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Emphasizes Trust in Bid for Sheriff

By Staff | Oct 5, 2016

Steve Chaplin

SISTERSVILLE – Steve Chaplin is running as a write-in candidate for Tyler County Sheriff.

The general election will be Nov. 8.

Chaplin and his wife Nancy have two children and they live in Friendly. He is a retired carpenter who grew up in Missouri, but moved to Tyler County several years ago.

“I’m a trustworthy person,” he said. “I’ve handled up to $30 million dollar budgets in my career as a carpenter’s union superintendent. I’ve coach or umpired several hundred children of Tyler County and I’m the father of two kids who are now grown.”

Chaplin, 51, said he has law enforcement experience related to vocational training when he was in high school.

“I’m not worried about my lack of law enforcement experience because I’ve got a couple of years of law enforcement experience at the county level while I was living in Saint Louis, Missouri,” he said.

Chaplin said he brings passion and a desire for results if elected.

“Absolutely, I’m am ready to step up into the job physically and mentally,” he said. “I’ve had supervision of up to 52 people when I was with the carpenter’s union.”

If elected, Chaplin said he would initiate an early drug intervention programs with Tyler schools and he support allowing deputies to carry their cruisers to there residence. He pledged to be a proactive sheriff, not ride a desk.

“I promise to answer all telephone calls in a timely manner,” he said. “I don’t believe that all sheriff’s work is done behind a desk. I promise not to micromanage the deputies from the desk.”

Chaplin asks for the voters’ trust and faith.

“You should vote for me because I can be trusted,” he said. “I’m brave and I wholeheartedly believe that in running for this position, that I am the one for the position. Your vote would be greatly appreciated on Nov. 8.”

Chaplin was out of town, so he was unable to be interviewed for video in time for this report. However, Chaplin’s candidate interview will be posted to social media soon after he returns to Tyler County.