Career DEA Special Agent Michael Templeton Announces Candidacy for Sheriff



The safety of my Washington County neighbors and their children is my highest priority. Our county is inundated with drug trafficking and addiction. An alarming number of babies born in Northeast Tennessee are born dependent on illicit drugs.  It will likely upset most residents that we have never had a drug unit within the Sheriff’s Department. I intend to change that. – Michael Templeton

Why Vote for Michael

When elected as Washington County’s 61st Sheriff Michael Templeton Intends to ensure the quality of life we have all come to expect while living and working in Tennessee’s oldest county by doing the following:

  • Establish the County’s First-Ever long oververdue Drug Unit to combat the out of control drug trafficking that is ravaging our communities
  • Ensure that our schools are safe, peaceful and drug-free so that every parent knows in their heart that their children will learn and grow in a nurturing environment 
  • Transform the Sheriff’s Office into the most professional in the Great State of Tennessee by Leading by Example and coordinating our efforts with all local, state, and federal law enforcement partners


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Michael Needs Your Help!

Contact Me

Michael Templeton

P.O. Box 1083

Jonesborough, TN 37659

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