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Franklin County Sheriff

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    Edward Hastings
    (I)

  • Scott Nichols
    (Rep)

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Campaign Phone (207) 778-5535
Finance Type Privately Financed
I am looking forward to the opportunity to use my lifelong dedication in public safety to focus on: • Substance abuse/misuse & drug overdoses • Employee retention • Mental health services • Being more community oriented and getting involved Through my career I have personally investigated many drug cases and have seen the effects this is having on our community. There is room for improvement and I am looking to do more. I am just over midway through my career and am eager to work on ways we can improve employee retention to keep my coworkers on the job. Mental health service requests are at an all-time high, especially here in Franklin County. I would like to work with our medical providers to come up with solutions on ways we can better serve the needs of our residents. I also am eager to get more involved on a local level with our community as Sheriff. I want people to see me throughout the county stopping into businesses or visiting with community members everywhere.
I want you all to know that I am not a one term candidate and that my vision extends beyond this term and next for as long as the citizens of Franklin County entrust me in the role as their Sheriff. I am here to make a difference and improve the community my children and yours are growing up in.

In this campaign I have not only tried to share my vision, but also demonstrate my desire to be the next Franklin County Sheriff and do it to the very best of my ability. I have garnered support, placed signs, written articles, made videos, sent mailers, answered questions, put messages on the radio, and spoke with hundreds of people as I have been working at this campaign. This experience has brought me vastly out of my comfort zone; however, when I make a commitment to something, I am all in.

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