It was painfully clear in the recent debates that Gary Haws does not have the management or budget experience necessary to run the Weber County Sheriff's Office. Haws has certainly given honorable and noble service as a police officer at the patrolmen level, but according to his website biography he has zero police leadership experience at the (UNEDITED)Sergeant or higher level. On the other hand, Terry Thompson has served as a precinct commander, as the Chief Deputy for Corrections, is a certified jail commander, and is currently the Chief Deputy for Law Enforcement. He has the leadership and management experience that are prerequisites to run a large Sheriff's Office that has over 400 employees and a $34 million dollar budget. Managing this many employees and this big of a budget is not something that is learned through "on-the-job training," and we need a qualified Sheriff starting on day 1. Completely lacking the depth of experience to serve as Sheriff and clearly losing at every debate, Haws apparently decided to resort to "last minute" cheapshots such as going to the Standard Examiner and releasing the completely unproven Hatch Act complaint against Terry Thompson just 12 days before the election. Because of the unconstitutional expansion of Federal powers, baseless Hatch Act complaints are unfortunately common against even honorable public servants like Terry Thompson. In the Friday October 22 article, Haws is quoted as saying, "This isn't a campaign ploy . . . I want to beat him on the merits of what I can bring to the table." Well, apparently what Haws "can bring to the table" just isn't enough and he needs to resort to cheap political tricks after all. Let's all vote for the only candidate with real leadership and budget management experience and for the candidate who is not resorting to cheap political tricks: Terry Thompson for Sheriff!