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Pamerleau Takes Salazar To Task For Not Voting In Past Elections

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Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau is criticizing her opponent in the upcoming election for not voting in past elections. 

According to records from the Bexar County Elections Department, Democrat Javier Salazar did not vote before last year.  Salazar doesn’t dispute that.

"You know my voting record is not something that I’m extremely proud of, but I am proud of my record as a peace officer. I’m not a politician; I’m a career police officer that takes great pride in my long 23-year career in public safety," Salazar says. "Fairly recently in my life, I made the decision to become more involved in the political process. Then as I got involved, I started seeing—‘well, why don’t I just go all the way and get involved as a candidate?"

Sheriff Pamerleau says Salazar’s voting record reflects negatively on his sense of civic duty. 

"When you ask someone for their vote, that says you understand what our individual civic duties are," says Pamerleau. "And so, that just really amazed me that someone who would be running for public office had so little regard for our rights as Americans that he would not have voted himself."

Bexar County voters will choose their next sheriff on Nov. 8.