Minidoka County Sheriff Candidates Speak Out


By Andrew Reed

Rupert, Idaho (KMVT-TV) As Election Day draws near, local candidates are busy campaigning in the community.

The Minidoka County Sheriff race is a hot ticket on the ballet this year.

Kevin Halverson and Jeff McEwen both want public and officer safety.

The two candidates come from different backgrounds and have many different goals, hoping to win the sheriff spot.

"I have 21-years of certified police officer; I started out my career in this area as a State Police Officer, then Heyburn Police Department, and then the last eight years of Sheriff in Minidoka County” said Kevin Halverson, running for Sheriff.

"As over 7-years with the Rupert Police Department I currently serve as a Detective Sergeant in charge of investigations. In addition to my community service experiences I was a city councilman and worked on the American Red Cross, and I feel that I'm qualified to do the job” said Jeff McEwen, running for Sheriff.

McEwen said, as Sheriff he will serve and protect residents by creating an agency that demands excellence through oriented decision making.

"I want to promote a closer working relationship between all emergency service agencies in the County not just the fire, but the police, ambulance” said Jeff McEwen, running for Sheriff.

Halverson said, it's important to keep experience and leadership in the sheriff's office.

He wants to keep the county a safe place to work and play.

"When you're a Sheriff you provide leadership to a lot of aspects to the community so I want to continue to upgrade and approve those programs that I have put in place to assure the safety of all the citizens of the County” said Kevin Halverson, running for Sheriff.

A race that is decided by the citizens of Minidoka County on election day.

Both candidates expressed that it is important for all citizens to go out and vote on November 6th.

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