Reader has questions about candidate

Having done some research on the recent background of Tom Bearup, currently running for Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor, I am interested in the reasons for his change in career focus. My research shows that he ran for Sheriff in Pinal County, Arizona in 2012, after working in the Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Department for several years. Mr. Bearup was unsuccessful in that election and now is making his mayoral bid here. My questions are: How would his law enforcement and campaign experiences in Arizona benefit the Kenai Peninsula Borough? How can his experience as a sheriff’s deputy translate to a mayor’s duties? Would law enforcement be more important than the assembly and public participation model used here?