Three candidates for Kerr Country Sheriff spoke to our Rotary club about their backgrounds and qualifications for the office.

Eli Garcia is a 22-year veteran of law enforcement, with 18 of those years having served the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office and currently holds the rank of sergeant.

Garcia is a 1980 graduate of Tivy High School, completed the San Antonio Police Academy in 1989, is a graduate of the Alamo Area Council of Governments and has completed more than 3,300 hours of training with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.

Carol Twiss, a 26-year veteran of the KCSO, began her career as a jail corrections officer, obtained her peace officer certification and went on to work patrol and ultimately head of the department’s criminal investigation unit.

She is a certified master peace officer, certified fire and arson investigator and certified child forensic interviewer.   is a court-recognized expert in the field of child forensic interview, sexual assault and child abuse investigations.

Warren Funk “America is an idea based on the concepts of property rights, personal ownership and the sovereignty of the citizen.

“These concepts underlie the stirring ideals enunciated by the Founders in the immortal words of the Declaration of Independence: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.’