Klamath County Sheriff candidates debate

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Voters got a chance to meet with the 3 candidates for Klamath County Sheriff Thursday.

The Klamath County Rotary Club hosted a noon luncheon to meet the sheriff candidates.

They include former Oregon State Police officer Chris Kaber, who say he wants to restore public trust to the office…

“Over the past few years, I’ve watched what I’ll just describe as some ‘slippage’ going on, in some of the public safety things in this community…one of those is trust in the office of the Sheriff itself.”

Patrol Sergeant Steve Lewis has been with the Sheriff’s Office since 1987, when he began as a reserve deputy…

“I believe I have the trust, respect, and support of the employees, as well as partner agencies.  Anybody that knows me, knows my work ethics, and that I care deeply about the community and the department.”

Current Chief Deputy Martin Rowley says he’s helped to streamline the budget process, and says he’ll make drug crime a stronger focus…

“If you have your car broken into, you had your car stolen, you had your house burglarized, you had your stuff stolen out of your business, or your purse taken out of your business, it’s probably due to drugs.”

Current Sheriff Frank Skrah is not seeking a second term in office.

A forum for Klamath County Commissioner position #3 candidates will be held March 31st, while position #1 candidates will meet on April 21st.

Both forums will be held at Reames Country Club at noon.


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