Watkins always willing to help, seeks constable job

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Election 2010

By The Staff

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - When someone’s vehicle breaks down, there is a good chance Robert Watkins would stop and help.

    If someone’s vehicle is stuck in a snow pile, look for Watkins to have a piece of equipment to pull it out.

    In general, the native Bullitt Countian likes to help.

    With that in mind, Watkins has entered his first political race in the run for constable of the First District.

    “I’m always looking for something new,” said Watkins, 49.

    In the past, Watkins and his family have been known to help put up signs for other politicians. This time, Watkins will be putting up his own signs.

    In deciding what race to enter, Watkins said he didn’t want to run against somebody he really knew. That left the constable’s position.

    The Democrat said his vision of the constable’s role might be a little different.

    “I don’t look to do any off-duty work,” said Watkins, who operates PIE construction company. “I don’t want to write a lot of traffic tickets.”

    Instead, Watkins wants to be the person who is available 24/7 if they need something.

    Watkins likes to talk with people and he thinks he could provide assistance, when needed, to the sheriff’s department.

    He could also talk with people in the district who are having problems.

    His campaign speech would include giving the voters a card with his cell number.

    “I will help them no matter the tight of trouble they might be having,” said Watkins.