Huffman’s history validates vote

Published 8:09pm Saturday, May 31, 2014

A vote for Harris Huffman is a vote for a knowledgeable law enforcement officer who makes the right decisions, not always the easy ones.

Experience is always an important consideration in races, specifically when the incumbent has been effective in the role he or she was elected to.

Huffman first ran for Dallas County Sheriff in 1994 after several years as a deputy. He began as an identifications officer and worked his way up to a narcotics investigator.

In Huffman’s case, his focus hasn’t just been on running an efficient operation, but improving the department. In 2001, he oversaw a multi-million jail expansion.

In a previous interview with the Times-Journal, Huffman said his decisions aren’t always based on textbook rules.

“The sheriff has to be dedicated to the position that he holds,” he said. “Sometimes he has to rule the office with his heart instead of by the book.”

For continuing to run an efficient operation, making tough decisions and his experience, the Times-Journal endorses Harris Huffman in the 2014 sheriff’s race.

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