Hello. My name is Tim L. Smith and I am running 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 chosen not to seek a 5th term. Our best wishes go out to him and to his family in his retirement. On the other hand, I am excited at the opportunity that is now open for those of us that love the profession. I am sure that some really great human beings will be up to the challenge, the challenge to become our 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 our Constitution, and protect our God given rights, and secure our American way of life, at the local level. I am a pro-constitution and pro-law enforcement, republican candidate. 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 enforcing our Constitution first will build stronger relationships between our law enforcement professionals and our local communities, in addition to securing our fundamental rights as Americans. 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.
I feel compelled to run for Sheriff because I believe strongly that a Sheriff's Office is our primary law enforcement apparatus, to secure the rights and property of the people, to safeguard public safety, and, is one of our most fundamental checks and balances against government overreach. Please take the time to read what I have to say by clicking on the menu items above (Issues, Tim?, the 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! Let's put our Constitution 1st, Thank you.
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. 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.