The Washington Times-Herald

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February 28, 2014

Former jailer runs for sheriff

A businessman who at one time worked as a jailer in Daviess County is seeking the Republican nomination for sheriff in the May primary election. Jerry Maddox worked at the sheriff’s department for 12 years in various positions including dispatcher, dog catcher, jailer, assistant jail commander and head jail commander. He also served on the community corrections board, and oversaw the moving from the old jail to its present location.

Maddox is looking to unseat incumbent Sheriff Jerry Harbstreit in the primary election.

Maddox is currently employed at Hands Pest Control as a certified and licensed pest technician. He has been involved in several volunteer organizations like Feed My Sheep, Downtown Merchants Group, Washington Jaycees and has participated in the production of the Journey to Bethlehem for several years.

“I believe now is the time for a change,” said Maddox. “I have worked in different areas of the security center and gained a vast knowledge and understanding of how it operates and the financial needs. I am qualified and prepared to do the job.”

Maddox is a firm advocate for pro-life and the second amendment. He believes that his years of service, and being a past small business owner, along with strong conservative values make him the right choice for sheriff.

“I have some fresh ideas on how to control spending and reduce the budget,” Maddox said. “I will be supportive of the employees and conservative with the taxpayers dollars.”

Maddox has lived in Daviess County for the last 30 years and been married to Teri Spears Maddox for 17 years.

They have six children and 17 grandchildren and are members of the New Hope Christian Church.

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