Originally created 03/07/03

Rowland strong supporter of public schools



Jody Rowland is by far the most qualified and experienced candidate for Aiken County Sheriff. He has the best education (a master's degree in Criminal Justice), the best training (FBI National Academy) and the best experience (chief deputy for Aiken County).

Mr. Rowland will be the best sheriff. He is also a very strong supporter of Aiken County public schools. He led the effort to put resource officers in all county high schools and middle schools by securing grants several years ago. When the grants ran out he was instrumental in maintaining the resource officers in our schools in spite of inadequate state funding.

Mr. Rowland has pledged to maintain the resource officers in all the county schools if elected sheriff. He has also provided very valuable assistance to the schools in helping improve school safety and security, and was able to do this because of his extensive training and experience.

Jody Rowland has proven his dedication and support for our public schools. I urge you to support and vote for him on March 25...

Art Hadden, Jackson, S.C.

(Editor's note: The writer is former District 2 representative, Aiken County Board of Education.0