There are two choices on the ballot, incumbent Bruce Sloan (D), or Mark Robinson (R). Sloan was appointed as interim sheriff in 2016 and has over 30 years of experience in law enforcement, a topic he discussed during the Apr. 11 Meet the Candidates forum at Greenbrier Valley Theatre. Robinson declined to participate in the event, and any candidate event held since then, including the opening of the Greenbrier County Republican Headquarters.

Little is known about Robinson, as he hasn’t produced any campaign signs or other advertising material, and has declined to attend political events. His campaign strategy has, so far, consisted of a door-to-door campaign where he sells listeners a flyer for 25 cents detailing why he has chosen to run for sheriff. The headline on the flyer states, “Judge Sanders Grants to Wife Divorce & Kids; Man Arrested, Jailed, Barred from His House.” It goes on to say that this event led Robinson to run for sheriff in order to “expose the family court.”

In his story, Robinson lays out details about his divorce from his wife, claiming that she “embellished her story with claims of domestic violence,” which led to her getting full custody of the couple’s six children. He claims the older children have been turned…

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