The former jail chaplain, Linda Ripley, is running for Polk County Sheriff. Linda describes her campaign as a David and Goliath battle. While it’s a big fight, it isn’t unwinnable.
Eventually, Polk County voters will rebel at the Democrat Machine that fleeces the public. The latest Democrat candidate for county office is long time Des Moines P.D. officer Bill McCarthy. Bill McCarthy is also the father of long time Assistant Polk County Attorney and House Democrat leader Kevin “Bully” McCarthy.
Not surprisingly, the Teamsters support McCarthy the elder, which is kind of like letting a military unit elect its own commanders. Not exactly the recipe for good government is it?
Linda is a great gal, very decent and also very sharp on the budget issues. While job security for Democrat politicians has traditionally been considered the primary purpose of County government, Linda would introduce principles of basic operational management to the Sheriff’s office so as to provide the taxpayers with a check on the financial waste that goes hand in hand with the Polk County Democrat Machine.