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Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader Leaves The Democrats

Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader is the fourth elected official to leave the Democratic Party.

The sheriff, Chief Magistrate Judge Tracy Maddux, Clerk of Court Kim Windle James and Tax Commissioner Joy Hampton left the political party.

Here is his resignation letter from that party:


  1. larry woodall on September 18, 2019 at 10:50 am

    This is great if he is truthful in his changing. But in cherokee county al we have had several elected officials change to the rep. party just to get reelected and no other reason. I have supported the local rep. party for a long time will not anymore because of this, the party should not have took them.

    • Betty on September 18, 2019 at 3:48 pm

      He has not switched parties. He has simply left the Democratic Party.

      • larry woodall on September 19, 2019 at 1:35 pm

        Bet he will, can not win anyother way.

    • All that hate crime they are doing to the president he is the best president we’ve had since regan he’s put money in everybody’s pocket best economic we had

    • judy bridges on September 19, 2019 at 9:08 am

      That’s ridiculous , I have all the respect in the world for Mark Schrader. He is not a lier. I read the post that caused this, he meant no harm in what he said. His words were taken the way someone with an agenda wanted it to mean. The Republican Party (if that is what he decides to do) would love to have him in their party.!!

  2. Patrick on September 18, 2019 at 11:36 am

    It would be great if sherriff Schrader were to identify himself as an independent. That would be an excellent show of leadership as both major parties have views that may be in alignment with his high moral values

    • Nicole on September 18, 2019 at 10:22 pm

      I completely agree

  3. Andy Abernathy on September 18, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    He should be sheriff here in Cherokee Co AL

  4. Cousin If on September 18, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    Once a democrat always a democrat in politics. Also he’s a self admitted traitor. Keep this in mind. He is just going with the winning party for self interest.

  5. David Vanhorn on September 18, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    I am very proud of Mr. Schrader as our Sheriff. I am now even more …PROUD ..That He has done such an honest and respectable thing. Keep up the Good work.

  6. Donna Christol on September 18, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    Mark Scharder is a Good and Honest man in my belief. I have known him ever since he first got to be Sheriff of Chattooga County. I have never known him to be anything else but fair and honest. If he thinks something is wrong you can believe him. If he thinks that changing political party willbe better for him and his family and especially for the County,I say more power to him. He deserves all the help the people can and should give him. To me he is the best Sheriff we have had in the office for Years,

  7. Allison Carrol on September 19, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    Maybe he is going undercover to weed out all the republican child molesters and human trafficking

  8. Betty Brown on September 20, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    I don’t blame him. Hope he comes to the Republican party which I am a member

  9. Bobby Elrod on September 23, 2019 at 6:54 am

    Based on how the County votes in Statewide & National elections, the local Democrat party has committed suicide. The people they forced out of the party will easily win their seats back running as Republicans or even Independents, and the local party will quickly fade into oblivion. All for the “sin” of being bipartisan.

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