Saturday, March 13, 2010


Hi, my name is Jerry Grubb and I am a candidate for Sevier County Sheriff. I have been inspired by several past incidents involving the current administration of the Sevier Sheriff's Department to be a candidate for Sheriff.  Basically the incumbent was running for a very important office unopposed and after finding out there was no competition, I decided at the last moment to do this. I have identified many serious incidents of gross negligence, malfeasance and unlawful conduct of this administration and I feel like there needs to be someone to step up and try to make a change. I know what I am up against, and there are and have been better people than me to take on this challenge. However, at this time I feel like I am the only viable candidate to oppose the incumbent.

I have always voted as a republican and I consider myself to be conservative not just about politics, but about everything I do. I am not a politician, and have no desire to become a politician.  The incumbent has money, political support, family, friends and has lived in Sevier County all his life. It is no secret there is a good ole boy network here in Sevier County and a lot of people belong to it or their friends and relatives do.

In contrast, I am not native to this county but I have lived and worked here for 20 years. I have no political ties or political agenda in this county. I have no family except my wife, two sons, a daughter, daughter-in-law, and a two year old granddaughter and I hope to find I have many friends as a result of this election. As a tactical move I decided to run as an Independent Candidate in order to stay on the ballot until the general election. A lot of things can happen between now and the general election.

Politics may be a factor in this county, but as far as I am concerned, the factor does not involve me and should not involve the office of Sheriff. The county commissioners' and mayor's office, takes up enough for this county's political agenda, time and effort without anyone else interfering. I will not participate in any political agenda and only work as Sheriff as if I were running a business, building a house or raising children.

The important things I see in running the Sheriff 's department are:
1. The U.S. Constitution
2. The Tennessee Statutes
3. An effective and conservative budget
4. An administration that will assure service and not just law enforcement  to the citizens
5. Officer protection including fair pay and incentives for deputies
6. Assure all officers are equipped and trained with established performance standards and qualifications.
7. Establish an EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity) program for competitive hiring, provide  
    incentives, and  upgrade quality of personnel and services.

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  1. It is great to know we have a true alternative for a sheriff! I love Sevier County and only want the best for my community, and Seals is a blight and it is time we get rid of him. Good luck Mr. Grubb, you have my vote!

  2. NOW is not too late to start! I'm a registered Republican, a new card carrying Libertarian(as to show Rebublicans that if you vote for Bailout$, Taxe$ & Obama $care...then think again about my vote!)It sounds to me like you're what Sevier County needs. Sevier County has changed & it's time to move on. Keep the foundation & principles that make Sevier County great but as my saying goes "that old fishin' truck can be the same make but needs replaced to pull our new boat! If you can be that leader & run as "The People's Sheriff", I'll stand on the corner of Veterans Blvd in the rain with your sign! Please bring some campaign material by ASAP to Thompson Carr Real Estate & ask for Danny. Let's get it going!

  3. I had the pleasure of serving with Jerry in the military. He is honest, a hard worker, and a true law enforcement professional. He will not be influenced by special interest groups. Jerry has the leadership skills necessary to serve and protect the citizens of Sevier County well!

  4. I have known Jerry Grubb for about 35 years and worked with him in the National Park Service (when I was a dispatcher), as well as on some construction projects. He is honest, dependable, responsible and loyal. He was the only officer (at Gulf Islands National Seashore) that you could always count on to do the job. Other officers from other agencies would respond to the National Park's call for assistance when Jerry needed back-up because they knew he would back them up when they were in need at a moments notice.
    He never worked a 9-5 shift, or went straight home at the end of his shift (11 pm). He did his final rounds of patrol around 11 pm because the criminals come out to play late at night. Consequently, he made more arrests than any other Park Ranger at that park. Jerry gave 110% to his job. I wouldn't want to work with anyone else unless they had the same integrity and work ethics as Jerry. He'll do a fine job as Sheriff of Sevier County because he has what it takes to get the job done!