The Forsyth County Tea Party Patriot Alliance hosted the second sheriff’s debate on Monday night.
Challenger, County Coroner Lauren McDonald, answered the first question from the audience, “What must be the top priority for the next term of sheriff, other than the obvious, public safety?”
McDonald explained that if we’re going to have a great community tomorrow, we’ve got to start today within our schools.
“I think the most important thing for the next sheriff of this county is our children,” he said. “There are issues within our school system. There’s the smoke shops in our community and what they’re providing to 18-year-olds who are going into our schools and selling to 17 and 16-year-olds. We’ve got to make a difference there.”
Incumbent, Sheriff Ted Paxton, maintained that the projects of a new county jail and courthouse are the top priority.
“We are in the beginning