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November 3, 2006

Candidates for Edgar sheriff agree on what county’s biggest problem is

Candidates for sheriff of Edgar County, Ill., agree on the county’s biggest problem, but not the solution.

Sheriff Tim Crippes, a Democrat, said people will vote for him because they know he’s fair and treats everyone the same, regardless if rich or poor.

In the four years that Crippes, 50, has been in office, an auxiliary force was started at no cost to the taxpayers, more than 2,800 people have been incarcerated, about $40,000 was generated through sheriff sales, and medical expenses were cut by almost $80,000, he said.

Before becoming sheriff, Crippes owned and operated the family gas station, he said. He pumped his first tank of gas when he was 4 years old, he said, but he loves his job now and likes helping people.

“People know they can talk to me with a concern and I’ll try to do something,” Crippes said.

If re-elected, he wants to continue to reduce expenses, since he’s been under-budget every year. Changing how the prisoners are fed will save $20,000, he said.

Crippes’ Republican challenger, Gary Cash, 53, has worked with the Paris Police Department for 20 years in positions ranging from patrolman to shift supervisor, Cash said.

His primary goal as sheriff would be to have more staff and use less overtime, he said. He also wants to upgrade the equipment.

Public safety is the first priority, he said.

If elected, Cash wants to start counseling in jail for people who are sentenced to counseling to ensure they receive some, he said.

“After all, if you’re incarcerated, it shouldn’t be a vacation,” Cash said.

People should vote for him because of his years of experience, he said.

“The role of sheriff is more than just a management position,” Cash said. “I believe you should have some training in what you’re doing.”

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