— Dean BridgesI have known Hoss Turlington since high school, and I served in the 45th Infantry Brigade with him and both his brothers. The highest compliment I can give a man is that I would go to war with him, and I would go war with this man. If you want someone to confront a problem head on, he's your guy. If you want a politician, vote for someone else.
Command Sergeant Major USA (retired), Pastor, Bar None Cowboy Church, Afton City Manager, former Nowata County Commissioner
— Mike Sperry
The bedrock principles of the Democratic party historically have been to act in the interest of working class people. The Democratic party I grew up in was about social security, public schools and the rights of our working class. The problems in Delaware County politics transcend party politics; the local races should be nonpartisan in nature. The only person who is running for Sheriff who is advocating for the legal rights of working class people is Hoss Turlington. This is why I am temporarily switching my party affiliation to Republican, so I can vote for Hoss Turlington.
Delaware County Democrat Party Chairman 1991-93, 1993-95, 2011-13