This website is scheduled for deletion June 11,2022
I am proud to have run this race and at least given it a shot, as a passionate American, and as it relates to a profession that I love and respect. I am so grateful for the support and encouragement from those who voted for me. It means so much. It is now time to move on. I am going to get off of social media for a while and work on my book in metaphysics. I hold deeper convictions now, of what it takes to run for office. I have learned so much from this experience, that name recognition and popularity are what win elections. I really do, with all my heart, wish the best future for our Sheriff’s Office. I will leave you with this, I wholeheartedly believe that the spirit of our federal constitution is in decline, and has been, and that this is in part, because we continue to elect people to office for frivolous reasons, rather than upon actual substance. All too often, across America, people get into office and do the opposite of what they swear to do. The constitution cannot enforce itself. Moreover, I strongly believe that America as an experiment in limited government, is evidentially returning to where it started, under absolute, and centralized power. Anyway, very proud to now have this experience. Thank you.
Hello. My name is Tim L. Smith and I am a candidate for Lee County Sheriff. Thank you for taking the time to stop by this website. Our current Sheriff Tracy Carter, who is also a friend, has retired. An interim Sheriff has been appointed to serve out the rest of Carter's term until the election. I am encouraged at the opportunity that is now open for those of us that love the law enforcement profession, the challenge to become Lee County's next Sheriff.
I am not a politician. Nor do I want to be one. I simply want to take my experience at the Sheriff's Office, coupled with my love for, and my knowledge of, our Constitution, and protect our God given rights, to secure our American way of life, at the local level. I am a pro-constitution and pro-law enforcement, republican candidate. I am my own man and am campaigning as a "grassroots" candidate. I believe that to truly put America first, we must put our Constitution first, because, America IS its Constitution.
My primary objective as Sheriff is to protect the Rights and Property of Lee County residents from the criminal element and from criminal, predatory interests, first. I strongly believe that enforcing our Constitution first will build stronger relationships between our law enforcement professionals and our local communities. This will also hold politicians accountable, help minimize the influence of special interests, and check government overreach. A Sheriff's Office is the oldest, and most primary law enforcement apparatus in America, and for good reason. I'm a proud American, who loves our country and county. My heart has always been and remains with the Lee County Sheriff's office.
The primary election for Lee County's Sheriff race will be on May 17, 2022. Any registered unaffiliated or republican voter may vote in the primary. Please vote. Let's put our Constitution 1st.
Please take the time to read what I have to say by clicking on the menu items above (Issues, Tim?, the Sheriff's Job), and, maybe, if you agree, and if you also hold to our founding principles, as secured in our founding documents, elect me as your Sheriff. I believe that Lee County is open and ready for a big change at the Sheriff's Office, a fresh start, a new administration.
I have made this website personable and detail-oriented so that you are well informed of who I am and what my platform is as a candidate for Sheriff. I take the Oath to uphold and defend our Constitution very seriously. Sadly, too many in government hold no affinity to the Oath, but see it as a mere formality. When the Oath is taken seriously, the peoples' rights come first, and government interests come second. Period! To better understand my view on how rights must come first, here is a paper I wrote on rights vs. privileges.
DISCLAIMER: I DO NOT want to be Sheriff bad enough to make promises in order to secure this election. Neither will I engage in a negative campaign against other candidates, or play the political game. I will run this race with absolute integrity, out of genuine love and respect for the office of Sheriff, and for the people of Lee County.