Sheriff: Dickie Green

Name: Dickie Green
Occupation: Retired
Party affiliation, if any: Republican
Political experience: Info not provided
Endorsements: Asheville Tea PAC

1) How much money have you raised for your campaign?

We are still raising funds.

Who are your top three donors, and how much has each contributed?

I am the major donor and don't know with this short notice who the others are.

2) What most distinguishes you from your opponent?

Open and honest with my Christian values, and I am a constitutionalist.

3) What are the top three law-enforcement priorities in Buncombe County?

• 43.15 percent budget increase (largest in the history of Buncombe County).
• Stop illegal immigration (Section 287(g) program) that results in increased crime.
• Stop politicizing the Sheriff's Department and have qualified personnel with proven skills and abilities.

4) What areas need improvement in the Sheriff's Office?

Do away with traffic radar, and get involved in our communities and know who our citizens are.

5) What are the best ways to deal with drug enforcement?

Citizen involvement, inner law-enforcement communication and developing informants.

6) What steps should the office take to protect against racial profiling?

Sensitivity training (considering others more important than yourself).

7) Given the county's budget crunch, what steps should be taken to save money at the Sheriff's Office?

Zero-base budget, period.

8) What's the best way to deal with criminals coming into Buncombe from other counties?

Get on board with the Section 287(g) immigration in Buncombe County.

9) How would you deal with gang activity?

Eighty-two gangs in Buncombe County (advanced technology and serious field operations).

10) What steps, if any, should be taken, to improve conditions at the Buncombe County Detention Facility?

Five suicides in the last four years; 200 empty beds per day; direct supervision on inmates, and fill the empty beds with federal prisoners.

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4 thoughts on “Sheriff: Dickie Green

  1. Dionysis

    “8) What’s the best way to deal with criminals coming into Buncombe from other counties?

    Get on board with the Section 287(g) immigration in Buncombe County.”

    Oh. So all ‘criminals’ from other counties (that is ‘counties, not countries’) are by definition illegals?

    “9) How would you deal with gang activity?

    Eighty-two gangs in Buncombe County (advanced technology and serious field operations).”

    Fine, you can count. Now, how about answering the question?

  2. ntegrtymtrs

    It’s obvious ‘Dionysis’ that there is unfamiliarity with ‘illegal’ immigrants and the percentage that are involved in ILLEGAL activities. If not satisfied with the candidate’s answer then ask the candidate for yourself, instead of basing your opinion on edited responses. I guess taxpayers paying for a 45% increase for the Sheriff Dept. alone does not bother you. It will when the economy and the dollar start their final descent!

  3. Margaret Williams

    These are Mr. Green’s complete response to questions 8 and 9, unedited (all candidates were asked to limit answers to 50 words or less):

    8. GET ON BOARD WITH THE 287g IMMIGRATION IN BUNCOMBE COUNTY. 9. 82 GANGS IN BUNCOMBE COUNTY (ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY AND SERIOUS FIELD OPERATIONS ).

  4. Dionysis

    “If not satisfied with the candidate’s answer then ask the candidate for yourself, instead of basing your opinion on edited responses.”

    What “answer?” And how do you know this non-answer was an “edited response?” Ms. Williams denies that is the case, so who are you to claim otherwise? Were you there? And to suggest that I should just “ask him myself” is nonsense, of course. Maybe you could give me his home phone number, as you seem to have a direct pipeline to this mediocre candidate.

    And there was a dire need to address deficiencies in the sheriff’s department in the wake of the dishonest and incompetent former sheriff now jailbird. So ‘no’, it doesn’t “bother me.”

    Any other drivel you want to get off your chest?

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