2012 Republican Candidate
for Travis County Sheriff
On November 6, 2012
I will not allow the human rights of approximately 2,480 inmates to be jeopardized
by permitting federal agencies to office in the Travis County jails. This
policy includes Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE).
The authenticity of the projections on page 147-150 of Volume
I of the
Travis County Budget are hyperinflated totals. The public trust is
violated by using spurious projections of over $2.7 million designed to justify
vehicles, and over $28 thousand for additional tasers as well as increased manpower
and other equipment.
The FY 2012 budget is posted on the Travis County web site
Other county financial reports are also posted on the Travis
& Budget web site.
Abusive ticketing practices and schemes to enhance the operation is
unnecessary and sends the wrong message to the commuting public.
Recorded deaths and injuries caused by the use of 50,000 volts from
Taser electrical stun guns are well documented and justifies their
non-use during my administration. These weapons are cruel, inhumane and
To alleviate county jail overcrowding and to reduce jail costs, I will
spearhead an initiative during the 83rd Texas legislative session to reduce
the penalty for possession of marijuana offenses from a Class B
misdemeanor to a Class C level. Usable quantities of 2 ounces or less
would be punishable by a $500 fine and no jail time. Current punishment
calls for 180 days in jail for as little as one marijuana cigarette and
a $2,000 fine.
Intimidation and arrogance will be replaced with dignity and respect
toward the public. This is the image that we must personify. Coercion
and unlawful influence will not be tolerated during questioning and
We will aggressively patrol and protect homes and families in the
populated settlements in Travis County. Assigned deputies in these
areas will be held accountable for crimes committed during their tour of
Assuming the 2012 budget of $135.3 million will approximate the 2013
budget, I will use my years of experience in budgetary matters to ensure
the public's monies are spent wisely and with appropriate justification.
This candidate, as your Sheriff, and his subordinates will return all
telephone calls within 24 hours. Not returning calls is a serious and
inexcusable deficiency that plagues the incumbent Sheriff. I will not
hesitate to remember that, as Sheriff, my employees are servants to the
people of Travis County. Lieutenant Colonel William B. Travis, our
founder and hero, would have it no other way.
Special Agent (Lieutenant Colonel) with the Air Force Office of Special
Investigations for 15 years. Assignments in Berlin, Paris, London,
Wiesbaden, Reykjavik, Iceland and South Central Texas.
I was elected Sheriff of Travis County for 8 years. I hold the Air
Force's highest aeronautical rating of Command Pilot with 3600 hours.
Quarterly donor of blood and will surpass 7 gallons during 2012.
Helping the homeless.
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