Forum Open Thread: Orange County Sheriff

Welcome to the open thread for the Orange County Sheriff candidate forum taking place on April 23, 2014. Comments on this post will open at that time.

There are six candidates for one seat: 

  • Charles Blackwood
  • Andy Cagle
  • David Caldwell
  • Larry Faucette
  • Buddy Parker
  • Keith Webster

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Total votes: 387


What type of programs would you implement using the COP philosphy? How would you maintain this type of education in the community?

OC population is 12% African-American, and 74% white.  So (49/12)/ (52 / 74) = 6 times more likely.

Thank you to OP, Chris Brook, and all the candidates.  This was a very helpful forum to "hear" in-depth answers to a broad array of questions for a position that we haven't given a lot of thought to in a while.  18 hours left to make up my mind if I'm going to vote with Lee tomorrow!



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This Week in Orange Politics

It'll be a busy week across Orange County this week. The Carrboro Alderfolks will discuss bicycle-friendliness and the Lloyd Farm propery mediation process, while the Chapel Hill Town Council will get an update on UNC-related development. Both school boards will review the student performance data recently released by the state, while the Hillsborough Town Board will get an update on the Colonial Inn. The county commmissioners will meet with the Mebane City Council on public transportation and the Buckhorn EDD, and will get an update on Southern Branch Library in a serperate meeting.

CHALT and the Sierra Club/Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce/WCHL will hold candidate forums for Chapel Hill candidates.

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