Candidates Jeff Johnson and Tony Wooten vie for Sheriff of Dawson County.
VOTE on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 7am-7pm in the runoff election for Dawson County Sheriff.
Candidates in runoff election:
• Jeff Johnson
00:07 Sheriff’s Prayer by Dale Smart, Chairman of Dawson County Tea Party
01:06 Pledge of Allegiance by Bill Minor, Chairman of Dawson County Republican Party
01:35 Opening Remarks
05:54 We have nine questions prepared for each of the candidates.
06:05 Q1. How do you think the community views the role as sheriff?
09:16 Q2. What do you feel are the two most challenging issues to safety and security to the citizens of Dawson County and how will you address them?
13:43 Q3. What are your top three priorities as sheriff and how would you achieve them?
17:59 Q4. Please prioritize the needs of the sheriff’s department as you see them and how will you address each need?
22:51 Q5. A bill under consideration in the Georgia legislature will require an individual receive a criminal conviction before civil forfeiture action results in the liquidation of seized property. Do you support this bill? Explain your position.
26:45 Q6. Each candidate received some information that was provided to them to review in preparation for this next question.
- 27:05 Q6. a) Were you able to review the information provided regarding Sheriff Richard Mack’s position?
27:34 Q6. b) Would this, the information that was provided by Sheriff Richard Mack, what stood out the most to you?
33:06 Q6. c) In regard to Sheriff Mack’s positions, would this influence any decisions that you make as sheriff?
39:05 Q8. As sheriff you will be in a position of leadership. Leadership is characterized by a display of emotional intelligence, integrity, vision, and a motivation that creates an environment of personal influence. In your new job as sheriff, how will you successfully demonstrate these personal traits to be viewed as a leader that the department will follow?
43:45 Q9. Okay, our last question kinda takes us from the objective to the subjective, and we’re going to hear the bottom line from each of you. The question is simply: Why do you want to be Sheriff of Dawson County?
47:54 Closing Remarks
54:10 Sharon Keating, Foothills Republican Women
- • Dawson County Republican Party, Bill Minor
• Foothills Republican Women, Sharon Keating
• Dawson County Tea Party, Dale Smart
- • Charlie Auvermann, Executive Director, Development Authority of Dawson County (DADC) and the Industrial Building Authority of Dawson County
• Dick Bergen, former Chairman, Dawson County Planning Commission
- • Sharon Keeting
• Dale Smart
- • Bill Minor
• Dale Smart
• Heather Hulsebus
• Karen Armstrong
• Sharon Keeting
• Pepper Pettit
• Scott Yochum
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