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2010 Knox Sheriff Election
  • Published
    September 30, 2010

    Sheriff candidates differ on law enforcement duties

    More than 50 voters were in the council chambers at Rockland City Hall on Sept. 29 to hear three candidates for the office of Knox County sheriff state their positions and respond to questions from the audience. Dennison cites improvements at jail In her opening remarks, incumbent Sheriff Donna Dennison of St. George said her top priority during her first term had been to resolve issues at the Knox County ...

  • Published
    September 21, 2010

    Gallagher would apply experience to improve sheriff’s office operations

    Jeff Gallagher, a veteran Maine Marine Patrol officer and supervisor, said he wants to use his experience and background to improve the operations of the Knox County Sheriff's Office. Gallagher, who is running as an independent, is challenging incumbent Democratic Sheriff Donna Dennison and Republican candidate Michael Phillips of Warren. The general election is Nov. 2. Gallagher said he can make the Knox ...

  • Published
    September 21, 2010

    Phillips cites law enforcement, corrections background

    Michael Phillips said he is running for sheriff to make a difference. "I feel with leadership and drive, I can do a better job than the current administration," Phillips said. Phillips is the Republican candidate for Knox County sheriff. He is challenging incumbent Democrat Donna Dennison and independent Jeffrey Gallagher. Phillips said if he is elected, former veteran Chief Deputy Todd Butler would serve ...

  • Published
    September 21, 2010

    Dennison seeks reelection to work on drug abuse, jail operations

    Sheriff Donna Dennison said she has been accountable in running the sheriff's department for the past four years. "I've tried very hard to do a good job," the first-term Democrat said. Dennison is seeking re-election to a second term as Knox County's sheriff. She was elected in November 2006, becoming the first woman to be a sheriff in Maine. Dennison is also the first Democrat to hold the sheriff post in ...

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