An Educated Voter is an Asset to Beaufort County(commented on April 20th, 2014 @ 3:54 pm)
Actual numbers aren’t important to most voters, like Mr. Taylor stated, so let me state my position differently. The waste I plan on cutting for the Sheriff’s Office is everything that doesn’t work – everything that does not protect property and lives of our citizens, and that which hinders deputy performance.
I intend on setting policy in place to correct any issues deputies may have dealing with the public or other agencies in Beaufort County. I will encourage deputies to work with the Police and Highway Patrol to create a safe environment for everyone.
My opponent thinks that he can bully and twist the truth to gain votes, again I ask the public to consider his record. He has proved himself to be many things, but a businessman he is not, nor an honest man.
Voting starts in four days. Correct problems in our county, vote Donald Dixon for Sheriff.
An Educated Voter is an Asset to Beaufort County(commented on April 17th, 2014 @ 7:26 am)
I guess I should be flattered by my opponent’s attacks on me; if it weren’t for me stating my position on important issues, he wouldn’t have anything to talk about! Take the jail for example; my opponent was for wasting 20 plus million dollars before he heard I was against it. The same holds true for our second amendment rights, he stated first that he would do whatever the Government told him to do – that is, until he heard that I promised to stand up for your rights under the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. At the Tea Party Forum, my opponent was pressed on the question of protecting the second amendment; he stood up and said a bunch of words without answering the question.
My opponent would want you to believe he ran the jail and the Sheriff’s office for 13 years, I suppose that is true and one on the reasons it has been mismanaged the way it has. Issues in the jail were all from neglect, and I believe calculated deceit on the commissioners and public. If the building was taken care of the way it should have been, we wouldn’t be talking about building a jail at all right now.
My opponent was “Chief Investigator” when BCSO mailed out letters to taxpaying citizens telling them that their property crime wasn’t NOT important enough to investigate, he blamed it on commissioners. It was soon exposed as a lie.
My opponent has come out with 4 to 5 different costs for the “accreditation program”, starting at 4,200 up to $9,500 a year now. That is a lie. The COST of CELEA is much more than the yearly fee. You have to consider the 2-4 junkets per year involving 3-4 people, audits, manpower, and other costs and hoops to jump. Only after you add up the TRUE cost of something can you see its value – CELEA has no value. My opponent can jump up and down all he wants, but he obviously is no businessman, if so he would know there are more costs involved than just membership. [Oh, and the REAL cost of the piece of paper is over $150,000 a year.]
When I state crime has gone up in Beaufort County, I am talking about the trend of crime. You can’t take a single number and know anything about what’s going on, it takes multiple points to get the trend, or flow. I guess my opponent’s English degree didn’t teach him that.
My opponent has a track record as a Democrat; I wonder how different it would be now that he claims to be a Republican.
Of the Republican candidates: I am the best choice based on education, with a B.S. and a Masters Degree in a subject the actually benefits the Office I seek. I have over 30 years of business experience with 26 years being self employed in Beaufort County, the others all made a living off Government checks. I am the only candidate that has patrolled Beaufort County as a deputy sheriff; I know what the problems are and how to fix them.
I ask the citizens of this county, my home, to vote Dixon for Sheriff – fix the problem at the Sheriff’s Office, don’t put the problem back. Thank you.