An interesting 3-Way race for sheriff is brewing up in Martin County. Robert “Bob” Pryor is an Independent and has met the petition requirement by the Martin County Supervisor of Elections. Dennis Root is a NPA or “No Party Affiliation” candidate that has also met the petition requirement by the Elections Supervisor. The incumbent, William Snyder is a Republican and as today’s date petition requirement has not been met according to the Martin County Supervisor of Elections’ website.
Meet the candidates for Martin County sheriff in the 2016 election cycle:
Robert Leon Pryor Jr. is listed on the Martin County Supervisor of Elections’ website as INT or Independent with the address of 2021 NE Hoya Calle, Jensen Beach, FL 34957; Robert Pryor’s email address: email@example.com; Go to Robert “Bob” Pryor’s Facebook page and read some very interesting comments that may become issues in this now 3-way challenge and pursuit of being elected in 2016 as Martin County’s sheriff.
Dennis Root (NPA) Address: P.O. BOX 1481, Port Salerno, FL 34992; Email: Dennis@DennisRootforSheriff.com. Dennis Root party affiliation according to the Martin County Supervisor of Elections’ website is NPA or No Party Affiliation. When you visit Dennis Root’s website, “Dennis Root for Martin County Sheriff” you will see very boldly in a pronounced position the following quote by John F. Kennedy, “Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer.” This speaks in volume today as our government and society has been riddled and hindered by and with so much partisan leadership that quite frankly we cannot decipher our yes from our no without being left in complete ambiguity, confusion and frustration and therefore very little is accomplished of overall value.
William D. Snyder (REP) Incumbent; Email: William@SnyderForSheriff.com. Sheriff Snyder, according to the Martin County Supervisor of Elections’ website is a member of the Republican Party. Sheriff William D. Snyder was sworn in as Martin County’s 8th Sheriff on January 8, 2013. Visit the website of the current sheriff and view the many aspects of law enforcement in Martin County since he took office to serve the people of Martin County.
As we all know (especially on the national level and the now revolt against Citizens United) campaign financing is a part of our electoral system for now whether we like it or not—-and the premise seems to preclude that “the more money, the more votes.” There is always that glimmer of hope by those that truly love and appreciate this country—that, what is not just good for the country and our communities will prevail, but what is best from a positive proactive standpoint.
Taken from the Martin County Supervisor of Elections’ website candidate financial reports, here is data on each of the three candidates for your perusal:
Pryor: #1 $ 4,500.00—- #2 $ 222.01—- #3 $500.00—- #4 $ 1,415.22
Root: #1 $17,436.70—- #2 $6,598.72—- #3 $ 0.00—– #4 $12,240.98
Snyder: #1 $40,485.00—- #2 $ 98.00—- #3 $ 0.00—– #4 $ 351.95
Column # 1 Total Monetary Donations; Column #2= In-Kind* Donations; Column #3 Loans; Column #4 Expenditures
*In-kind donations are those donations that are done in goods and services rather than money (or cash).