Gannon University to Host Debate for Erie County Sheriff

Posted: October 24, 2013

On Monday Oct. 28, Gannon University's Criminal Justice Club will host a debate between the two candidates vying for the County Sheriff seat: John Loomis and Eddie Whiteman. The debate will take place at 6 p.m. in the Yehl Ballroom of the Waldron Campus Center, 124 W. Seventh St.

Eddie Whiteman is a local businessman who has owned and operated Eddie's Collectables, a towing business, for the last 25 years. John Loomis has spent 34 years with the county, 12 years at the Department of Corrections and 22 in the Sheriff's Department.

Few non-prosecutorial law enforcement positions are determined by election. This debate will be a unique opportunity to hear from both candidates regarding their goals and expectations, as well as why each believes he is the stronger candidate.   

The event is free and open to the public.