To the Editor,

The Ellis County Sheriff’s Officer’s Association (ECSOA) is a nonprofit organization comprised of employees of the sheriff ’s office with a membership of around 110 members. Most of our membership has deep roots in Ellis County. This association carries with it influence that crosses over precinct and party lines, and we are motivated to get out the vote for the right candidate. We want to use the full force and weight of our membership and its influence to find the candidate that can help us address and solve the issues we are fighting to change.

The association recently interviewed candidates for Ellis County primary races. The membership reviewed the interviews and last week announced its selection for endorsements. Last week the following endorsement letters were sent to the candidates:

Sheriff — Johnny Brown

The Ellis County Sheriff’s Officer’s Association officially endorses your re-election for Ellis County Sheriff. You have demonstrated strong leadership, and you have been an outspoken advocate for the employees of your Office and our membership. We believe you continue to be the right choice for Ellis County. You have the full support of this Association, and we hope the residents of Ellis County join us in our support for you. We deeply appreciate your service and dedication. We look forward to your continued success.

CommissioNer, PCT. 1 — Bobby Crittenden

The Ellis County Sheriff’s Officer’s Association officially endorses your candidacy for Ellis County Commissioner Precinct No. 1. Your budgeting and construction experience is an asset to the citizens and the Commissioners’ Court, and we believe you are the right choice

for Ellis County. You have the full support of this Association, and we hope the residents of Precinct No. 1 join us in our support for you. We look forward to working with you in the future.

CommissioNer, PCT. 3 — PauL Perry

The Ellis County Sheriff’s Officer’s Association officially endorses your re-election for Ellis County Commissioner Precinct No. 3. You have shown to be a strong advocate for the employees of the Sheriff ’s Office and our association members, and we believe you continue to be the right choice for Ellis County. You have the full support of this Association, and we hope the residents of Precinct No. 3 join us in our sup- port for you. We deeply appreciate your service and dedication to local law enforcement. We look forward to working with you in the future.

Constable, PCT. 2 — Terry Nay

The Ellis County Sheriff’s Officer’s Association officially endorses your re-election for Ellis County Constable Precinct No. 2. Your experience and strong working relationship with local law enforcement is valuable, and we believe you continue to be the right choice for Ellis County. You have the full support of this Association, and we hope the residents of Precinct No. 2 join us in our support for you. We deeply appreciate your service and dedication. We look forward to working with you in the future.

Constable, PCT. 4 — Mike JoNes

The Ellis County Sheriff’s Officer’s Association officially endorses your re-election for Ellis County Constable Precinct No. 4. Your experience and strong working relationship with local law enforcement is valuable, and we believe you continue to be the right choice for Ellis County. You have the full support of this Association, and we hope the residents of Precinct No. 4 join us in our support for you. We deeply appreciate your service and dedication. We look forward to working with you in the future.