The Columbian editorial board has recommended that Chuck Atkins be one of the two candidates that the voters should pass through the primary election.
In their discussion of the candidates, the editorial board had this to say about Chuck.
“Atkins, a retired sheriff’s office commander, is a polished speaker who demonstrates strong leadership skills and a command of any situation. He has broad experience in the field, including time as a precinct commander, time with the K-9 unit and service with a SWAT unit. He comes across as somebody who could effectively establish policy and create an effective culture throughout the department. Atkins emphasizes the importance of forging alliances with private groups and with other public agencies in cultivating resources for the sheriff’s office.”