The McCreary County Record


April 9, 2014

PRIMARY PROFILES: McCreary Co. Sheriff

WHITLEY CITY —     This week The McCreary County Record is featuring all six candidates in the race for Sheriff. Survey responses, edited slightly for space, are printed in order of receipt.

    Randy Waters of Stearns is a Democrat candidate who served as Sheriff in 2007 as well as a prior term as District 2 Constable. He served six years in the U.S. Army with the Military Police and has worked in the PVA Office for the last seven years. He has been trained in office management, arrest procedures, finger printing and meth lab identification.

    Kirk Coffey of Stearns is a Republican candidate who has 17 years of law enforcement experience with agencies both large and small. His past positions include: Deputy Sheriff, Police Chief, Police Officer, Police Commissioner, Patrolman, Corrections Officer, Communications Officer and Identification Officer.

    Danny Lee Crabtree of Whitley City is a Republican candidate who previous experience includes working with the late Pulaski County Sheriff Sam Catron as well as KSP. Crabtree has owned and operated auto body frame and paint as well as home construction businesses. He and his wife Cathy have two children and three grandchildren.

    John (Mike) Foster of Stearns is seeking the Democrat nomination. Self-employed, he and his wife Joyce have three children.

    Gus H. Skinner Jr., a Republican from Marshes Siding, is not only the first Sheriff in Kentucky to be elected as a write-in but also the first McCreary Sheriff to be elected for two consecutive terms (2006 and 2010). Skinner retired as a federal agent from the U.S. Forest Service in 2004, having begun his career in law enforcement with the Columbus, GA Police Department in 1973. He graduated from the Georgia Police Academy, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and National Sheriff’s Institute.

    Milford Creekmore II of Strunk is a Republican candidate with nine years of law enforcement experience as a Constable in District 4 and as a paid deputy under Regal Bruner and the late McArthur Swain. Creekmore plans to draw on his experience and trainings to improve the department’s effectiveness. He and his wife Tina have two children and three grandchildren.

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