Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Election 2008; Nassau County Sheriff

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Election 2008; Nassau County Sheriff

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C.W. 'Connie' Johnson

REPUBLICAN

Age: 53

Previous office: None.

Education: Nassau High School graduate; associate's degree, Ashworth University.

Occupation: Retired in 2006 after 25 years with Nassau County Sheriff's Office, road patrol deputy to the rank of undersheriff.

Family: Wife, Ann; two children.

Web: johnsonforsheriff.net

What are the most important issues? Growth in the county and spending and retention. "With growth, you have increased drugs. I would plan a strategy to increase the number of officers on the street and bring the drug interdiction unit back. "What I would do about the officer retention is have a true open-door policy to communicate with my officers on a regular basis as well as community involvement to improve the working relationship ... to have more viewing eyes to work together."

Where would you concentrate resources? "I will probably have to go through and evaluate where the biggest need is [and] where the most crime is occurring at the time and place more officers in those areas."

Richard King

REPUBLICAN

Age: 65

Previous office: Nassau County Planning and Zoning Board, 2003-08, one term as chairman.

Education: Attended Florida Community College at Jacksonville.

Occupation: Retired.

Family: Wife, Carol; two children; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

What are the two most important issues? Rebuilding the patrol division and retaining qualified personnel.

Where would you concentrate available resources? Available funds would first be directed to build the patrol division.

T.L. 'Tommy' Seagraves

REPUBLICAN

Age: 46

Previous office: Nassau County sheriff.

Education: Northeast Florida Criminal Justice Academy; Florida Community College; Lake City Community College; FBI National Academy, 196th Session.

Occupation: Sheriff of Nassau County.

Family: Wife, Elizabeth; three daughters, Heather, Tiffany and Ashlee; grandson, Thomas Lyle. …

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