After scrutinizing all the recent Union-Bulletin articles on the sheriff’s race, it is obvious to me that the most qualified candidate is Sheriff John Turner.
Sheriff Turner is bringing the Sheriff’s Office into the 21st century. New contingencies call for new ideas, methods and techniques to fight crime. The threats of Islamic jihadism, cyber crime and the new wave of gang activity call for an alert sheriff’s department and effective communication. John is bringing the ability to handle these contingencies to Walla Walla County.
At the Burbank forum, Sheriff John Turner was better at rallying his supporters. What happened to the supporters of the other candidates? Also, the other candidates could have brought their own video cameras.
The budget issue is another thing. When I worked for state agencies I learned early on to always have a wish list ready for when money became available.
The wish list would include the item, desired features, price and the best place to purchase. I would update the wish list periodically.
One time, while working at Walla Walla Community College, money became available that had to be spent quickly. I had my wish list available and got almost half the items on the list.
This is what I see with Sheriff John Turner’s budgets: Planned purchases when money becomes available. It makes sense to purchase a needed item if the money is available.
Re-elect Sheriff John Turner.
Victor R. Phillips