We're three weeks from the May primary election, and the Onslow County Sheriff hopes to extend his nearly 24 years in that position, while his challenger hopes to change that.
The Women's Republican Party of Onslow County held a candidate forum Tuesday night for Sheriff Ed Brown, and challenger Hans Miller.
The two candidates covered all issues, from drugs to the second amendment, and how each man would handle the upcoming years if they were to be elected.
More than 100 people sat, watched and listened at Northside High School in Jacksonville.
Sheriff Brown says, "We have one of the best sheriff's office organizations in the world and I'll put that up to anyone. It kinda hurts sometimes for someone to be making statements belittling it or doubting it when they don't know what they're talking about."
His challenger, the Police Chief at Albert J. Ellis airport, with a long career in law enforcement, feels employees at the sheriff's office deserve more recognition than they're getting under Brown's oversight. He says, "There are a lot of good things going on at the sheriff's office, but the people doing it need to be thanked for it and they need to be given credit for it because they're out there working for you the people."
Election day is Tuesday, May 6th.