The race for Sheriff in Bexar County is starting to heat up in the middle of winter.
All five candidates gathered Tuesday Night for a debate sponsored by the Alamo Community Group.
“This is a big business” said incumbent Sheriff Susan Pamaerleau, pointing to her experience in the job.
“Running a very big business as the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office demands a different kind of skill set than just law enforcement operations” the Sheriff told KTSA News.
Others-including four Democrats vying for their party’s nomination-said it’s time for a change.
“Help’s on the way” said Javier Salazar, who admitted his name is not a household one on the voting booth.
“While I’m new to politics, I’m not new to law enforcement, I’m not new to community engagement” Salazar said, pointing to his experience with the San Antonio Police Department.
There are three other candidates in the race too.
“The first thing I want to do is do away with mandatory overtime, and that can easily be done without one penny of taxpayer’s money” said Andy Lopez.
Also in the race, candidates Chazz Cervantes and Matt Ninan, who were part of Tuesday Night’s debate.