I’d like to introduce you to Sheriff Dean Wilson. No, not the Dean Wilson you think you know. This is the real Dean Wilson. As many of you know, our Sheriff created a Facebook page with information about things going on in our county. At one point, this was a great resource for all. However, the past few months it has taken a drastic change for the worse. Gone are the almost daily posts of what’s happened in our area. Now it is filled with snide, deceptive, and immature posts bashing his opponent.
After the Sheriff’s debate on September 23rd, Dean posted a link to the debate. Well, to be clearer it was his version of the debate. Yes, our Sheriff decided against posting the full video and instead tried to spread around a 14:24 version which was edited in his favor. The video was hosted on a website that also had an ad for Ocean World, owned by the Wilsons. Obviously a biased source.
Fortunately Erik Apperson was kind enough to share the full 31 minute video. In hoping it was an honest mistake by Dean, I added links to the full debate under his posting of the edited version. It was clearly not a mistake, as my links were promptly removed and I was blocked from making any further comments on his page. Countless others have had the same thing happen to them after trying to speak up on his page. Dean’s claims to only removed negative or defamatory content are categorically false.
The same thing happened when the question of Erik Apperson’s qualifications came to light. Dean not only “liked” those posts and comments, but he removed all comments by people that would show that Erik’s qualifications were more than enough to run for Sheriff. His suppression of anyone questioning him is alarming.
Dean Wilson is not a Sheriff for the people. Far from it. He is a Sheriff for HIS people.
Dean has consistently made comments to undermine Erik Apperson, and has engaged his supports in doing the same. Erik Apperson has run a completely clean campaign, with pride and dignity. Erik Apperson will stand for all of us. His work and commitment to our community is unparalleled. Please, when you cast your ballot, vote for Erik Apperson.
Crescent City, Ca.