As a former Missoula County undersheriff and captain of detectives, I worked with both candidates in the race for Missoula County sheriff. Travis Wafstet will run an honest, fiscally responsible and fair department.
As an Independent candidate, he owes no favors to either party. Wafstet has held leadership positions honorably and has worked in all aspects of Missoula County’s emergency services, from dispatch, to fire, and currently as a deputy sheriff.
His opponent, Sheriff T.J. McDermott, has demonstrated that he believes in nepotism, fiscal irresponsibility and political payback. Missoula County cannot afford another four years of reckless spending and foolish hiring choices.