Police alliance endorses Andrews, Aus
Incumbent Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews and would-be District Attorney Brian Aus are among the candidates endorsed by the North Carolina Sheriff Police Alliance.
The organization’s 12-member board held a political screening Friday and recommended Andrews and Aus, as well as:
- Charles Blackwood for Orange County Sheriff.
- Incumbent Doretta Walker for her judicial seat.
- Challenger Steven Storch for the judicial seat currently held by Pat Evans.
Andy Miller, president of the alliance, said that Andrews has “proven to be an effective leader.”
“His willingness to adapt to the ever-changing technology while leading the Sheriff’s Office through the re-accreditation process in 2013 shows a clear vision for the future and safety for all citizens in Durham city and county,” Miller said.
Aus, he said, “offers a unique blend of experience and people skills needed to move the Durham County District Attorney Office to the highest level in professionalism and performance.”
Miller said that Blackwood, with more than 30 years in Orange County’s Sheriff’s Office, is a strong leader embraced by employees and the community.
Walker has a proven record of “keen judicial sense and compassion, which is sorely needed in the Durham community,” Miller said.
The organization backed Storch against Evans because of his “strong performance during our screening process,” according to Miller.
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