Our local sheriff in panola county texas isn't seeking re-election,this will bring candidates from 3 parties vying for his position to expire in 1.5 yrs .I feel that the best questions to ask any candidate seeking a sheriff's or chief of police job would be .....If the federal government passed a law declaring personal firearms illegal ,and called for confiscation. Would you or could you do this ? Would you or could you allocate the use deadly force ? Or would you quit the position? These questions would also serve the same purpose to local judges .