Wilson NC – Wilson County sheriff receives 3rd-highest pay – News & Observer

The Political Agitator response: Damn these ignant racist a** guys continue to go after Sheriff Calvin Woodard Jr.’s salary. Hell he said he would support a pay reduction but it ain’t his damn fault the County Commissioners have not chosen to reduce his pay. Hell he is only guaranteed he will be in office 4 years at a time so hell this is his livelihood. Where were these folks who are complaining about his pay when the previous Sheriff (the white man) Wayne Gay was in office? Oh but race ain’t got nothing to do with this. Former white Sheriff now a black Sheriff. I ain’t ignant to the FACT! Thes guys need to sit down and shut the hell up!

RALEIGH, N.C. — Rural Wilson County continues to be home to one of North Carolina’s highest-paid sheriffs, four years after the former sheriff’s salary sparked debate, according to a review by the News & Observer.

The newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/1uU3npV ) that Wilson County exemplifies the disparities caused by leaving sheriffs’ pay up to county commissioners. Across North Carolina’s 100 counties, sheriffs make between $45,000 annually in Clay County and $182,000 in Mecklenburg County, when including salaries and bonuses, according to the paper’s review of state treasurer’s data from 2013.

Wilson County ranks third highest.

In 2010, then-candidate Calvin Woodard Jr. said he’d support a pay reduction if he was elected sheriff. Four years later, the job in a county with less than 82,000 people still pays more than $160,000, and Woodard is seeking a second term. (Source: Read more)

Wilson NC: Gardner launches bid, lands attack – Wilson Times

The Political Agitator Response: Damn this article is so full of bull manure that it actually stinks from abroad. Damn these ignant racist ass white folks need to get the hell over Sheriff Calvin Woodard is an intelligent black man.

Joey Gardner kicked off his campaign for Wilson County sheriff Thursday evening at the Wilson County Fairgrounds.

Cutting into Wilson’s drug trade as well as the sheriff’s salary were top topics for Gardner.

Gardner, who wore a shirt that read "Gardner — Sheriff Wilson County,” greeted each person coming in and he had a house full by 6:30.

Gardner promised the crowd to cut his own salary if elected.

The Republican Gardner faces incumbent Democrat Calvin Woodard in November.

He said he understands Wilson County commissioners make the decision on how much the sheriff makes, but he won’t take that much of a salary. (Source: Read more)