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Robinson Files for Sheriff, Will Face Ashworth in May Primary


State law prevents Wedding from a seeking third term

A second Democratic candidate has signed on the dotted line, seeking the office of Vanderburgh County Sheriff. WNIN’s John Gibson reports:

Former Chief Deputy Noah Robinson has filed for the May 3rd Primary.

In a release, Robinson touted his 23-year law enforcement career, saying he’s learned how to “listen to people and understand their problems.”

Calling school safety his top priority, Robinson also pledged to protect neighborhoods and businesses by re-imagining the way sheriff's deputies are deployed -- with the goal to better connect residents and officers.

Robinson also pledged to root out violent criminals and drug dealers, and assign more staff to the local ATF Task Force to trace, intercept, and stop the flow of illegal guns.

He said he would also seek funding to treat drug users in the grips of addiction and implement a substance-abuse and mental health treatment program.

Robinson also pledged to make the county jail more efficient and fairly compensate confinement officers.

He also said as sheriff, he would invest in modern training, hire a diverse staff, and remove conflicts of interest.

Robinson will face fellow Democrat Maj. Jason Ashworth in the primary. Ashworth also filed this week.

The current sheriff, Republican Dave Wedding, is prohibited from seeking a third term.