Democratic Nominee Named for Perry County Magistrate Race

On Saturday, Democrats named Sherman Neace as their nominee to fill the position of Jimmy Darrell Neace, who was shot to death outside a Perry County convenience store in May. Republicans named Frank Hurley as their nominee Thursday.

Former Perry County Judge Executive Sherman Neace is back in politics again after serving time in prison on charges of mail fraud and money laundering back in 2000.

Both candidates say this should not be an issue in the upcoming race.

“If there's anybody that has any doubt, all I'd ask them is if they're driving down a blacktop road, cross a concrete bridge, or whatever, look whose name is on the bridges and who got them out of the mud and the water,” says Neace.

“It makes no difference to me. You know, I'm not going to be negative toward anybody in this. My campaign will be positive. I'm just for moving forward with the county government,” says Hurley.

When asked about his time served, Neace says he got a letter from the government saying he had served his time and that his rights had been restored.

Both Neace and Hurley say the focus of their campaign revolves around serving the people and dedicating their time to improving roads and jobs.

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  • by Pat Location: on Feb 26, 2009 at 12:07 AM
    Cool Site.
  • by Pay Location: USA on Dec 2, 2008 at 10:50 PM
    Cool site.
  • by OMG Location: HazardGirl@Heart on Aug 11, 2008 at 04:41 AM
    I can not believe that people would even think of electing Sherman Neace back into an office! Are people going completely crazy? INSANITY! Do you really expect different results from this man, come on people....
  • by Rhonda Location: Knott county on Aug 10, 2008 at 04:59 PM
    Wow Chester may as well keep his name off all the ballots from now on, and close his pizza doors. I always thought, and have heard, once a crook, always a crook, how intelligent is it to nominate somebody that has been proven a CROOK. LOL
  • by Hazard City Location: Perry on Aug 10, 2008 at 01:05 PM
    Sherman is being put in for nothing but to cause problems and disagree with every thing in the future.I ask all of you Democrats in this district #1 to vote Republican we will show Chester Jones the Pizza Man and the rest of that comm. that we have better sence than to put this fellow back in there even if they don't. Does any one know why Jerry Stacy did no get the nom. for this he was #2 when Jimmy Neace got the Mag job.I think the comm. figured out that Jerry would not go along with their plan and they knew this fellow has been proven to do crooked before so he is what we need.Just wait and take notice every one if what i am saying comes true.but I hope the good people of Dis #1 prove me wrong and votes for Frank Hurley.And another thing we need to replace all the ones on this Comm. that voted to Nom. Sherman I will get the list and post it later if I get up with the right one.We do not need this happening to us again and the same-o-same o so we need to stop it in the tracke in N.
  • by Andrew Location: Pike on Aug 10, 2008 at 06:39 AM
    Just wait, you may see a new movie come out about this.=Called the Return of the Boss Hogg Democrat.If this was a Republian he would still be in jail.Begging for his life.
  • by hazard on Aug 10, 2008 at 04:57 AM
    If the democrats cannot do any better than to nominate someone like Sherman Niece, then they don't need to run anyone for magistrate.


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