Steve Adams for Moore County Sheriff
My goal is to make the Moore County Sheriff’s Office the finest Department in the State, with the best trained, best educated, best equipped, and best paid deputies. We will reduce crime in Moore County for the first time in decades through new leadership, effective use of current resources, and innovative new policies. We will create an environment that all staff will enjoy working and advancing their careers in. We will also make the Sheriff's Department free to the taxpayer, plus generate up to a potential $25 million in net annual income from the Sheriff’s Department, that can be used to build schools, a courthouse, or other county amenities.
- CEO of 3 of North Carolina’s Largest Corporations
- 41 Years of Private Sector Management Experience
- Tested and Proven Leadership
Our Moore County Sheriff’s Department, and our Sheriff himself, is consumed with a gross lack of integrity, economic inefficiency, and performance underachievement.
By gross lack of integrity, I mean he compromises the office of Sheriff by enforcing a double standard of the law, and lies to the public about this double standard, despite video evidence proving his lies.
By economic inefficiency, I mean he fails to meet reasonable minimum standards of performance.
By lack of performance, I mean increased spending versus disappointing results.
The Sheriff hired his own son, knowing his son was an unsuccessful recovering alcoholic, who was eventually arrested by the SBI, after I exposed his unlawful actions, thanks to the help of some of the honest deputies.
The Sheriff himself is under investigation by the SBI and the NC Department of Justice for covering up his son’s crimes, and is intimidating his deputies to lie to investigators as part of the cover-up.
The department reeks of nepotism and the “good old boys network,” which is destroying the department from within.
How I will restore the Moore County Sheriff Department:
I will utilize my 40+ years of business management experience, as CEO of three of North Carolina’s largest privately held corporations, to restore integrity and professionalism to the Sheriff Department, and restore equal justice under the law.
I will install our own county crime lab, that will dramatically lower operating costs, speed up getting drug cases to trial by 93% (three months to trial, instead off the current 3 years), and produce 97% conviction rates, instead of the current 97% plea bargain rates on drug offences. It will also dramatically reduce the sale and consumption of illegal drugs, and reverse the rising tide of youth drug involvement. It will save a lot of lives.
I will lease out unused beds in the detention center to the Federal Government. That will make the Moore County Sheriff Department 100% free to the county taxpayer. I will also be able to give back to the County Commissioners up to $25 million every year. That is enough money to pay for the new courthouse that we are being force to build, and meet all of the building needs of the school board, plus all teaching salary shortfalls that we currently face. This may sound too good to be true, but it is not. We already own the assets to make my plan happen, but our current Sheriff does not have the business skills, desire, or integrity to implement my plan. I do, which is why you need to elect me, Steve Adams, Sheriff of Moore County.
In 1980, I took $25,000 of borrowed money and turned it into the largest homebuilding company in North Carolina and built over 2000 homes. Elect me Sheriff, and allow me to lead the Moore County Sheriff Department into prosperity that it has never seen before, as only someone from the private sector can. Let me restore our Sheriff Department integrity, and breathe new economic life into our great County. Unlike our current Sheriff, I will not fail you, and I will never lie to you.
Help Me Revolusionize The Office Of Sheriff By Signing My Independent Run For Sheriff
The office of Sheriff is a partisan position, and for decades, only Republicans have run and held the office of Sheriff. Unfortunately, in almost every case for every single office in this State, the incumbent always wins in the primary election, due to low voter turnout (around 10% for Sheriff), and the unwillingness of the primary election voter to vote for any new candidate. That is why I want to insure my name is on the November 2018 ballot by running as an Independent candidate. This way Republicans, Independents, and Democrats will all get a chance to vote for Sheriff for the first time in decades, instead of the election being decided by the small percentage who vote in the Republican primary in March of 2018.
In order for me to run as an independent candidate for Sheriff, and have my name on the November 2018 ballot, I have to submit a petition to the Board of Elections, signed by 4% of the registered voters (approximately 3000 voters) in Moore County. I am asking you to click on the “Sign the Petition” tab at the top of this page, and the download the petition. You must be a registered voter in Moore County, NC to sign. Please fill in the requested information, and sign it. If you can, please get your neighbors and friends to sign it too. Once you are finished, please mail it (it has to be original ink) to me at PO Box 1855, Southern Pines, NC 28388, or call me at 910-690-2946 and I will come pick it up. Help me make The Moore County Sheriff Department Great and Respected Again.
This website is not an official declaration of a candidacy.