Keep McHenry County Safe
McHenry County families deserve to feel safe, yet we’ve already seen concerning signs of Chicago’s crime creeping out into surrounding communities. We cannot let this crime into our safe and peaceful McHenry County.
My whole life I’ve been taught that honoring, protecting, and serving people is the right thing to do. That’s why I’ve served in the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office since 2004. I started as a patrol deputy, worked my way up to detective, then sergeant, then lieutenant, then deputy chief, then chief of operations and now as Undersheriff.
I’ve had the honor of serving under and learning from Sheriff Prim since he was elected in 2014. It would be an even greater honor to build on the foundation he has laid at the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.
We face many challenges today, especially with politicians mandating so-called “reforms” that make it harder for law enforcement to do our jobs and protect our communities. With my extensive experience in the sheriff’s office, I can shift the focus to finding ways for our office to improve without burning out our dedicated officers.
I have a plan to improve our officer training so they can confidently handle any situation and provide even better service for the community. I will continue building countywide programming to better address non-criminal mental health calls. I will make our office more transparent and strengthen the community’s trust in us. I will ensure our office is out in the community talking to kids and mentoring the next generation. And I will bring positive reforms to our jails.
AS YOUR SHERIFF, I WILL PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS AND YOUR POCKETBOOK. I WILL STAND UP TO LIBERAL POLITICIANS AND THEIR ANTI-POLICE RHETORIC. I WILL HOLD ALL LAWBREAKERS ACCOUNTABLE AND SERVE ALL RESIDENTS EQUALLY. I WILL DEFEND YOUR SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS. I WILL WORK TO ENSURE OUR OFFICE CAN COOPERATE WITH ICE AND OTHER FEDERAL AGENCIES. AND I WILL PROTECT YOUR HARD-EARNED TAX DOLLARS.
We have a lot of work to do. We don’t have time for on-the-job training for someone trying to transition from part-time law enforcement to being our full-time sheriff. We can’t elect a restaurant owner who has never served in this office, with experience only in small, part-time police departments like my opponent. Our sheriff’s office has over 400 employees, a budget of approximately $35 million, and serves more than 300,000 people. We need a sheriff ready to lead that force and keep us safe on day one.
For 18 years, I’ve worked in the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and upheld our core values of honor, professionalism, pride, engagement, and service over self. I’m ready to serve as your sheriff.