I continue to find editorials like this one, “Vote for the most qualified” to be somewhat comical. It is crucial how one uses words when trying to make a point.
Qualifications means a candidate must be the criteria of the board of elections which is basically you must be a U.S. Citizen, one must not be a convicted felon, one must live in a district, ward and/or etc. to which the board of elections specifies, must pay the fee for entering the race and etc. Qualifications has nothing to do with experience.
I say both candidates are equally qualified.
Experience? Neither candidate has held the position of Sheriff so therefore they both will have to have on the job training.
You must subscribe to The Wilson Times in order to read the editorial however here is my response.
Curmilus Dancy II – The Political Agitator said…
The Wilson County Sheriff race take me back to when Sheriff Phil Ellis in Edgecombe County retired before the end of his term. His 1st in command thought he should have been appointed. I was deeply involved in the appointment because I was the 3rd Vice Chair of the County Party.
Wilson voters felt Calvin Woodard is qualified. Qualifications is to meet the criteria set forth by the board of elections. The voters felt Woodard has enough experience and have confidence that he will go into office and do a good job.
When voting it is about who likes who the most. It is about what one knows about the candidate and whom they are connected to.
The people of Wilson want change in the Wilson County Sheriff Office and to bring about change they felt it was good to elect someone outside of the office instead of re-electing the incumbent.
Sometimes we allow common sense to get in the way. During the May election the voters talked about the issues surrounding the WCSO so why would anyone who is already in the office should feel the timing would be right for them to become Sheriff. I say Woodard’s opponent has allowed common sense to get in his way because he did not get the message. The voters spelled it out clearly.
So I say to Woodard’s opponent, you brought this upon yourself because you did not play to win on this one but created more division among the voters of Wilson.
Friday, September 24, 2010 at 9:33 AM
Calvin Woodard Sheriff Elect