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Election 2014: Mark Selby for Adair County Jailer

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Make a difference this May and vote for the one who will make a difference: Mark Selby Republican Candidate for Adair County Jailer

To the voters of Adair County

I would like to thank you for the opportunity to introduce myself as your Republican Candidate for Adair County Jailer. I have been working in corrections for over 16 years. I began at a minimum security institution; at first I was not sure that I would like the job. I had always believed that prisoners were behind bars but at this institution 320 inmates were walking around with no bars and no fences. It took some time to get used to, but as I learned more and gained more experience I really enjoyed the job. I joined the Special Weapon and Tactics Team known as the Rapid Response Team. They specialized in riots, disturbances, and the mass movement of inmates by non-lethal means. I was moved to our super max facility and for the next 3 years I received excellent training in handling a variety of situations. I began to understand people and how they respond in confinement. I transferred to Lieber Correctional institution, a maximum security prison holding around 1500 inmates, including the state's only death row inmates. After being there for 15 months I was awarded the officer of the year award and was promoted to corporal, and within 6 months I went on to become sergeant. That post required me to supervise both death row and two lock-up units. I joined the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) which is the agency's swat team. We specialized in handling hostage and life threatening situations by using lethal force if necessary.

My family and I moved to Columbia and I've been working as a deputy at the Adair County Regional Jail for the last 3 years. I have seen the needs at the jail and I firmly believe that the next jailer should have the hands on experience to do the Job.

I would like to make a difference in Adair County and make some changes in how things are conducted. As your jailer I will:
  • Provide more training for the deputies, to assist them in handling situations in a safe and professional manner
  • Be firm, fair and consistent with both staff and inmates
  • Always work for the betterment of the residents of Adair County
  • Work along with the judges, magistrates, and directors
  • Use inmate labor as much as possible in order to save tax payers money
  • Teach inmates a skill instead of paying for them to watch television and sleep
  • Work with our volunteers and to assist them in meeting the needs of the inmates
  • Provide a stable foundation for the residents of Adair County Jail to rebuild their lives and not to become repeat offenders.
My wife and I have been married 18 years and we have 4 children. We attend Great Oaks Ministry in Knifley. I also manage Simple Truth Ministries our Family's worship band. I believe in strong Christian morals and stand on my faith in Jesus Christ.

Over the years that I have visited and lived in Adair County, I have made many lifelong friends. In 2011 the opportunity presented itself to move here and since this was a place I believed would benefit my family we uprooted and came here. It has proven to be a great move as we live alongside some great friends and in a great community. I ask that the residents of Adair County give me the opportunity to use my experience and knowledge to serve you in return. Make a difference this May and vote for the one who will make a difference.

Vote for Mark Selby

Paid for by the candidate, Mark Selby

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