He points out that the department has brought in $632,000 in drug seizure money and $1 million in grants. "That provided services to our citizens that wasn't covered by tax dollars," said Harbstreit. "Our people are excited to think outside the box and bring more things in," said Harbstreit. "I just want the voters to think about who is the most qualified person. This job is about public safety and we need someone with the experience at what we do."
Maddox believes the public is ready to see a change at the sheriff's office. "We need to move in some different directions and improve on them," he said. "It's time we make a change. Officeholders are too often in place for too long. We need to look at things differently and more efficiently."
He says the budget though will remain his big issue. "I'm the only candidate to talk about looking at the budget and getting it down to a more realistic size," Maddox said.