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Sheriff candidate added to Johnston County ballot

Posted June 24, 2010

— Unaffiliated candidate and former deputy Frankie Harrell has gathered the backing to earn place on the ballot in November when Johnston County voters choose a sheriff.

Harrell, 40, collected almost 4,000 signatures, according to the Johnston County Board of Elections.

He will face incumbent Sheriff Steve Bizzell, a Republican, and Gerry Mouzon, a Democrat who retired after a career with the state Highway Patrol.


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  • JoCoLEO Jun 24, 2010

    Johnston County needs change and I believe that Frankie will be a breath of fresh air for the community. He is a man of integrity and he is more than qualified for the job. Frankie also can relate to the people of Johnston County he was born and raised there. He's also a natural born leader and he has no hidden agenda he is here to serve the citizens of Johnston County. Frankie Harrell for Johnston County Sheriff!!!

  • Godisincontrol Jun 24, 2010

    "And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?" Matthew 7:3

    "Judge not lest ye be judged."

  • imsosorry Jun 24, 2010

    Hmmm, fired or resigned, wonder what that was for.....

  • Love it or leave it Jun 24, 2010

    Time to haul someone off to the looney bin....

  • Godisincontrol Jun 24, 2010

    I think "the people" might need to take a vacation to vegas to chill out and take a little time for herself or himself! :)

  • Love it or leave it Jun 24, 2010

    So what if he takes trips to Vegas? Is the man not entitled to a vacation? Is he using Newton Groves money for personal vacations? If so, do you have proof? As someone who rides the streets of Newton Grove daily, Ive seen Frankie more than enough. Not the kind of guy that sits in his office all day to me.

  • Godisincontrol Jun 24, 2010

    What's wrong with Las Vegas? Everyone deserves a vacation!

  • Love it or leave it Jun 24, 2010

    Sounds like someone forgot there medicine. Not talking about Steve or Frankie either.

  • Godisincontrol Jun 24, 2010

    Well, Steve bizzell went from running a farm to running a county. Frankie is a very educated, highly intelligent man. If Steve can handle the job with his education and qualifications then Frankie is more than qualified and able to handle the position. Frankie cares about his officers and the people and would make a great Sheriff. The great thing about America is it is the Land of opportunity. Everyone deserves a chance. Just keep an open mind! :)Steve has had 12 years maybe now we should give someone else a chance. Have a Blessed Day!

  • Godisincontrol Jun 24, 2010

    Go Frankie!