Citizens of Walla Walla have a very important decision to make when it comes to choosing their next sheriff.
What qualities are you looking for? Experience, integrity and honesty are just a few things that come to mind. The tactics I have seen pulled in this campaign by John Turner and his camp are just plain disgusting -- (it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out who sent KEPR news out to Buzz Klundt's home).
Mr. Turner was able to obtain phone numbers of county employees whose numbers were unlisted. This information was given to him by a county employee -- which is against current county personnel policy. But he still used this information and contacted county employees and when asked not to call back he persisted and phoned back anyway. This is especially disturbing because two of them were women. Obviously boundaries are an issue for Mr. Turner.
So when casting your vote next month make sure it is for the right reasons. Don't let it be the election that money bought, but one based upon experience and a proven track record -- not an embellished one.
The past 15 years has been a pleasure working with Mike Humphreys and I look forward to working with someone who shares his same values and integrity. So my money is on Bill White to uphold these standards.
Sylvia Lugo Kinsman