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The following Polk County candidates will face off in contested races in the Tuesday, Aug. 4, primary election. These candidates were invited to provide a photo and answer the following question: Why should voters cast their ballots for you instead of your opponent(s)? Responses were limited to 100 words, and some have been edited for length or clarity.

Bobby McAntire 

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Why should you vote for me instead of my opponent? That question deserves an answer from the public, which is what I sought out.  Here are just a couple of the responses I received from residents of Polk County. "Excellent moral compass, extremely reliable, loves Polk County and cares deeply for the citizens. Very hard working, very fair man. I really cannot find a reason not to vote for Bobby McAntire," says Barbara Allen. Tony Ward writes, "I believe you have a great leadership quality which is needed in the position of Sheriff."

Danny Morrison

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With 21 years in law enforcement, including four as sheriff, I’m dedicated to serving and protecting Polk County. I earned a bachelor’s degree with honors from Drury University and completed the FBI Executive Leadership Program. Sen. Sandy Crawford and Rep. Mike Stephens honored me for fighting crime; former sheriffs Kay Williams, Steve Bruce and Charlie Simmons endorse my re-election. Providing a professional department is priority. Five DARE/School Resource Officers were added and a K-9 program implemented. I am proud to work with amazing, dedicated staff. I have the experience, education and work ethic needed to continue as your sheriff. 

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