Family: Married 23 years to wife, Brenda Harvey Seay; two adult daughters, Sara Wilson and Amanda Maddox; three grandchildren, large extended family in Union County
Occupation: Former Chief Deputy of Union County Sheriff's Office until last January, after having served more than 36 years.
Education: Post secondary education was ongoing throughout my career and includes hundreds of hours of law enforcement training and coursework from various institutions.
Political experience: No prior experience
What do you see as the top three issues in this race?
Why should people vote for you?
This important position solely on who is better prepared to maintain order, enforce laws and serve the citizens. I have been in the trenches, fighting street crime longer than my opponent has been alive. There is no substitute for this type of experience. It cannot be learned from behind a desk. I am a veteran lawman who knows how to get the job done. Union County had the highest case clearance rate in the state during the 15-year period I served as Chief Deputy and was in charge of investigations. My many years of experience in the UCSO also gives me a unique perspective on ways it can be better. I plan to implement new programs to improve citizens' safety. My track record of many years of faithful, effective and professional service proves that I am the most qualified candidate for the office.
What do you hope to be remembered for after you leave office?
I would like to be remembered as a true servant of the people, an honorable and fair man who valued all citizens from all walks of life. I want to be known as a tough, fair, consistent and professional lawman who was accessible and responsive to the needs of the community. I would like to be remembered as a Sheriff who exemplified the phrase, "service above self."
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