Mathews Sheriff’s Office candidates April Edwards and Sid Foster participated in a forum last Thursday sponsored by the Gwynn’s Island Civic League at the organization’s civic center. The room was packed with residents eager to learn about the candidates they’ll be voting for in the November election.
Edwards and Foster, both current employees in the sheriff’s office, delivered statements about themselves and their candidacies and answered questions after eight of the nine candidates for the Mathews Board of Supervisors had completed their remarks and answered their questions (see related article).
Moderator Tyrone Hudgins asked the two candidates questions that he selected from a number submitted by the public.
Why do you want the job?
Asked why she wanted to be sheriff, Edwards said she wants to make sure the sheriff’s office continues offering the level of service needed to keep the community safe. She said she has “put away pedophiles and murderers,” and that a communi...
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