Welcome to my official website!

After prayerful consideration, it is with great excitement that I announce my intentions to seek another four year term as your Sheriff. During the past two elections, you placed your trust in me and I have been honored to serve you in this position. This office does not belong to me. It belongs to you the citizens of this county.

We have made tremendous progress on the goals I promoted when first campaigning in 2012. I have listed our successes under the proven leadership tab at the top of the page. I enjoy serving and helping you the citizens of our county. I love law enforcement and it is with a servant heart that I seek another term as your Sheriff.

I am entering my 33rd year in law enforcement which has allowed me the benefit of getting to know many of you. I understand the dynamics of our growing county. My contacts through my being a graduate of the FBI National Academy along with the National Sheriffs’ Institute has allowed me to learn about the latest law enforcement practices and programs around the world. I have implemented some of the newest technology while stressing to my staff the importance of building relationships with the citizens we serve. My belief has always been that in order to be successful in this profession, we must earn your trust. I established my mission and vision statements to reflect this belief. Establishing relationships with our citizens and building partnerships has helped to make our county a safer place to live, work, and play.

If re-elected, I commit to you my continued effort of being progressive and proactive in addition to staying on top of new technology. We must be willing to adapt to an ever changing world around us in order to provide you with the safety you desire for your family and friends. My commitment to arresting drug dealers will continue to be a top priority as this relates to most all crimes either directly or indirectly.

I want to personally thank my family, friends, and the men and women of the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office for their continued support. These people encourage and challenge me daily to better serve and protect the citizens of Oconee County.

The Office of Sheriff is a constitutionally elected position. I know that I have been given a special trust and confidence by the citizens that elected me in 2012 to serve, represent, and manage the Sheriff's Office. This trust and confidence has been my bond to ensure that I have acted according to the highest professional standards.

I hope in reviewing the information that you will have a better understanding of my commitment to make our county a safer place to live, work, and play. I have done exactly what I said I would do when I first campaigned to be your Sheriff. I believe my proven leadership makes me the most qualified and experienced candidate.

Law enforcement has been my only career; the career I knew was my calling. My commitment to helping others is the same as my very first day on the job back in 1986.

I believe Oconee County deserves an ethical campaign based on issues of public safety, public service, public trust, leadership, and principles above politics.

Our county has been growing over the last decade. We face many new challenges that need an experienced leader with ethical standards and proven results.

It is my desire to continue providing you with professional law enforcement protection.

We are blessed to have the natural beauty that surrounds our county. I want you to feel safe whether you are camping at Chau Ram Park, fishing on the Chauga River, or hiking along the Chattooga. I want all of us to be proud to call Oconee County our home.

Thank you for your past support. I appreciate you taking the time to review my credentials and accomplishments. Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

I ask for your support, and I am most appreciative of any contribution you can make to my campaign through your participation, donations, or volunteer efforts.

My pledge to you is that I will always put the safety and security of all the citizens and businesses at the forefront of all I do. My valuable knowledge and experience gained over 32 years of hands-on law enforcement will continue to be of great benefit as we move Oconee County forward to meet the challenges and opportunities of the future.

Last, but most importantly, I ask for your vote on Tuesday, June 9th, 2020.

Respectfully Yours,