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Correction of a Political Ad


The Salyersville Independent would like to extend our sincerest apologies to Magoffin County Sheriff Candidate David Neil Howard. His ad, which printed on November 1 on page B10, had several typos that were not caught before going to press. We NEVER want an error in the newspaper, especially for ads people have paid their hard-earned money to buy. As is our general policy, we did send a proof of the ad to the customer, but neither our staff nor Mr. Howard caught the mistakes prior to the run. After talking with Mr. Howard to come to a compromise, we are including the corrected text below:


I'm David Neil Howard, a life-long resident of Magoffin County. This year I am running for the opportunity to serve you as the next Magoffin County Sheriff. I am both humbled and grateful to ask for your consideration and vote this November. There was once a time in our community when we could leave our doors unlocked at night without worry. We didn't worry about the allure of drugs threatening our children's future and the posterity of our county. We put our children on the school bus, we didn't need to worry about whether or not we would see them again. Today's world is out of control and it is our responsibility to take care of our community. This November you will have an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in our town. As your Sheriff, I vow to restore order to Magoffin County.

Magoffin County has been waging a war on drugs for many years now. Now is the time that we send a stern message to those who are trafficking illicit drugs and bringing this poison into our town. Too many lives have been lost and too many families have been destroyed because of our drug problem. The solution is simple: if you sell or bring drugs into Magoffin County, you will go to prison. I will work tirelessly with you to ensure we will once again enjoy the luxury of living in a safer community.

It is my objective to bring a modern and professional law enforcement presence in our town. I plan on restructuring the Sheriff's office to ensure that our county is patrolled 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I plan on working with other officials and law enforcement agencies in our county and across the Commonwealth to thoroughly investigate and prosecute drug traffickers. But most importantly, I plan on working closely with YOU. Together we will bring the people threatening the future of our county to justice.

I plan on having a full-time law enforcement presence at all of our county schools. Our children deserve to go to school without worrying about senseless violence. I vow to defend the safety of our children with my life. My Sheriff's office will be a resource to you and your kids. It is my mission to serve the people of Magoffin County with honesty, integrity, respect, and professionalism. I will adopt an objective, non-biased approach to upholding and enforcing the law in our county. I am excited to work for you, and I will take pride in helping all of us move forward and make Magoffin County a safer place for us and our families. Please remember me on Election Day!


David Neil Howard





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