A reader suggested we run a section dedicated to reasons to retain the Sheriff. They submitted the first one. If you have one you would like to submit, do so via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a reason he should not be retained, send it along. We all benefit from Free Speech and the sharing of ideas.
Reasons to Retain our Sheriff #1
1. Vote “NO” because you don’t want the County Commissioners to choose the next Sheriff. You can choose your next Sheriff in a year and a half, in the next regularly scheduled election; but in this recall you will only be deciding whether or not to recall Sheriff Antinoro.
Think about it, what if the Commissioners choose someone you don’t support, they will have a distinct advantage in the next election as an incumbent (they’ll only serve until that office is decided again in 2018 and the new Sheriff sworn in). Also, we wrote that “the Commissioners” will choose the Sheriff if the recall is successful, but we all know that “the Commissioners” are really Lance Gilman, Roger Norman, and Kris Thompson; McBride and McGuffy will rubber-stamp whomever they choose.
A “NO” vote is your voice, that you DON’T want a dictatorship in Storey County.
If you have a reason to or not to Retain Sheriff Antinoro, send it in and let’s talk about it.