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Candidates on the issues: Spokane County sheriff

  • Does Spokane need a new jail?

    • Michael Zollars Yes.
    • John Nowels Yes.
    • Wade Nelson Yes.
  • Should the sheriff's office implement an ombudsman?

    • Michael Zollars Zollars believes the Citizen Advisory and Review Board is effective but would explore an ombudsman if it made more sense.
    • John Nowels No.
    • Wade Nelson Nelson believes the Citizen Advisory and Review Board is sufficient but would consider an ombudsman if it was more transparent.
  • Should drug possession be criminalized?

    • Michael Zollars Yes.
    • John Nowels Yes.
    • Wade Nelson Nelson believes "hard drugs" like heroin and methamphetamine should be criminalized.
  • How would you address staffing shortages?

    • Michael Zollars Zollars believes in recruiting locally.
    • John Nowels Nowels believes its vacant positions will be filled in 18 months.
    • Wade Nelson Nelson believes in recruiting locally and implementing programs at schools to draw interest from youth.