Sheriff’s candidate Brian Craig

Republican Floyd County Sheriff’s candidate Brian Craig took time from a busy day of campaigning last Friday to sit down among the hustle and bustle of The Floyd Country Store to talk about his background and why he wants to replace the retiring Shannon Zeman in the job.

With 18 years on the department, Craig has worked in virtually every position in the office and knows a lot about what it takes to be sheriff. He started the county’s highly-regarded school resource officer program and returned to that position after a stint as an investigator.

This clip is offered for information for voters who are seeking to learn about the two candidates for the GOP nomination in a county where the Republican is considered a lock in the final election.

An earlier video was posted on Christansburg police officer Doug Weddle, who spent a short time as a Floyd County deputy before an even shorter sting with the Virginia State Police before migrating to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department and then the Christiansburg PD, where is a platoon lieutenant.

Voters can decide on which candidate is the Republican nominee at the GOP canvass on Saturday, May 16, from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. at their regular polling places.

We will continue videos during the week from answers to questions at the candidates’ forum last Thursday, sponsored by the Tea Party at the Jesse Peterman Library. We are also hoping to film Commonwealth’s Attorney candidate Harrison Schroeder, who missed the forum because of the out-of-town wedding of a friend.

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