I see the Merced Sun-Star endorsed Pat Lunney for sheriff. Im sure the writer has not lived in Merced County all his life and has not seen too many sheriff elections.
I have lived in Merced County all my life, and seen many sheriff elections. The Sun-Star endorsement has always been a kiss of death, and it has not endorsed the best candidate.
I started as a deputy sheriff with Merced County in 1974 and have seen many elected sheriffs who live in the past, or high-profile popular politicians who have been elected and once elected it was all about themselves and business took another step backward.
Its time to live for tomorrow and elect a sheriff who is young enough with a vision.
Pat, you have lived your vision. Its time to ride your horse off into the sunset. Vern, your horse rode off already without you.
Its time for the voters to elect a sheriff young enough and experienced to carry out his vision. There is only one candidate young enough and experienced enough to be a true visionary and complete sheriff.
Please join me and vote for Frank Swiggart, a proven leader, young enough to see it through.