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JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S FORUM DEBATE

4/19/22, 12:17 PM

JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S FORUM

DEBATE

Last night’s (4/18/22), Sheriff’s Debate/Candidates Forum was sponsored by the Madras/ Jefferson County Chamber and held at the Jefferson County Community Center. The listed candidates included Sheriff Marc Heckathorn, Rick Dupont and Jason Pollock, however, Dupont was not present.

The event was well attended and moderated by Joe Krenowicz, the Chamber’s Executive Director.

 

County Commissioners Mae Huston and Wayne Fording attended along with Brantley Foster, Chief Deputy District Attorney and Madras PD Detective Steve Webb, to name a few.

According to Mr. Krenowicz, “35” questions were submitted in advance for consideration, as well as, questions were allowed from the floor/attendees with red tickets.

The format allotted 90 minutes for the debate where an initial coin toss determined who was to “go first” followed by introductions, alternating questions and closing remarks.

Krenowicz reminded everybody: “We all live in a small community, we all go to the same church and probably the same grocery stores, so we like to make sure that any questions or any comments are not derogatory, inflammatory or for that matter, demeaning. Make sure everybody is civil and respectful for everyone.”

Prior to Sheriff Heckathorn’s opening remarks someone from the floor requested that the Pledge of Allegiance be recited.

 

Pollock’s opening remarks followed Heckathorn’s.

***Followers have requested we post our videos individually, therefore, we have decided to upload last night’s debate videos separately. This will allow our followers to select individual videos for viewing.

 

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4/19/22, 1:26 PM

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Start of Q&A.

Pollock was asked the first question regarding reducing recidivism in Jefferson County followed by Heckathorn’s answer.

Second question asked the candidates dealt with major projects involving patrol and jail units.

4/19/22, 2:01 PM

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Candidates Question regarding the importance of supporting Diversity in the Community…

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4/19/22, 2:24 PM

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QUESTION FOR HECKATHORN: “Are you aware of the vandalism & theft going on with your opponents campaign signs…?

QUESTION FOR POLLOCK: “…Do you endorse this organization (PEOPLE’S RIGHTS) & if so why…”?

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4/19/22, 2:58 PM

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QUESTION FOR HECKATHORN & POLLOCK: “In the last 12 months, how many deputies have left the Sheriff’s Office…?

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4/19/22, 3:29 PM

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QUESTION FOR HECKATHORN: “If you’ve been running the Sheriff’s Office for so long, why haven’t you made the changes you promised now?

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4/19/22, 3:44 PM

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QUESTION FOR POLLOCK: “Jason, why can’t we see your records from Madras PD?”

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4/19/22, 3:57 PM

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QUESTION FOR HECKATHORN: “…You also have spoken to that group (PEOPLE’S RIGHTS), have you not…?”

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POLLOCK’S & HECKATHORN’S comments regarding Governor Brown’s mandates, civil rights and the Sheriff’s Office role.

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4/19/22, 4:34 PM

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QUESTION FOR HECKATHORN: “Are you still having your deputies delivering OSHA Fines to small businesses?”

4/19/22, 4:48 PM

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