Chance Maddox is proud to announce his candidacy as a Republican for the office of Liberty County Constable Pct. 1 on the March 5 Primary ballot.
Maddox brings a career in public service that began in 2009, and he has served the communities of Liberty County as a member of the volunteer fire department, police dispatch and as a certified peace officer.
For the last ten years, his experience has primarily been focused on street patrol and community-oriented policing, and he is currently assigned as a member of the Liberty County Mental Health Crisis Unit Team.
"Throughout my career, I have observed that we have a problem in Liberty County. I have seen first-hand that drugs are rampant in our community, and I believe that this is impacting each citizen in some form or fashion," Maddox said.
He believes the rise in cases involving thefts, burglaries, and drug-related crimes, as well as the growing number of overdoses, is placing a strain on our local resources, and fears that over time this has been accepted as the new "norm."
"Turning on the local news will no longer have you wondering 'if' you will fall victim to these crimes but 'when?' My experience in law enforcement has given me a front-row seat to the chaos that a substantial amount of our neighborhoods are subjected to daily," Maddox noted.
Maddox has arrested subjects who have committed crimes that negatively impact our quality of life, and he has successfully worked with other agencies within our area that are facing these same problems.
"I believe that if we do not make it our top priority to create a safe and drug-free community for the benefit of our future, then we are instead actively standing by and allowing crime to progressively worsen," Maddox said.
Maddox believes change can only be achieved by addressing issues head-on and being proactive and visible within our community.
"I believe that in making these changes, we will show these criminals that it will no longer be as easy as it has been in times past," said Maddox.
If elected, Maddox will be committed to incarcerating those who need to be held accountable for their crimes as well as providing the tools and resources necessary to those who genuinely want and need assistance to change.
"It is my promise that I will provide proactive patrol, visibility, and enforcement, along with my other civil duties. The drug problem did not sprout overnight, and it won't stop overnight, but by working together to combat it one day at a time, we can achieve success," Maddox said.
"I appeal to you to let me be the one to get us started on this path to quelling the crimes caused by drugs by casting your vote for me as your Precinct 1 Constable. I will prove by not only mere words but by my clear actions that I am committed to providing a safer community," Maddox concluded.