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Meet Mickey Stines

My name is Mickey Stines. I live in McRoberts with my wife of 13 years, Caroline Stines. We have two children, Jacob and Lila, as well as a daughter-in-law, Jessica, and three grandchildren, Tristan, Nevada and Jenson. I attended Fleming-Neon High School and Southeast Community College. I am a member of the Lonesome Pine Masonic Lodge #884.  I coached Minor League Baseball and T-ball for several years for Fleming Neon Little League.  I am a lifelong resident of Letcher County.

As a Democratic candidate for Letcher County sheriff, I’m asking for your vote in the May Primary Election. I have 16 years of experience as a deputy and courtroom bailiff.  I have had the honor of working for Neon Mayor Conley Webb, Letcher County Sheriff Steve Banks and our current Sheriff Danny Webb. My experience includes patrolling, serving civil summons, answering complaints, dispatching, security detail and working in the Letcher County District and Circuit courtrooms.

Here are some of the reasons why I am the best candidate for Letcher County sheriff:

  • I treat all people with respect and fairness. I know that even good people make mistakes. I don’t judge anyone. I do, however, uphold the law.
  • I have many years of experience involving all aspects of the criminal justice system, from being a patrol officer to working every level of the court system.
  • I am firm, but fair. Whether you wear a three-piece suit or bibbed overalls, you will be treated the same. My door will always be open.
  • I will be a dependable and hard-working sheriff for the ENTIRE county.
  • I am a public servant and have been working for the people of Letcher County for many years. I am young enough to serve many more.

Some ideas I have in mind to better serve our county are as follows:

  • I want to seek out grants that will allow our department to enter our local schools and educate our children on drug prevention.
  • I want to work with our local and state government officials to try to change the law to make it easier to obtain arrest warrants for known drug dealers. Until that happens, I will be knocking on these doors to make it known that it’s going to stop. As it stands now, we must have video or recordings of the drug transaction to make an arrest. If we don’t have this, they stay in business. This needs to change!
  • If I don’t have a deputy on the road, I will be on the road.
  • My team of officers will be professional, courteous, respectful and will answer all complaints in a timely manner. They will be trained to treat your family as they would theirs.
  • My officers and I will work closely with all Letcher County city police departments as well as the Kentucky State Police.
  • My office will be aggressive toward the drug epidemic, but will also be supportive of those wishing to seek treatment for their drug addiction. I will work closely with those families to help all I can.

In closing, when I am elected sheriff, I promise to do the job.  I have sworn an oath to serve and protect and I have not taken that lightly, nor will I.  Thank you all for your support.