Green: Integrity one of his strengths for sheriff's position

AARON GREEN

• Name: Aaron C. Green

• Age: 54

• Occupation: Retired justice of the peace/ process technician

• City of Residence: Markham

The runoff elections for the Democratic and Republic party primaries is July 31. Early voting begins Monday and ends July 27. The Advocate is profiling the local candidates in the runoffs. Today's candidates are seeking the Democratic Party nomination for Matagorda County sheriff. The winner will face Republican Frank "Skipper" Osborne in the November general election.

If elected sheriff of Matagorda County, Aaron Green said he not only plans to lead, but also ensure proper law enforcement coverage is done throughout the county.

"I plan to work beside employees to help resolve under-staffing and develop means to address officer overtime through proper compensation and salary," he said.

A retired justice of the peace, Green has multiple training hours with the Justice Court Training Center in San Marcos. He obtained an intermediate police certificate and an inactive state jail commission with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education.

His experience includes working for the Matagorda County Sheriff's Department as a deputy and jail supervisor, working for the Bay City Police Department and as military police for the U.S. Army.

"I feel that bringing my proven integrity to the office of sheriff is just one of my strengths, in addition to my loyalty to employees and citizens by giving what I have promised in my many months of campaigning.

He said he is prepared to create a special working relationship with other law enforcement agencies and support employees with concerns for wage increases and a balanced work environment.

"My goal will also be to ensure proper law enforcement coverage throughout the county and its rural areas by looking into the renewal of the resident deputy program. I would also encourage additional community support through promotion of the citizen's academy and a solid reserve program to add manpower to assist current needs that will help balance the department workload," he said.

Supporter Phyllis Adkins said Green will be a great sheriff because he knows how to control himself as a team player and co-worker.

"He is resourceful and gets right to work, nothing is beneath him and is not afraid to get dirty," she added.

Adkins first met Green when they both worked for the Matagorda County Sheriff's Department.

"He engages others in reaching their goals and is all about the community, work, church and his family," she added.