Calhoun has opportunity to serve
by Alan Reed
Oct 31, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
After retiring after 28 years at Lake Barkley State Resort Park as a mechanic, Michael “Mike” Calhoun seeks to be the next Trigg County Jailer by running as a write-in candidate in the November 6 general election.

Currently, Calhoun operates his own business. “I’ve done a lot of work for the people of Trigg County at my business, Calhoun Small Engine Repair on Caledonia Road.” Calhoun added that he is currently engaged to be married.

Though a write-in candidate for the jailer’s position, Calhoun said that he belongs to the Democratic Party. The post of jailer appears on next week’s ballot due to the retirement of Glenn Cunningham in August. Trigg County Judge/Executive Stan Humphries nominated Roger Knight to fill the post until the general election.

“While I was working at the park, I could not run for office and be a standing employee of the state,” said Calhoun. “I figured now would be a good time to run because we already have a jailer.”

Calhoun said that his goal if elected is to treat prisoners fairly and equally while transporting them from Trigg County to the Christian County Jail, the main task of an elected jailer after the closure of the Trigg County Jail in 2006. “I want to treat everyone right and not show any favoritism to any prisoners.”

Find Calhoun's complete profile in The Cadiz Record.
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