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Candidate Profile: New Hanover Co. Commission candidate Sid Causey

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Tonight we wrap up the last of our candidate profiles for New Hanover Co. Commission. Sid Causey is best known for his time serving as Sheriff, but he now wants to serve the county as commissioner.

"It's my home and I love it, and I love the people, and any way that I can I want to improve it," Causey said.

Causey is a familiar face in New Hanover County. He worked in law enforcement for decades, Including as Sheriff from 2002 until taking early retirement in 2009. Now Causey hopes voters will give him a new title as county commissioner.

"Been there done that," Causey said. "I've been to just about every county commission meeting for the last eight years and their workshops, which I find Thursday before the Monday meeting, that's where you really find out the nuts and bolts of the problems behind each agenda item."

Causey is the only commission candidate born and raised in New Hanover County. He says that's a major reason why he is running for commissioner, wanting to help his county remain the pride of southeastern North Carolina.

"I don't want to be a senator or go to Raleigh or Washington," he said. "I want to stay right here and try to help New Hanover County stay the best it can be."

Like many candidates this election season Causey is worried about the economy, jobs and education. In his off time Causey enjoys the outdoors with his wife India, but he admits with the campaign coming to an end there has not been much free time in his schedule. He says the sacrifice is worth it, though, having faith that New Hanover County voters will elect him.

"I'm looking forward to November 2, and I'm certain that voters will have confidence in me as they have in the past," Causey said.

Tomorrow we'll begin with our candidate profiles for the 9th District state Senate seat. We'll introduce you to Jim Leutze first, and on Wednesday we'll introduce to Thom Goolsby.

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Not Causey Please New Hanover can't handle more TAXES

Causey is the last person that deserves this job as commissioner. That would be like putting Bernie Madoff as head of the banks.

The people of New Hanover County can not handle anymore Taxes... and that's the bottom line. A vote for Causey is a vote for Taxes...

The "Good Ole Boy" network is over ..

CAUSEY=CORRUPT AND CLUELESS-NO MORE DEMS

IF WE WANT HIGHER TAXES -HE AND LANDLORD BUTLER ARE THE ONES
IF WE WANT MORE SPENDING CAUSEY IS THE ONE
IF WE WANT NO NEW IDEAS-HE IS PERFECT
CAUSEY LACKS THE ABILITY TO DEAL WITH PROBLEMS WHICH HE CANT SEE OR UNDERSTAND-JUST LISTEN TO THIS GUY=OR READ HIS ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ABOUT ISSUES--- NO SUBSTANCE JUST PART OF DEM SMEAR MACHINE
LETS DO BETTER--VOTE FOR CHANGE
VOTE FOR BERGER AND CATLIN

No to Causey, Butler and McMahon&leutz

NO TO TAX AND SPEND DEMS-NO TO THE KIND OF LIBERALS THAT HAVE RUINED Raleigh and DC-dont let them bring their magic here. Sid is more of past cronyism and Deb is just another landlord/realtor-ED was appointed by good ole Sid--please not these kind of dems.

YES TO ED-NO TO other dems

I think ed has done a good job--would agree we dont need
causey who would be a disaster, butler who is a landlord and leutz who like the other two is abig tax and spend dem-i'm tired of these people tax us and spend our money=enough is enough

WOW-so glad you got on here

WOW-so glad you got on here to post your typical republican issued responses (YES I am republican). It amazes me that Republicans and President Bush destroyed our economy and we are supposed to trust them again...the Republican part is the the 2nd coming or the hope our nation so longs for.

For your information Deborah Butler has ALOT of great ideas and she is willing to listen and learn from other people. You would know that if you turned off "Fox News" long enough to listen and learn. So what if she is a landlord and realtor, she is also an attorney and one of the most hard working and intelligent people I know.

VOTE Republican-by a dem who has seen the light

Yes- it is true, I do watch fox news-and I even voted for dems the last time-that was not smart. Butler is a landlord and she is running for that reason-we dont need more landlords and developers in government-they have done enough damage in county. Beyond that, I have really listened to her and others- and she speaks with double tongue--one message to liberals -another to everybody else. Her own tenants say dont trust her-so I won't. Her ideas might be plausible in some cases-if she just had one position-but she has at least three positions on ever issue-even worse she's a tax and spend dem-and at least some of us dont want more of that in these difficult times.

Causey is a corrupt and

Causey is a corrupt and contemptuous man with the Strickland blood on his hands. He thinks he is above the law and is not accountable to any one. He does not participate in public debates and does not accommodate the media. What is he hiding? We do nor need this kind in government. The time of this style of intimidation and corruptions is over. If he is not willing to be accountable to the public, why should the public put him in office? Or is the syndrome of fools electing he king of fools. We have that in the highest office in the land and you can see the mess we are in. We deserve the leaders we elect. Wise up New Hanover County and say no to corruption.

Comb-over

Never trust a man with a comb-over...hiding too much as it is :)

Dont trust Causey

If people look at facts they will agree--his surrogates are out there smearing other candidates. Smears have backfired-so maybe Sid will get his due-if not we will. I'm not telling people who to vote for---but smears and innuendo dont make up for Causey's record. Just ask where he is on issues--- I care where these folks will take us if we vote for them.

NO more dems

taxes and spending-i repeat taxes and spending-one more time taxes and spending==PLEASE NO MORE DEMS

Sid Causey is Wonderful

Sid Causey if one of those once in a lifetime kind of guys that knows how to get the most out of the taxpayer. First he ran the sheriffs department budget up over 10 million while in office, from almost 20 million to over 30 million, His successor has pushed it up even higher to 34 million.

So what have we gotten? A helicopter that flies 3 hours a week, $700,000 purchase, $200,000 a year on top of all that. A big piece of property in the middle of the swamp with a "state of the art"jail that includes a $200,000 landing pad for the helicopter to land on, not to stay on, the helicopter stays at the pilot's personal hanger for $800 a month.

Didn't he want or try to give the old jail to his church for a dollar?

And let's don't count the number of law suits settled because of his inablility to run his office.

Causey is the last person that deserves this job as commissioner. That would be like putting Bernie Madoff as head of the banks.

Anybody but Sid, Im willing to stick Berger in there just to balance things out.

NO MORE SID!!!!! PLEASE DO NOT VOTE FOR THIS DEMOCRATE.!!!

FYI, THE ONLY REASON SID IS RUNNING FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER TO CONTROL WHO EVER WINS SHERIFF. THIS COUNTY NEED A STRONG REPUBLICAN COUNTY COMMISSIONER. SHERIFF ED IS A GREAT GUY BUT NOT A LEADER. REPUBLICAN MARK BENSON IS A LEADER. MARK IS THE DEFINITION OF A SHERIFF. PLEASE ENCOURAGE YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO VOTE OUT SID CAUSEY SO HE CAN QUIT WASTING OUR TIME AND MONEY.SID SHOULD GO HANG OUT WITH RON HEWETT IN BRUNSWICK.SID HAS COST NEW HANOVER COUNTY TO MUCH MONEY NOT INCLUDING THE MONEY HE HAS POCKETED. SID WONT'S CONTROL DON'T LET HIM HAVE IT! SID DOESN'T CARE ABOUT THE COUNTY OR THE PEOPLE THAT LIVES IN IT. I WOULD BET THAT WILL FIND MORE PEOPLE WISHING THEY NEVER MET HIM. THE ONLY REASON SID BECAME SHERIFF WAS BECAUSE OF JOE MCQUEEN. JOE APPOINTED SID AS SHERIFF WHEN HE RETIRED AND THEN HAD ALL HIS SUPPORTER BACK SID WHEN IT CAME ELECTION TIME. TIME TO CUT THE STRINGS. PEOPLE OF NEW HANOVER COUNTY NEEDS A CHANGE SO GO VOTE SOME NEW PEOPLE IN AND LET THE GOOD OLE BOYS RETIRE!

Check your facts!

Sid was never appointed anything! Sonny Lanier was appointed the next Sheriff of New Hanover County. Sid had to run for the office because McQueen didn't trust him to even be his Chief Deputy. Sid did however appoint "ED" and left him with a bunch of controllers underneath him. Sid however is trying to control the Departmnt again from above. He who controls the money controls the Department!

Check your Facts!

McQueen never appointed SID! Joe would not so that's why SID was never made Chief Deputy either. Steve Smith was his Chief Deputy and when Joe retired he appointed Sonny Lanier. You need to check your history. But Joe was leary of SID and never gave him anything due to him not trusting SID as well as he shouldn't and neither should you! SID has been dirty since he was a life guard at Carolina Beach. Sid had to win the title it was never handed to him like "Good Ole ED"!

Poor communicator

Sid Causey could hardly deal with any media outlets during his tenure as Sheriff. There was a lack of transparency and accountability as well. He was hand picked by the Democratic machine to fill the void.Personally , I think there are better candidates in the running for county commissioner.He may need to focus on matters at home , such as teaching his son about ETHICS !

THANKS FOR POSTING

THANKS FOR POSTING

same old same old sid

resigned early--lost touch 20 years ago--a very liberal tax and spend dem--just what we dont need now---interview had no substance-we can do better with other dems and even republcians

catlin not causey

Sid is a relic of the past. he quit under questionable circumstances and there have been many questions about his office practices and other matters. He hasn't had a new idea in 20 years. Causey supported higher taxes. We can do much better with Catlin who has also been here a long time.

Causey=more taxes and no new ideas

You forgot to mention he resigned from office. You forgot to mention he is for higher taxes. You forgot to mention petition drive to remove him from office. You forgot to mention he has no new ideas.
And no questions about his excessive spending.

Yes Causey-No Berger!

Yes Causey -- No Berger.

Yes Causey-NO Butler

if you post this kind of nonsense at least make it unbiased and lets give equal time--why such poor judgement while in office sid

YES CAUSEY-NO CATLIN

Yes to sid no to catlin

not relevant-but smears have backfired

this post is by the same guy who put up 20 posts yesterday attacking Berger---did sid put him up to it. next he'll blame the guy for the weather--get help.

NOBODY Puts Me Up To Anything! Just BEWARE OF BERGER!

Brian Berger refuses to answer QUESTIONS about his PAST, about his EXPERIENCE. He has been manipulating this blog, posting numerous attacks on others. Bottom line, BRIAN BERGER is a LIAR!

Surely you have evidence...

...of what it is you claim about Berger. Brian has answered any question about his past and his experience anyone has ever asked him. He is the only candidate that has been fighting corruption and abusive government for years when he had nothing to gain from it. There is nothing bad that anyone can say about Brian Berger. He is as honest as they come, and has a solid platform that has never changed.

Causey, on the other hand, has openly stated his affinity for higher taxes and more spending. Sid loves big government.
Sid has violated campaign regulations: http://www.wilmingtonwatcher.blogspot.com; Sid has cost this county dearly: http://www.able-nc.com/downloads/Causey-Sued.mp3;
Sid has a whole string of documented corrupt, nefarious, and questionable circumstances surrounding his entire career in public office: http://www.sidcauseyforsheriff.blogspot.com/

Anyone that knows the truth about Causey and would vote for him to be dog catcher has some serious brain damage. Causey is the worst thing that could ever happen to NHC.