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August 11, 2020
Roberson wins sheriff race
A two-and-a-half year campaign for sheriff ended Tuesday with Dave Roberson defeating Tom Caldwell by a large margin. Roberson won 24 out of 25 precincts and took 63.97% of the total vote. No Democrats qualified for Floyd County’s top law enforcement post, so Roberson will be the sole name on the ballot in November and will replace Burkhalter at the end of the year. Click here to read more.
June 11, 2020
Caldwell & Roberson to extend race for Floyd County sheriff
The long race to succeed Sheriff Tim Burkhalter will continue for another two months until the Primary Runoff on Aug. 11. When the final ballots were tabulated, Roberson led the way with 7,130 votes, equal to 48.1%. Caldwell received 5,079 votes, 34.3%, and Ronnie Kilgo took 2,598, which is 17.5%. Click here to read more.
July 3, 2020
Donations top $102,000 for Roberson as candidates approach runoff
Based on the reports for the period ending June 30, Dave Roberson has collected more than $102,000 in contributions and has no oustanding debt, while his opponent has amassed $35,000 in personal loans during the course of the campaign. Click here to read more.
April 18, 2020
Roberson: Floyd County Sheriff race Q&A
Dave talks about his qualifications, the importance of the medical and mental health wing currently under construction at the jail, the Sheriff's Office's presence in the community, the agency's work with the local police departments, and his plan to improve recruitment and retention of employees in this Q&A with the Rome News-Tribune. Click here to read more.