NC Police Benevolent Association Endorses Neil Elks

The North Carolina Police Benevolent Association is endorsing Neil Elks in the Pitt County Sheriff's Race.

John Midgette of the association, says both Elks and Sheriff Mac Manning came in for interviews and filled out questionnaires. He said from the process the group has decided to endorse Elks. Midgette says, "We think Pitt County needs new leadership and moving in a new direction. We've had issues in Pitt County where it's just essential that it's absolutely essential that we have professional sworn officers led by professional leaders to best protect our citizens and we think this is the time for someone like Neil to step in and be our sheriff."

The association is a non-profit organization composed of law enforcement officers in North Carolina. The panel that reviewed Elks' platform and chose him for this endorsement consists of active duty police officers from across the state.


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  • by OpenCarry Location: Washington on Apr 14, 2010 at 06:49 PM
    Folks, if we want change, we need to open our eyes. DO NOT vote for ANY candidate who has an endorsement from a major political party, lobbying group, or "professional organization". DO NOT vote for ANYONE who in an incumbant unless they are Christ-like in their perfection. We need to get NEW PEOPLE in office--from DogCatcher to President. People who aren't "connected". People who aren't beholding to special interests. People who have, at some tie in their lives, actually held an honest job rather than a lifetime career of elected officialdom. Anyone who gets an endorsement from a major organization is automatically disqualified in my book. Nothing against this particular candidate, just the system of "old boys networks" and "cronies" that have made this fine state such a legal, judicial, and political embarrassment. If you want REAL change folks, you need to "vote outside the box"....
  • by Concerned Location: Greenville on Apr 14, 2010 at 07:22 AM
    If PBA is backing him, then PBA will be running the Sheriffs Office. Watch out folks, thats bad news.
  • by 1ProudLawEnforcementOfficer Location: GreenvilleNC on Apr 14, 2010 at 05:34 AM
    GOD Bless Neil Elks! I as a law enforcement officer am so excited that a new change in leadership is on the way for Pitt County!!
  • by Mark on Apr 14, 2010 at 03:55 AM
    Is this endorsement suppose to sway my vote? Sorry, it doesn't.
  • by Don Location: Greenville on Apr 14, 2010 at 03:23 AM
    Mac has just beeen there too long
  • by Mike Location: Greenville on Apr 13, 2010 at 08:40 PM
    PBA does not do telemarketing. They haven't for a few years now. If you are being called by someone that states they are with the PBA try and get their number or ask them to send you information prior to you donating. I can assure you that it is not the PBA.
  • by B Location: nc on Apr 13, 2010 at 08:06 PM
    Vote for the other guy no matter how!
  • by ashley Location: winterville on Apr 13, 2010 at 06:08 PM
    Heaven help us all, did you notice who was there to help Neil accept the endorsement? If they are going to be running the show if Neil wins we all better run and run fast.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 13, 2010 at 05:22 PM
    glade they are endorsing Elks but hoping this means they will quit calling me for donations.
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