ELECTION RESULTS LOOK DISMAL FOR THE REGION: SHERIFF RACES
Such was the case in the Primary where a competitor set up to knock out the incumbent within his own party—because he wouldn’t have won against him in the opposing party come November—has swept the win. Mike Everett, a third-shift Fairfield patrol officer since 1997 and former K9 cop, outpaced Jim Hinkle 3-1 in yesterday’s election. More Republican ballots were pulled by far than Dem ballots despite an interesting Democrat County Clerk’s race, indicating that a vast number of Democrats opted to pull a Republican ballot in order to unseat Hinkle. This was predicted by Disclosure the day after Sonny McCulley, Dem sheriff 2002-2006, lost to Hinkle in that election, as McCulley and his ilk are immature, churlish punks who believe their time in the limelight was usurped by a bad ol retired state trooper who “didn’t deserve” to be sheriff “cuz he allreddy hayus all kindsa munney!!”
What a fine statement for the condition of politics in downstate Illinois. No wonder there’s so much trouble.
Everett is a fine guy and people like him; however, his choices for who he’s going to surround himself with are lacking, as he has already announced that he intends to make Andy Milner as chief deputy.
More on that in the print version next week. Suffice it to say that the fear among Wayne Countians (with the exception of the 3,000-plus who were swayed to vote this way, and who apparently don’t care about the future outcome) is that the department will return to the policies of the McCulley administration, where deputies felt free to violate peoples’ civil rights and steal and pilfer from crime scenes with impunity because Everett isn’t a strong enough personality to keep these punks under control. Apparently time will tell…but look to see whether McCulley will become some kind of part time deputy come this December.
If the returns are correct—and we’ll have more coming up on the exact outcome—about a thousand Lawrence County voters swayed by Lawrenceville’s Mefford’s Misfits put part-time cop Greg Chance in as the Republican nod, ensuring Democrat Russell Adams, incumbent sheriff, a win in November. Check back on that.
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