“With 29 years in law enforcement, Jim Matthews is the most experienced choice for Kershaw County Sheriff. Jim has a reputation for honesty, integrity and treating his employees well.”
Retired Law Enforcement Officer, Lugoff, SC
“Jim Matthews is a fine man, a professional police officer and police administrator, and a good friend. Kershaw County would benefit from his leadership as Sheriff. “
Steven A. Smith
SLED Assistant Director (Retired)
“Candidates for public office aren’t always who they purport to be. With Jim’s knowledge and consent and at my expense, I engaged a retired 30-year veteran of the FBI to perform an in-depth background check on Jim. The result: Jim is who he says he is; he has done what he says he has done; and he has a spotless public record.”
John S. Rainey
"Jim has a strong set of personal values, and he understands that addressing the issues of importance to us – fighting gangs, fighting drugs, and keeping our kids and families safe – requires a tough, smart, focused strategy."
Gen. Stanhope Spears
Adjutant General of SC
"I have known Jim Matthews for over 30 years. He is an outstanding and honest lawman. He was also an excellent deputy coroner, working for me. I highly recommend him for Sheriff of Kerhsaw County."
Richland County Coroner
Respected newsman David Stanton calls Jim and Heather (Hoopes) Matthews “Ethical.”
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“I recognize that the candidate with the best qualifications, honesty and integrity is Jim Matthews. I hope many voters will join me on June 8 when I vote for Jim for Kershaw County Sheriff in the Republican Primary.”
W. W. (Woodie) Dixon
“We want to make this clear, you did not ask for this endorsement. It is our pleasure to offer it to you.”
Steven R. Peterson
National Drug Enforcement Officers Association, Inc.
“The Board believes that you have consistently displayed the qualities of leadership, professionalism and integrity that give us no pause in offering our support to you.”
Peter M. MacVean
Association of Former Federal Narcotics Agents
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