Guillermo X. Garcia - Express-News
Democrat Amadeo Ortiz and his Republican counterpart, Dennis McKnight, agreed on most issues facing the next sheriff — including operations at the chronically overcrowded jail.
But they did little to distinguish their differences over how they'd run the department that has a $102 million annual budget.
McKnight said he'd push for a more proactive approach to law enforcement as well as try to speed up deputy response time to citizens' calls.
McKnight, a Pennsylvania native, is a St. Mary's Law School graduate and former Bexar County Jail director.
McKnight spent almost eight years working under Lopez, but the former deputy chief left his job running the jail after Roland Tafolla, who said he would not run for sheriff, was appointed to fill the vacancy created by Lopez's departure.