Patch Poll: What Do You Look For in a Leader?

We want to take the pulse of Patch readers as we lead up to our July 17 Pinellas County Sheriff candidates debate.

As the race for Pinellas County Sheriff heats up, we want to take the pulse of Patch readers.

Each week leading up to the Patch-sponsored sheriff's candidate debate, we'll ask a question concerning the election.

This week, we want to know:

What qualities do you look for in a leader?

Post your thoughts in the comments section below, and don't forget to watch the candidates debate at 6:30 p.m. July 17 at Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater's Octagon Arts Center, 2470 Nursery Road, or catch Patch's live streaming coverage. The debate is sponsored by Patch, the National Armed Services & Law Enforcement Memorial Museum and Bay News 9.

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Mark L Grantham July 03, 2012 at 08:29 PM
for me, it is necessary for the so called leader to listen to the constituents, understand the perimeters of the job, Understand how vital it is to work as a team.
Harvey A. Smith July 04, 2012 at 11:54 AM
Honesty, integrity, leadership and experience/knowledge are all essential requirements for the position of sheriff. Pandering to special intererests and public sectors might gain votes but not provide Pinellas County with a better sheriff.
Harvey A. Smith July 04, 2012 at 12:00 PM
The July 17th sheriff debate at UUClearwater will bring all four qualified candidates into direct confrontation as they define and defend their positions less than 30 days prior to the critical August 14 Primary election. BN9 senior anchor, Al Ruechel, won't be pulling any punches as he asks candidates relevent questions about their personal opinions for the future of the sheriff's office.
Katie Dolac July 04, 2012 at 10:01 PM
Thanks, Harvey!
bert hastings July 04, 2012 at 11:40 PM
honesty is number 1 for me. Someone who can see the whole picture of a problem


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