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William “Scotty” Orr (1917-1996), a Republican, promised everyone, for the price of a $1.00 donation, hot dogs, bean soup, bologna, corn on the cob, and beer at his afternoon fundraiser being held at “The Patch” on Saturday, August 5, 1972. Of course, if you were under 12, the admission was free. The Patch was a picnic grounds located off of Dan’s Rock Road in Midland. With the campaign slogan of, “We’re for Sheriff Orr”, Scotty Orr served as Sheriff of Allegany County from 1970-1974.
Francis "Jake" Michaels served as Sheriff of Allegany County from 1974-1978. His motto was, “For the County’s Sake, VOTE for Jake.” For the price of $5.00, supporters were invited to help Jake celebrate his birthday at a July 25th fundraiser held at the old K of C Grounds on Christie Road.
Lawrence R. Maiers and Lewis E. (Lou) Tyree, both Republicans, were unsuccessful in their election bids for the office of Sheriff. Tyree noted that he had served sixteen years as a dedicated public servant, and as a “conscientious candidate”, promised efficient, effective, and professional law enforcement.
The following is some additional Sheriff related information. It has been supplied by independent and unpublished research undertaken by Allegany County Sheriff Craig Allen Robertson. I have included only that material pertaining to the individuals depicted on this website:
Paul C. Haberlein, a Republican, was sworn in as a Deputy under Sheriff Edward R. Muir in 1954 and 1958. In 1959 Haberlein was recommended and subsequently appointed to serve as Sheriff upon the 1958 resignation of Muir due to ill health. Edward R. Muir, a Republican, had been elected Sheriff in 1946, 1950, 1953, and 1958. Haberlein served as Sheriff of Allegany County from 1959 through 1970.
William E. "Scotty" Orr, a Republican, served as a Deputy under Sheriff Edward R. Muir in 1946 and 1950. He again served as a Deputy under Sheriff Paul C. Haberlein in 1959 and 1962. Orr would be elected Sheriff of Allegany County in 1970, serving through 1974 when he was defeated by Donald R.Wade. Orr would again run for Sheriff, unsuccessfully, in 1978.
George B. Staup, a Republican, served as a Deputy under Sheriff Muir in 1954 and 1958. He also served as a Deputy under Sheriff Haberlein in 1962. Staup ran in the Republican primary for Sheriff in 1970, but lost, to "Scotty" Orr.
Lawrence R. Maiers and Lewis Edward Tyree, both Republicans, sought the office of Allegany County Sheriff in 1974. Tyree had previously served as a Deputy in 1962 under Sheriff Paul Haberlein. The 1974 campaign ended with the General Election of Francis "Jake" Michaels, a Democrat, as Sheriff.
Donald R. Wade, a Republican, defeated William "Scotty" Orr in the 1978 Republican Primary, and went onto defeat Francis "Jake" Michaels in the 1978 General Election. Wade would again defeat Michaels in 1986. Wade served as Sheriff of Allegany County from 1978 through 1990 when he declined to run for re-election.
Gary W. Simpson, a Republican, served as a Deputy under Donald Wade in 1986. He was elected Sheriff in 1990 but was defeated in the 1994 General Election by David Goad, a Democrat.
David Goad, a Democrat, served as a Deputy under "Jake" Michaels in 1978, Sheriff Donald Wade, a Republican, in 1982, and Sheriff Gary Simpson, a Republican, in 1990. Goad went onto to serve as Sheriff from 1994 through 2010.
Frederick N. Fadley, Jr., a Republican, served as a Deputy in 1978 under Sheriff Francis "Jake" Michaels, and again under Sheriff Donald Wade in 1982. In 1990 and again in 1994 he ran for Sheriff in the Republican Primary but lost to Gary Simpson. Fadley again ran for Sheriff in the 2010 Republican Primary, but lost to Craig Robertson.
Craig A. Robertson, a Republican, served as a Deputy under both Sheriffs Donald Wade and Gary Simpson in 1990, and Sheriff Goad in 1994, 2002, and 2006. He was elected Sheriff in 2010, and re-elected to that office in 2014.
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