Originally created 03/04/03

Hunt's candidacy appeal transcends politics



In recent weeks, several folks across Aiken County have asked me whom I support for sheriff. My repeated response has been that the best man in the race is unquestionably Mike Hunt.

I've never seen a finer public servant than Mike Hunt. Hunt's qualifications, experience and sense of duty are second to none. His integrity is above reproach, and his commitment to serve all of Aiken County's residents is genuine. Hunt's not a polished politician, but is instead a solid, competent, no-frills, law-and-order candidate.

In his many years in the Aiken Department of Public Safety, Mike Hunt has risen steadily through the ranks, has continuously excelled in assignments with increasing responsibilities, earned an impressive number of awards and citations and demonstrated his readiness to serve as Aiken County's next sheriff. He understands all the complicated facets of this crucial position, and his extensive contacts with law enforcement agencies will serve our county well.

While Mike Hunt is running in the Republican primary, I urge all voters, regardless of party affiliation, to support him in the March 25 primary. ...

Martin Posey, Graniteville, S.C.