elected sheriff in 2004; re-elected in 2008

EDUCATION:  William Paterson University with a master's degree in urban studies and a bachelor's degree in criminal justice

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE:  Elected sheriff in 2004; re-elected sheriff in 2008; currently seeking third four year term

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

  1. Crime prevention - community focused
  2. Cost controls - fiscal conservative
  3. Communication - open lines

HOW DO YOU THINK YOU CAN HELP VOTERS IN A WAY OTHERS IN THIS RACE CAN'T?


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

CAMPAIGN WEBSITE:  ReelectDonFleming2012.com

Jim Manfre


PARTY:  Democratic

AGE:  54

FAMILY:  Wife, Cornelia, 29 years; 3 children: Catherine, 25, Alec, 23, Barret, 15

OCCUPATION:  Attorney

EDUCATION: B.S., Fordham University, Bronx, NY; St John's University School of Law

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE:  Sheriff, 2001-2005

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

  1. "Returning the Sheriff's Office to high ethical and legal standards.
  2. "Implementing a strong Community Policing Strategy through the use of crime statistics and prevention programs.
  3. "Implementing a business approach to budget expenses."


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:  Manfre4sheriff.com