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    Would you run for an elected office? If so, what office?

    Would you ever run for an elected political office? If so, what office?

    I wouldn't--I couldn't handle the pressure.

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    I doubt I ever would. Too much BS.
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    Recent experiences have demonstrated to me what bottom feeders all politicians truly are...... and that's in my registered party. I suspect I'll be following Lou Dobbs advice & register Independent soon.

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    I would never run for anything higher than a county office. If I had to pick one, I would consider Constable. I wouldn't mind Sheriff, but only if I had the backing of the County Board of Supervisors. I have seen too many Sheriffs try to do the right thing, only to be smacked down by the County Board. On the flip side, I have seen what an effective Sheriff can be when the Board backs him.

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    I've thought about constable or Justice Court Judge here, but I look at it like a high stakes gamble. Most of the people I talked to said it takes about 10,000.00 to run a good campaign, most of it out of pocket because contributions arent very high for these low level offices. I would hate to spend that much and get beat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cidp24 View Post
    I've thought about constable or Justice Court Judge here, but I look at it like a high stakes gamble. Most of the people I talked to said it takes about 10,000.00 to run a good campaign, most of it out of pocket because contributions arent very high for these low level offices. I would hate to spend that much and get beat.
    I forgot about the Justice Court judges there. I wonder if they will succeed in making them have some form law degree. I know they were kicking the idea around last year.

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    Not me, I'm an honest man and don't want to be around theives and liars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OXCOPS View Post
    I forgot about the Justice Court judges there. I wonder if they will succeed in making them have some form law degree. I know they were kicking the idea around last year.
    I don't think the law degree thing will pass. There are too many Justice Court Judges that are in the system without them. They did, however, increase training again for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cidp24 View Post
    I don't think the law degree thing will pass. There are too many Justice Court Judges that are in the system without them. They did, however, increase training again for them.
    I don't think it will either, and I was glad to see the increased training.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OXCOPS View Post
    On the flip side, I have seen what an deffective Sheriff can be when they back Board him.
    "When I'm driving along and I see a sign that says, CAUTION: SMALL CHILDREN AHEAD,
    I slow down, and then it occurs to me, I'm not afraid of small children"!

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    A friend of mine is running for City Council. However, I want to stay as far away from politics as possible.

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    I once thought I would run for local Chief of Police. I began my journey with a run for local Justice of the Peace, but it was bought out from under me according to some informants.
    I worked long and hard with some good officers to bring the city I live in to an acceptable level. There was a shooting or stabbing at least twice a week when I started. All sorts of violent crime and narcotics were rampant. We busted our ass to get things rolling in the right direction.
    As things began to dissolve at the department and I left the first time for the S.O., I entertained the idea of one day running for Chief to come back and work for the people I had sworn to serve. I bided my time with an excellent job with the S.O. until the J.P. election came available. Since a J.P. was needed that at least knew some of what they were talking about I qualified. When I was eliminated in the primary for Justice of the Peace I realized it was not experience and desire to do good work that won elections. I was quickly informed it was dirty politics and money paid to voters that won elections. I can't in good conscience participate in that type activity.
    I have since decided that what I do now is the only way I can continue to serve. Unless the wrong person is elected. Not sure what I'll do then.
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    In our county you need to be registered in the Republican Party to even get considered for a job. And God forbid you piss off the drunken constituents advocate for your local State Senator...... She's the wife of a Supreme Court Judge and if you did not properly genuflect......you're screwed.

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    I would not. One of my relatives though, is setting the stage to run for a state office in a few years.




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    I am very interested in politics. If I did run for anything, it'd probably be for school board or city council.
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    I would. Sheriff would be an interesting place to start.

    I'd last 4 years before they figured out I don't do politics.
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    I would run for JP but thats about it.

 

 

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