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Garry Seay

Candidate for sheriff of Union County

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?

  • Experience appropriate for the position.
  • The impartial, professional and consistent enforcement of the law regardless of race, income or social status.
  • Accessibility, accountability and fiscal responsibility.

  • 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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