Sheriff candidates discuss plans for office at Diboll political forum

Friday, April 27, 2012 - 2:29pm

DIBOLL — Fifteen candidates running for city, county, state and federal positions in this year’s elections were present at the Diboll Parent Teacher Student Association candidate forum on Thursday night at H.G. Temple Elementary.

Angelina County Sheriff candidates Allen Hill and Greg Sanches discussed the style of leadership they would bring to the sheriff’s office if elected.

“I lead by example, from the front,” Hill said. “I go out with my guys, because to me that is the only way to lead.”

Sanches said under his leadership, the sheriff’s office would focus on hiring the right people and putting them in the right jobs.

Sanches said he could save the office $17,000 in gasoline costs by not allowing employees to drive vehicles for personal use and is “looking at things that can be corrected at the jail.”

“I’m going by what I have heard from the people,” Sanches said. “If it is your concern, then it is my concern. I’m here to serve the people. When I hear about people calling in, and deputies not going out to the call, that stuff can’t happen. I’m not saying it happens all the time, but that’s what I’m hearing from a lot of folks, and we can’t have that. The people of this county deserve a sheriff they can talk to and count on.”

Hill said despite some people’s belief that nothing at the sheriff’s office would change if he is elected, his regime would differ from current Sheriff Kent Henson.

To read more on this story at The Lufkin Daily News go to http://lufkindailynews.com/news/local/article_b7187ad8-901e-11e1-ab6c-0019bb2963f4.html

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