Meet Vernon Betts.
Vernon Betts is a lifelong St. Louisan. A graduate of Beaumont High School. Vernon lives in the St. Louis Place Neighborhood with his wife and daughter.
Vernon Betts is a former Public School teacher, a retired Ameren UE Employee and former Deputy Sheriff.
In the community Vernon is an Executive Board member of the NAACP, active in his neighborhood association, and executive Board member of the 100 Black Men and volunteers for Mathews-Dickey Boys Club.
He joined the St. Louis Sheriff’s Department in 2008 as a Deputy and was appalled by the mismanagement and practices of the Sheriff’s Department.
He decided the citizens of St. Louis deserved better. In 2012, he filed to run for Sheriff even though it would cost him his job. Vernon ran a grassroots campaign and came within 2% of beating the 30 year incumbent.
This election, Vernon is running again to continue his efforts to bring reform, restore integrity and fairness to the Sheriff’s Department.
“The Sheriff’s Department has far too long gone unchecked and unaccountable to the people of St. Louis. I will bring a higher level of professionalism, integrity and accountatbility for the citizens of St. Louis.”
– Vernon Betts
The primary election for Circuit Attorney is Tuesday August 2, 2016.