Group of sheriffs, solicitors endorse McMaster-Evette’s re-election

Published: Sep. 28, 2022 at 11:20 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 28, 2022 at 1:15 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Governor Henry McMaster and Lieutenant Governor Pamela Evette announced that a group of 32 sheriffs and 10 solicitors are endorsing McMaster’s re-election.

“I don’t know if we’ve ever had a governor who has done as much for the blue as Gov. McMaster,” Jimmy Richardson, 15th Circuit Solicitor said.

Governor McMaster announced his public safety priorities for the upcoming legislative session:

  • Closing the revolving door for violent criminals.
  • Keeping illegal guns away from criminals and juveniles.
  • Reforming the magistrate process by raising qualifications, and making the process transparent and accountable.

Six of the 32 sheriffs endorsing McMaster-Evette are Democrats, including Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott.

“Governor McMaster’s experience as a prosecutor makes him the kind of uncommonly strong partner we can trust to help us do our jobs,” Lott said. “From fighting for law enforcement protective gear to law enforcement pay raises, we could not ask for more from a governor, and that is why we support him in this campaign.”

The bipartisan group of law enforcement officials also credited McMaster for putting more SROs in schools and getting more money for law enforcement recruitment, retention pay and salary adjustments.

“Unlike his opponent, Governor Henry McMaster has a proven record of standing beside law enforcement and putting criminals behind bars, as a former prosecutor,” Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile said. “I’m proud to support Governor Henry McMaster.”

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