Sheriffs love Mike Beebe | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sheriffs love Mike Beebe

Posted By on Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 11:18 AM

The Beebe re-election campaign today announced endorsements by 73 of the state's 75 sheriffs. He lacks only Carroll and Columbia counties.


In Fort Smith today, Governor Mike Beebe received the endorsement of 73 of Arkansas’s 75 sheriffs, supporting his bid for a second term as governor, an unprecedented show of confidence.

“I am honored to have the support of so many of Arkansas’s top law-enforcement officials,” Beebe said. “The needs of law enforcement and the criminal-justice system in our State are of paramount importance to me, and I am proud of the vital role they have played in protecting Arkansans.”

Washington County Sheriff Tim Helder introduced Governor Beebe, praising his work with law enforcement during his time as Governor, and before that as State Senator and Attorney General, by providing needed resources to counties in the wake of natural disasters and ensuring that county jails received funding, even during tough economic times.

"I stand here today to announce that 73 Arkansas sheriffs believe Mike Beebe is the best choice to be Governor of Arkansas," Helder said as he introduced Beebe. Quoting the sheriffs' endorsement letter, he said, "Tough times call for tough leaders. Mike Beebe has proven to be a strong leader in supporting Arkansas law enforcement."

In 2006, Governor Beebe received the support of 68 sheriffs. At the time, political columnist John Brummett hailed the endorsement as "...the biggest recent development in the governor's race...if it were easy, routine or meaningless to get 68 county sheriffs to endorse you, several candidates would have done it by now. And none had until last week."

Tags: ,

From the ArkTimes store


Comments (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • The LR chamber does the public's business. Is it accountable? Blue Hog on the case.

    Matt Campbell, lawyer and Blue Hog Report blogger, has sent a Freedom of Information Act request to Jay Chessir, director of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Mayor Mark Stodola related to the publicity stunt yesterday  built around withdrawing from the mayor's rash pronouncement that the city would seek an Amazon HQ2 project even though the city  didn't meet the company's criteria.
    • Oct 20, 2017
  • Fatal shooting at Col. Glenn apartments

    Little Rock police say Kordell Johnson, 19, died of gunshot wounds in a shooting before 11 p.m. Wednesday at apartments at 6200 Col. Glenn.
    • Oct 20, 2017
  • Discussion: State killing of the mentally ill

    The Arkansas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and others will have a forum on mental illness and the death penalty at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Bowen School of Law's Friday Courtroom.
    • Oct 20, 2017
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • More on how highways were used to wipe out "blight" of non-white neighborhoods

    Vox, a news website that concerns itself with energy and other issues, has a fine piece, including before and after images, on the history of the U.S. interstate system and why roads were built through the middle of cities (unless people of influence stopped them — see Manhattan, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.)
    • Mar 22, 2016
  • Baseball fans have a new place to stay

    If you missed out on Razorback baseball home games this year because you couldn’t find a great place to stay, your problem is now solved: Staybridge Suites of Fayetteville is now fully renovated and located directly across from Baum Stadium, with free parking for hotel guests.
    • May 22, 2017
  • IHOP coming down, but .....

    I always scan the Little Rock City Board for items of interest this week and this one caught my eye: A zoning measure required by a proposal to tear down the IHOP at Markham and University.
    • Apr 30, 2016

Most Shared

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments



© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation