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Over a year ago, I felt a calling to run for Sheriff of Tazewell County. Over the past few months, some people approached me and asked if I would consider running for Sheriff. This was a decision that was not made lightly. I see a tremendous need for change, and I have a vision for the Sheriff’s Office, so I made the decision to run for Office!

I have done many things in my life, but I have never enjoyed anything more than Law Enforcement. I grew up in East Peoria, and have lived in Tremont, and currently live in Pekin. I enjoy public speaking and having conversations with people about what I am most passionate about.

I really enjoy working with kids! I served as a Youth Pastor for several years and enjoyed providing direction to Jr. & Sr. High students. I believe that I have been called to run for Sheriff of Tazewell County to continue to do good things, and encourage people to use their gifts and talents to serve others. At the core of most every Law Enforcement Officer, is a kind hearted, compassionate, caring, and loving person. The Sheriff’s Office is full of men and women who serve their Community well, and I want to lead those men and women, and be their biggest support as we move forward together.  We will see some positive change in our Organization and in our Community!

I have always claimed a Bible verse that has helped me though many challenges in my life, and I hope that it will encourage you today:  Phillippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ who gives me the strength”