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Sheriffs candidates discuss crime prevention, employee retention at forum
I-Sheriffs forum group pic
Candidates for Dawson County Sheriff were the guest speakers at the Dawson County Chamber of Commerces monthly luncheon last week. Pictured, from left, are Jeff Johnson, Jeff Perry, Frank Sosebee and Tony Wooten. - photo by Michele Hester Dawson County News
Candidates running to be Dawson County's next sheriff answered questions on crime prevention and deputy retention during a political forum held last week by the local chamber of commerce. Jeff Johnson, commander of the Dawson County jail; Jeff Perry, a retired parole chief; Frank Sosebee, chief of security at the Hall County Correctional Institution; and Tony Wooten, captain of the county's community policing program and sheriff's office spokesman, did not see the questions before the forum held March 17 during the chamber's monthly lunch meeting. All are running as Republicans in their race to succeed Sheriff Billy Carlisle, who is not seeking a sixth term.