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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Dear Friends, here are the main reasons I am voting for Paula Dance for Pitt County sheriff.

• Most qualified: Major Dance is the third highest ranking person in the Pitt County sheriff’s department. The only two people above her are the retiring sheriff and the chief deputy. Over her 28 years in law enforcement, Major Dance has been promoted repeatedly for superb job performance. She ranks above everyone else in this race.

• Most experienced: Major Dance started out as a patrol deputy and received one promotion after another: sergeant in the domestic Violence unit, major crimes investigative unit (where she specialized in child abuse and bolstered her passion for protecting youth); lieutenant of investigation; captain of investigations; and finally to major. Currently, Major Dance is in command of all divisions in the sheriff’s office. This includes the supervision of captains and supervision of the following divisions: investigations, civil, operations and administrative staff. Major Dance is also involved in all administrative and budget decisions.

• Strong platform: Focus on school safety, opioid epidemic; community based policing; body cameras for security of both officers and community.

• History maker: Major Dance will be the second woman to be elected sheriff in North Carolina and one of only five female African-American sheriffs in the United States.

Major Dance is a very qualified, compassionate and hardworking person with the experience and vision to lead the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office. She will work hard to keep Pitt County safe.

Lucy Fox

Greenville

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