GREAT FALLS - Moments after Jesse Slaughter found out he had won the primary election he spoke with Ricky Blackburn about the plans he has for the Sheriff's office if he gets elected in November.
"We want to create more transparency in the Sheriff’s Office. We want to have a citizens academy, we want to bring the public in. I think that is huge. Make them our advocates, Make them fight for stuff for the sheriff's office, not us having to do it. As I said the community is our boss," said Slaughter.
The current detective for Great Falls Police Department spent the evening at The Sting watching results come in with his choice for Undersheriff Corey Reeves. Reeves a School Resource Officer also with GFPD says it was a team effort to get Slaughter through this first hurdle.
"I’m really excited, I’m proud of our team. Jesse really put out his visions and ideas to the community. I think a lot of people related to Jesse’s ideas. They wanted change, they wanted new visions in moving the sheriff’s office forward," said Reeves.
The second hurdle starts Wednesday. Slaughter spent most of this primary election season using social media to reach out to the public. Since that method seemed to be successful for the primary win, he plans to stay on that route hoping for another victory.
"We look forward to doing more of that in the future, getting out, talking to the public, listening to what they want. What they want to see from their sheriff," said Slaughter.