San Juan County Sheriff's candidates on parade, July 4, 2010. Top photo, Jeff Asher. Second photo, Brad Fincher. Third photo, Brent Johnson. Fourth photo, Felix Menjivar. Bottom photo, Rob Nou.
Five candidates are running for San Juan County sheriff. The two top vote-getters in the Aug. 17 primary advance to the Nov. 2 general election.
The sheriff earns $97,514 a year and manages a staff of 36 full-time employees and a budget of $2.3 million, which includes: $719,219, dispatch; $472,888, Enhanced E-911; $398,920, jail; and $209,615, Emergency Management.
The candidates are Jeff Asher, sheriff's deputy, former lead detective, and 2002 candidate for sheriff; Brad Fincher, adult probation officer and chairman of the San Juan Island Prevention Coalition; Brent Johnson, lead detective and chairman of the county Veterans Advisory Committee; Felix Menjivar, sheriff's deputy and Friday Harbor Town Council member; and Rob Nou, sheriff's deputy and former police chief of Burns, Ore.
Here are links to information about the candidates.
— Jeff Asher: http://jeffasher.org
— Brad Fincher: www.fincher4sheriff.com
— Brent Johnson: http://brentjohnsonforsheriff.blogspot.com
— Felix Menjivar: www.felixforsheriff.com
— Rob Nou: www.robnou4sheriff.com
— Online Voters Guide
— "Five who would be sheriff: San Juan Islands will have a new top cop for the first time in 24 years," July 7 SanJuanJournal.com
"Islanders meet the candidates; here’s what they said | Friday Harbor candidates forum," July 22 SanJuanJournal.com
"Islanders meet the candidates; here’s what they said | Orcas Island candidates forum," July 22 SanJuanJournal.com
— "Q&A: Candidates for San Juan County Sheriff," July 14 SanJuanJournal.com
— "Sheriff Candidates' Positions," featured on BrandliLaw.com
IN THEIR WORDS
— "In their words: Candidates for sheriff | Jeff Asher," Aug. 3 SanJuanJournal.com
— "In their words: Candidates for sheriff | Brad Fincher," Aug. 3 SanJuanJournal.com
— "In their words: Candidates for sheriff | Brent Johnson," Aug. 3 SanJuanJournal.com
— "In their words: Candidates for sheriff | Felix Menjivar," Aug. 3 SanJuanJournal.com
— "In their words: Candidates for sheriff | Rob Nou," Aug. 3 SanJuanJournal.com
—"Opportunities to meet Jeff Asher July 31, Aug. 1, Aug. 6," SanJuanJournal.com
—"Meet and greet sheriff candidate Brad Fincher July 30, Aug. 2," SanJuanJournal.com
— "Three meet and greets planned for Brent Johnson," SanJuanJournal.com
— "All sheriff candidates will attend Q&A at Salmon BBQ and Tea Party July 31 at the Big Red Barn," SanJuanJournal.com