Why is Lora Thomas Running for Douglas County Sheriff?
Four years ago when I began my race for Coroner, I was continually asked, “Why are you running?” I was repeatedly told that the office was well-run, that everybody who was anybody was supporting the guy already in the race, and that this guy was the “next in line.” I persisted in running for Coroner because I knew how waste, abuse, mismanagement and manipulation
can become entrenched in government offices. I won that election and we have improved services while drastically shrinking the budget by 33%.
The exact same situation exists with the Sheriff's Office - it's nature.
Citizens have benefitted when they replace “the entitled, next in line candidate” with a better qualified candidate who has fresh, new ideas. It happened in the Douglas County Coroner’s Office and Treasurer’s Office with the 2010 elections. It happened with the 18th Judicial District Election in 2012, and it’s time it happened in the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in the 2014 election!