The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


August 5, 2012

ELECTION LETTERS: Open letter to Jasper County Sheriff candidate Larry Newman

I am very happy to see you run for Sheriff. I know the qualities you have will serve the public well and bring the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office to even higher levels of performance, training and community service.

Your high standards, honesty and straight-forward personality will be a breath of fresh air that everyone will appreciate. I hope Jasper County voters know the difference between what people say they will do and what they actually do. The past is a very good indication of what candidates will and will not do. I have found in politics that what is said and what is done are not always the same. You are the same person now as you were when you worked as a detective. Even after winning detective of the year, you never had an inflated ego. That is why I know you will be the same person after the election that you were before. What people see is truly what they get, an impeccable individual with the highest standards of conduct and personal integrity, who truly understands community service.

I know your experience in business will do wonders for saving our tax dollars. I believe you will use the money entrusted to you efficiently. I am so glad you will eliminate the duplication of 911 services and the wasted money on facilities that are available for free from the commissioners. The equipment and facilities that are in need of repair can be upgraded. New toys can be put on the back-burner.

I know your superb interpersonal skills will result in the staff and public seeking out your advice and counsel. This speaks volumes for the way people respect and admire your knowledge in business and law enforcement as well as your judgment and character. You are approachable and willing to share your knowledge and experience.

You are a true team player who always places the goals of your organization before any personal goals. That is what is really needed to improve the office. I wish you the best of luck in your run for sheriff.

James A. McGlocklin


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