Candidate Survey: John F. Price IV for Kent County Sheriff
John F. Price IV
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Sheriff of Kent County, Maryland
High School graduate, some college courses, graduate of the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy, graduate of the National Sheriff’s Institute.
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24 years as the elected sheriff of Kent County, Maryland
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Why are you running for office?
To continue my commitment for the safety and security of our county.
Who do you consider your political role model, and why?
What is your favorite book about politics and policy, and why?
What will be your top priority in elected to this position?
I will strive to provide fair and equal treatment to all while upholding the law, as well as to provide a timely response to community needs.
What is the biggest issue facing your county?
Addiction and mental health issues are a great concern within the community and often lead to criminal activity. Law enforcement is not only present in that role but also as first responders to crisis. We partner with professionals in these specialties but there continues to be a shortage of resources. It affects the community as a whole.
What is your position on taxes and spending?
What is your position on a county tax cap?
What is your position on land use issues?
What is your position on public safety?
The first obligation of any government is to provide adequate support for public safety. Appropriate funding must be a priority. Every effort should be made to utilize innovative techniques to accomplish the goals and objectives that achieve a safe and secure environment.