In the middle of this Sheriff's race, there is an ongoing corruption investigation within the Sheriff's office. While on the surface it seems to be a corruption investigation, it goes deeper than that. The investigation highlights failures in leadership, from the basic low-level supervisors, to upper management. So far, three low-level deputies have been arrested, and two others fired.
Over my career, I've been involved in a couple of corruption investigations. One, in the early 80s, led to the arrest and conviction of a sitting Sheriff. He did a stretch of hard-time for that debacle.
This investigation is getting interesting. It may be that one of the major players is also a candidate in this race, and is the guy that the sitting Sheriff has endorsed to take his place.
Yeah, it is starting to get interesting.