• Democrat

    Antonio Hash

  • Roanoke native Antonio Hash has been a member of the law enforcement community since 2008. Hash, currently a school resource officer, has served in the Roanoke City Sheriff’s Office for 13 years in multiple capacities, including Master Deputy Sheriff. Hash has been honored with multiple awards, including the NAACP Impactors of Excellence Award (2017) and the Urban Professional League: Citizen of the Year Award (2016).

    Hash is committed to creating a positive influence in the criminal justice system for both inmates and employees with an emphasis on mental health treatment. He wants to ensure that both incarcerated people and people who work in the jails have the mental health resources they need to recover from trauma that can be a part of the carceral system. That includes ensuring that only everyone is able to get correct mental health diagnoses, but also ensuring they have the resources they need to treat their conditions.

    Hash also is an advocate for a positive transition for inmates returning to society. 95% of inmates return to society at some point, and as they do, they should have the support they need to thrive in our community. Hash would create a cooperative bridge between the Sheriff’s Department and programs within the city that can provide resources to returning citizens. These programs would help avoid recidivism and help returning citizens live full lives after incarceration.

    He believes the role of the Sheriff’s Office is to support a diverse and inclusive community. He wants to create an environment where people in detention, deputies, and members of the community are all treated with understanding and respect. Hash would like to create a program that would allow first-time non-violent offenders to participate in weekend community service projects rather than sitting in jails.

    Hash also wants to create a quarterly community forum where community members can come together, ask questions, and gain a better understanding of how the Sheriff’s Department operates. This will foster a stronger sense of community and allow people to get to know their police better.

    Antonio Hash is running unopposed. Due to his stance on criminal justice reform and positive transitions for returning citizens, Hash is a progressive candidate in this race.
    Last updated: 2021-09-15

    Antonio Hash

    Roanoke native Antonio Hash has been a member of the law enforcement community since 2008. Hash, currently a school resource officer, has served in the Roanoke City Sheriff’s Office for 13 years in multiple capacities, including Master Deputy Sheriff.

    Antonio Hash

    Roanoke native Antonio Hash has been a member of the law enforcement community since 2008. Hash, currently a school resource officer, has served in the Roanoke City Sheriff’s Office for 13 years in multiple capacities, including Master Deputy Sheriff.