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KSAT to host debate between Bexar County sheriff's candidates

Sheriff Susan Pamerleau facing challenge from Javier Salazar

SAN ANTONIO – Two candidates for Bexar County sheriff will face off at 2:30 p.m. Friday in a debate that will be streamed on KSAT.com and KSAT social media pages.

The Republican incumbent Sheriff Susan Pamerleau will debate Democratic challenger Javier Salazar in an hour-long debate moderated by KSAT 12 anchor Steve Spriester.

The candidates will debate multiple issues.

Pamerleau spent more than three decades in the U.S. Air Force. Upon retirement she joined USAA. She was elected sheriff in 2012.

The sheriff has said she is committed to bringing the office into the 21st century by replacing the “good old boy” system. She has also placed a high priority on upgrading technology.

Salazar, a San Antonio native, joined the San Antonio Police Department when he was 21 years old and has most recently worked as a sergeant for the narcotics unit.

He has said if elected he will re-establish manpower within the office and improve the continuing education/training of deputies.

The debate is scheduled to take place in the KSAT studios.

Two other candidates are also on the ballot, Larry Rickets, of the the Libertarian Party, and James Dorsey, of the Green Party.