The forum, hosted by the Reston Citizens Association, will be televised on Comcast.
Along with two other local journalists, I will get to ask each of the candidates a few questions about local issues, their platforms and more.
Participating in the forum will be Democratic nominee Stacey Kincaid and Republican nominee Bryan "BA" Wolfe—so I want to know, what would you ask the candidates for sheriff if given the chance?
The Sheriff of Fairfax County impacts all local jurisdictions, even those like the Town of Herndon and City of Fairfax, which have their own police forces.
The Sheriff's Office manages the local Adult Detention Center, and is responsible for providing security in the courthouse and serving civil law process.
The sheriff and sheriff's deputies oversee all areas of Fairfax County and have civil and concurrent criminal jurisdiction in the Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church, and the Towns of Vienna and Herndon.
Democratic Nominee Stacey Kincaid
Stacey Kincaid has worked for the Fairfax Sheriff's Office since 1987, serving in all four divisions—Correctional Services, Administrative Services, Support Services and the Court Services Division. In 2008, she received the office's highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award. Her platform is focused on collaborative law enforcement and partnership among all local agencies and a commitment to the diverse citizens of Fairfax County, including all genders, races, cultural backgrounds, incomes and more. Kincaid is endorsed by many local state officials and school board members, as well as the Virginia Democratic Women's Caucus, and Families Across Fairfax City and Fairfax County.
READ: Stacey Kincaid Wins Democratic Nomination for Sheriff
Republican Nominee Bryan "BA" Wolfe
Bryan Wolfe served for 26 years as a City of Fairfax police officer before retiring, as well as four years in the U.S. Air Force as a miltary police officer, including time serving in the Middle East. While a police officer, his fellow officers voted him Policeman of the Year twice. "I am running for Sheriff to restore the public trust and confidence in our law enforcement community," Wolfe said upon his nomination by the Fairfax County GOP. "I will hold the Sheriff's Department to a higher standard of accountability than previously held, and I will work to create greater transparency.” If elected, Wolfe has said he will donate his entire two-year sheriff's salary to local charities. Wolfe has many endorsements, including several local and state officials, the former Virginia Secretary of Education Jane Woods, Fairfax County Clerk of the Court John Frey, the Virginia Police Benevolent Association and more.
READ: Republican Sheriff Nominee Will Donate Salary to Charity If Elected
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