Andrew Deal


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Q: Address: A: Whisper Dr. China Grove

Q: How long have you lived in Rowan County? A: 33 years

Q: Family A: Married to my wife Carrie for 9 years and I have two sons ages 6 and 2

Q: Education: A: BA in Criminal Justice from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

Q: Previous political experience: A: None

Q: Previous professional experience: A: North Carolina Probation Parole for two years and then eight years with the Kannapolis Police Department.

Q: Community, Political and Religious organizations in which you are involved: A: Member of First United Methodist Church, China Grove. Also, I'm a member of the North Carolina Resource Officers Association and the North Carolina Tactical Officers Association.

Q: Your campaign website address: A: Facebook = Andrew Deal for Sheriff 2010

Q: Why are you running for sheriff? A: To re-establish the respect of the Sheriff's Department to the Community it serves and the other law enforcement agencies it works with.

Q: What are the greatest challenges facing people who live in Rowan County and what would you do to address those challenges that would make voters choose you? A: Some of the greatest challenges that Rowan County faces are Juvenile Crime and Drug related offences. When elected I plan to start multiple character education programs for the juveniles and enhance drug enforcement through drug interdiction teams and strategic enforcement.

Q: What are the first changes you would work to implement if you are elected? A: To establish community based programs with the help of faith based partnerships, community and business watch programs, and an active CrimeStoppers program.

Q: What prior experience do you have that best prepares you for this office? A: Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Advanced Law enforcement certificate, Team Leader for the Kannapolis Police Department's Special Response Team, Certified North Carolina School Resource Officer, Certified North Carolina Field Training Officer, Over 2300 hours of advanced law enforcement training, and over 100 hours of Gang training.

Q: What is the toughest criticism you think you will face in this election, and what is your response to that criticism? A: I believe the toughest criticism is my age. However, because of my age, I will be able to be a working Sheriff. I will not be limited to the office. I will be in the community seeing the problems and working with the residents to solve them.