On Saturday Randy Wade candidate for sheriff of Shelby County kicked off his campaign with one of the most diverse crowds as any Black I've seen running for office thus far this year. There appears to be many White deputy sheriff officers who want to see Wade as the nest sheriff of Shelby County.
Wade who for the last four years has headed up the office of Congressman Steve Cohen states that while he will be tough on crime and especially violent crime,he states that under his administration he the sheriff department will be proactive dealing with parents and education. Wade states that if we can stop the first chance at crime there wont need to be so many programs for a "Second Chance.
Wade states that mental patients should not be locked away at 201 Poplar or the Penal Farm but treated for their illnesses in a facility that deals with mental illness. The candidate who spent over 20 years in the sheriff department stated that he cost $90 per day to house a prisoner causing tax payers a ton of money, but non violent offenders could be monitored for as little as $10 per day with tracking devices attached to their legs saving taxpayers at least $70 per day.
While there are several other candidates in the race for sheriff many believe that Randy Wade is the man to beat and that as far as democrats are concerned he has it sewed it.