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Meet Steve Lawson

Republican Steve Lawson is a candidate for the office of Bradley County Sheriff.

Promise to the Voters

I have dedicated over 23 years of my life to serving and protecting the great people of Bradley County.

If elected Sheriff, my promise to each citizen of this county is to restore trust, be a full-time Sheriff and dedicate myself to the duties of the office in which I would be privileged to serve.

To read my entire plan for the Bradley County Sheriff’s Department, please click here.

I humbly ask for your vote to be the Republican nominee for Sheriff of Bradley County.


School Safety Plan

A proactive plan to protect our schools

School Safety is a topic that needs and deserves proactive leadership. This is why I am proud to release my plan to enhance school safety in Bradley County. By clicking the link below you will be able to read my comprehensive plan to protect the administrators, teachers and students of Bradley County. With your vote in the upcoming Republican Primary, you will be taking a stand to protect the buildings that hold our most precious cargo and our future.

Why I am a Republican

Since announcing my candidacy for the Republican Nomination for sheriff of Bradley County, I have asked for the opportunity to earn your trust. Because of this, I want to provide you with some personal information I feel is important, in order to earn that trust.

As many of you know, I was a former member of the Democratic Party. But as the attacks and lies have already started, I would like to take a moment to provide transparency concerning my past and hopefully my future as your Republican Nominee.

Much like my opponent, I grew up in a Democratic family. READ MORE

Why Vote Steve Lawson?

I decided to run for Sheriff of Bradley County because I believe it is time to restore trust and return the focus of the office to protecting and serving the great people of Bradley County. As Sheriff, I want to re-establish the trust that has been lost by so many within the department and the community.

Having served over 19 years in the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, under multiple Sheriff’s, I know what it takes to run a credible department of law enforcement officers. I also realize that every dollar spent is not that of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, but rather is that of the taxpayers of Bradley County. This is why I will re-establish a fiscal conservatism when working with the Bradley County Commission to set the budget each year for the department.

If elected as the nominee of the Republican Party and elected as your sheriff, I will dedicate my complete focus to serving and protecting Bradley County without any outside interest.  I look forward to the opportunity to gain your trust and your vote to become the Republican Nominee for Sheriff of Bradley County.

Conflict? You Decide.

On Easter Morning in 2017, my opponent, his wife who is a bail-bondsman and two additional bail-bondsman crossed the Tennessee State line to pull over a vehicle they believed held an individual who had skipped bail on my opponents wife.

This act has many unanswered questions such as why were three bail-bondsman in a Bradley County issued law enforcement vehicle on a Sunday morning? Why did they leave the vehicle with my opponent upon pulling the vehicle over? Why did my opponent feel it necessary to pull his gun at the driver of this vehicle, who had simple made a u-turn?

The people of Bradley County deserve better than this. They do not deserve to be paying for these types of actions. Not only the use of tax payer equipment, fuel and employees, but also they have been forced to pay a settlement to the driver that was pulled over and now face a $5,000,000 lawsuit by the individual they were looking for and caught later on the same day. We just can’t afford this type of “working” Sheriff.