Sunday, August 12, 2012

Ivey Denies "Negative Ad" Claims

Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff Republican Primary candidate, denied claims in a recently-released television ad that says he will be a pension double-dipper if elected.  He also disputed the “negative” ad’s description of him as a “politician.”
In an exclusive to Brevard Times, Ivey said, “First and foremost the negative ad describes me as ‘just another in a long line of politicians.’  I have never been a candidate for office and in fact never even ran for Student Council in High School.  I have been a law enforcement officer my entire life, working for over 31 years to protect our citizens against criminals.
“The term ‘Double-Dipper’ refers to someone that retires in a certain position, sits out of service for 30 days or 6 months and then is rehired by the same agency in the same position drawing the same salary as before.  I am not doing that and like our military personnel who work for 20 years and then retire before going back into service as law enforcement officers, firefighters, and other productive members of the work force, I have significant experience that would benefit Brevard County as your Sheriff.”
Ivey added that his campaign has remained positive and he points the finger at backers of his opponent, Todd Maddox, for the “negative” ad.
“There is no doubt that this was a negative ad and a clear sign of desperation,” Ivey said.  “In fact, it is a negative ad aired by a ‘shadowy’ special interest group that was financed by five people who are each documented supporters of the Maddox team in his campaign expenditure reports.
“Our campaign has remained positive and focused on the issues vital to protecting this community.  I am proud to say that we have left the negative campaigning to others and in fact have repeatedly been complimented on the positive nature of our campaign efforts.”
Maddox did not respond to an inquiry for this article.  However, Maddox has claimed – in other media sources – that the ad is not being run by his campaign.
Ivey and Maddox square off on Tuesday August 14 in the Republican primary. The winner will face Democrat Adrian Moss-Beasley in the general election in November.

19 comments:

  1. How dare you compare any of your work experience and anything you've ever done to working in the military for 20 years. People called it as they saw it and you're scared that you may actually lose this election. If only your FDLE record wasn't sealed and your HATCH Act violations were publishable, people would know what kind of man you really are. You're not cut out to be Sheriff. Paul Drinkwater and Mike Lewis aren't cut out to be Chief Deputies. You're all relics, throwbacks to the times of old when cops wore ascots and carried wooden batons. It's 2012, get a clue.

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  2. I do not read this as Mr. Ivey comparing his law enforcement service to that of the military. I believe he is referring to the hundreds of retired military personnel in Brevard County who continue to serve in either law enforcement departments or in the civil service of the government following their retirements. I saw the referenced ad from the "shadowy" group and as an ex-military person was actually offended. By your standards and those of Mr. Maddox's associates, those who retire from one profession should go home and wait to die? Last time I checked, it was still American to run for public office...yes, even if you have happened to have a previous career. You sir/or ma'am are the only one in need of a clue. Good Day.

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  3. Funny how one can deny that his camp has always been positive and has been complimented for doing so. Ivey Camp started slinging mudd when they seen Maddox closing in on them and they could not stand it. Ivey is definately not the man for the job he is desperate.

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  4. Did you mean to say...when they "saw" him closing in? You must be the genius in the group.

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  5. From day one you sit and read the articles, then the comments come, good, bad and ugly, true, false, here-say, he said/she said. Hopefully all concerned citizens of this county will do thier homework and decide on each candidates qualifications. I have done mine. I see more Ivey signs up all over the county but does that mean he is the more qualified candidate because he raised more money and can afford to put up more signs, I thin k not. i have listened to both and in my opinion, Lt. Tod maddox of the Brevard County Sheriff's office is the more qualified candiate for the Sheriff's position. Not saying Mr. Ivey does not have qualifications and had a good law enforcement career, but why would you want an outsideer coming in when you have a liable candidate all ready within. There were two other members of the sheriff's office that were qualified to run for sheriff but were told buy this administrative that they would not be supported by current administration, and you ask why, self preservation - to keep their high paying jobs, and yes their are some double dippers, their are commanders who have three day week-ends every week-end, their are commanders who golf on duty every week-end. So yes, they do support mr. Ivey who plans on keeping most of the current command staff. So in closing, ask several deputies and see who they want as their nest Sheriff, most will tell you, Lt. Todd Maddox who, has woked his way up in rank and is the MOST qualified candiate for sheriff.

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    1. I think the reason an outsider is preferred in this case is that the insider (Maddox) has a domestic violence incident in his disciplinary file. It doesn't matter how much law enforcement experience the man has. Even his side of the story in the referenced incident makes him sound bad. That's why he lost my vote.

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    2. Why is it that Ivey's FDLE file is not open and has remained sealed. Makes you wonder what he has to hide. Lt Maddox has been open since the start with nothing to hide. Yes he had an incident, he was cleared. Get over it !!!!!!!!

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    3. What is it about Mr. Ivey's file being sealed, I keep reading this. Can an Ivey supporter explain please. I also read that Mr. Maddox did have some issues quite some time ago but all has been disclosed. Makes a citizen wonder what Mr. Ivey has to hide, just saying. Still trying to make a decision.

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  6. "Melbourne Beach Mayor Tom Davis is interested in exploring dispatch options with Indialantic. The retired Florida Department of Law Enforcement criminal profiler said he used to get shipped to sites in Melbourne, Malabar and elsewhere in Brevard by dispatchers in Orlando — and even Tallahassee"

    Where is the outrage from the Maddox camp about their supporter Tom Davis, a retired FDLE agent no less, that got elected to public office...how dare he "double dip!" I guess its okay since he is on THEIR side. This hypocrisy knows no bounds.

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  7. This is why our economy is in such bad shape. If Maddox wins then his position will open up and everyone has "opportunity" to move up. If Ivey wins then "only" Ivey wins. Not to mention the benefits he'll receive on top of everything else. We have too many unemployed people with families that need jobs and benefits. Thats just being greedy. You can't compare a mayor position to sheriff! I can't believe you even used that. I'm voting for Todd Maddox!

    Help our economy people!!! VOTE TODD MADDOX August 14th! Get out & vote!!!!

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  8. In just a few more hours this will all be over with and then the hurt is really going to begin. The Sheriff's office is so divided right now that it is going to take a long time to mend the hurt and mistrust that is now felt within the agency. Unfortunatelty, it will be the innoncent people of Brevard County that will suffer from this. The sad thing that this is not about Mr. Ivey or Mr. Maddox. It is about the incompentent command structure that now leads this organization and the fear that it is going to remain in place for the next four years. Especially in the two Chief Deputy positions. The egos that these two have exhibited and passed through a "few" of their lesser commanders has destroyed the meaning of team work and good leadership. Only when we can obtain leaders who care about their communities, their employees, and their morals will you find good leaders. As the saying goes, "You can put a badge and gun on anyone but that doesn't make them a cop."

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  9. The concerns of the public should not be with Mr. Ivey if he gets elected and is double dipping, he retired from FDLE and is now running for Brevard County Sheriff. Thats his right and in my opinion, he is not double dipping, just going to another job which many do after retiring from a career job. As a citizen of this county, the problen that I and many have is that some of the current command staff have retired and after a required time away from the job, are brought back in command staff positions, thats double dipping. As a commander with an approx. $100,000.00 salary and an approx. $80,000.00 yearly retirement, thats double dipping and there is a commander making that money, how fair is that to the citizens of this county or the fact that there are two Deputy Chiefs, (not needed), more Majors than needed. That is where Lt Todd Maddox comes in. These high paying positions will be cut with the savings going to the citizens of this county. If Mr. Ivey is elected, status quo.

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  10. Any way you look at it's double dipping. Retired from law enforcement and then gets back in to law enforcement. It's still law enforcement. I think it is all about the power & the title. Look at the signs on every corner & how much money Ivey has collect. Thats just ridiculious! Families dont even have enough money to pay for groceries and he's throwing it around like its nothing. Kids getting off the school buses in front of hotels because they don't have homes. Child abuse is up since the economy is so bad. Give someone else a chance. Let others have jobs that still need them.
    Signed, Unemployed Voter

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    1. Mr. Unemployed, sorry about your unemployment but you are right. He has thrown money around like he's made of it. He's a politician, comes accros like a slick cars saleman. Big money does not always get you the vote. Vote smart, vote Todd Maddox for sheriff.

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    2. slick car salesman...hmmm... Is that why his signs are on a few car lots? This all is starting to make sense! I'm voting for Maddox! Thanks!

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  11. I think these comments show just how negative and bitter the Maddox supporters are. It reminds me of the bullies on the play ground that yell the loudest and use the most profanity. Your intimidation tactics won't mean anything when people step into the voting the booth. As far as the wife beating goes, I saw the pictures of the woman and she was BATTERED! Like child molesters, predators that beat women aren't miraculously cured...it's a flaw in their personal make-up. I'm amazed that any law enforcement officers would support Todd Maddox, and even more shocked that any women would back him.

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    1. two words for u and Ivey minions..."dispositional pessimists" all towards Maddox and his team! It is sooooo very sad!

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    2. You saw the pictures so thats all you need to know I guess. It was investigated, he was cleared, she was the aggressor. Get over it. It's ashame this is all you got to dis-credit Mr. Maddox, you have nothing else so resort to past incidents (years ago) that he was cleared of. Again, why is Ivey's work record sealed, I'm all ears.

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    3. Actually, he wasn't cleared and he even admitted to doing it. As far as her being the agressor, that's just nonsense that you made up...and it sure wouldn't justify having a boot taken to any woman's body. The state attorney's office said she didn't cooperate due to her being contacted by him and telling her not to. She was scared. Justify wife beating however you need to in order to support your candidate. Your logic is that because a child wouldn't come forward to testify against a molester, the molester is innocent. Give me a break.

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