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May 2, 2014

Candidates meet voters in Westport

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Incumbent Decatur County Sheriff Greg Allen (D) also wants to keep families safe. He said it takes time to learn how to be an effective sheriff and he is confident he knows the job well enough to do better in his second term if re-elected. Allen said he genuinely cares for the people of Decatur County and is seeking a second term because he wants to continue serving them.

“You do this for the people,” Allen said. “You don’t do it for yourself.”

Deputy Steve Snyder (R) is challenging Allen for the position of Decatur County Sheriff. Snyder said he would bring transparency to the department if elected. He would also like to see more community action groups because citizens can help solve many crimes by reporting what they witness. Snyder believes his experience with real estate will help with the administrative side of the office as well.

“I want to be your sheriff in the prime of my career, not when I’m looking to retire,” Snyder said.

Faith Koors (D) is running for Decatur County Clerk. Koors is already an employee of the Clerk’s Office and said she has a lot of experience and good ideas to bring to the office. Adina Roberts (R) is opposing Koors and said she got into politics at age 18; she believes she also has a significant amount of experience to bring to the office, as well as inside knowledge of how other county offices work, giving her insight to improve the clerk’s efficiency.

Judge Matthew Bailey (R) is running unopposed for re-election as Decatur County Superior Court Judge, a position he has held for the last six years. Bailey said he loves his job and looks forward to going to work every day. He said when he took the office, he was aiming to make it more efficient, a goal he said he has accomplished by adding an additional seven and a half hours of court time per week without costing any extra taxpayer money.

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