Bill Vasser, Former Gadsden Police Officer, Announces Write-In Candidacy
A former Gadsden Police officer has officially announced his active write-in candidacy for Etowah County Sheriff. Bill Vasser fully disclosed his platform on Friday evening at the Downtown Civic Center in Gadsden.
Vasser wants to use his platform to fight corruption in Etowah county as well as exposing injustice in the criminal justice system. Vasser says the reason he chose to do a write-in campaign was so he can be a sheriff truly chosen by the people of Etowah County and not because a political party endorsed him.
Vasser worked for the Gadsden Police Department from 1991 to 1996. He served as a patrol officer, one of the initial community policing officers, a member of the SWAT team, and as a narcotics investigator.
On June 5th, Jonathon Horton defeated current Sheriff Todd Entrekin in the Republican primary election. Since there were not any democratic candidates, straight party Democrat ballots will only have a write-in slot for Etowah County Sheriff in the General Election. You will hear from Vasser and Horton later this week on TV24.