On June 4th, 2011, the “Toughest Sheriff In American”, Joe Arpaio, will visit Houston Texas to co-headline an event in an effort shake up the Harris County Sheriff department in the upcoming elections.
“A Gathering of Patriots” is a political fundraising event featuring Sheriff Joe Arpaio, radio host Michael Berry, Ignacio Ramos, and local elected officials. This fundraising event is being held to support conservative Republican candidate, Carl Pittman, for the position of Sheriff of Harris County.
Sheriff Joe doesn’t endorse just anyone that comes across his path. He is famous for being a “tough on crime” sheriff and he looks for the same in others before throwing his support behind them. Carl Pittman is a 19 year veteran of law enforcement and currently works for the Harris County Sheriff’s Office as a criminal investigator. Pittman has run a successful real estate and mortgage brokerage business and has served his country as a United States Marine. His resume is just what you would expect of a strong candidate for sheriff.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio was recently on the Sam Malone radio show and stated:
“Carl came to Phoenix to visit with me and take a tour of our facility. I like what I saw (in Carl). He has a good business and law enforcement background, and when he asked for my endorsement I gave it to him and I’m coming to Houston on June 4th to support him.”
If Pittman is successful in this primary election, he would pose a serious threat to the re-election of Adrian Garcia (D). Garcia has drawn criticism during his first term for inviting Al-Jazeera into the Harris County jails, spending a great deal of tax dollars on marketing and PR positions instead of putting “boots on the streets”, and ordering dozens of deputies to escort Barbara Walters and other friends around Houston.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio is a very influential figure among conservative voters and his endorsement carries a lot of weight. The “Gathering of Patriots” event will be held at the Humble Civic Arena. Tickets are still available at CarlForSheriff.com or at the gate on the day of the event.