I have been involved in law enforcement in Jefferson County for the past 39 years. Thirty -two years with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and seven years as a Backcountry Ranger with the United States Forest Service on the Quilcene Ranger District.
While employed at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office I have held the positions of Patrol Deputy, Detective, Chief Criminal Deputy, Appointed Sheriff, Undersheriff; and Sheriff for the past three years.
I am running for reelection as Sheriff to continue the task of promoting and maintaining a positive law enforcement presence in our community. I will continue to ensure a caring, trustworthy, helpful, and dependable group of deputies and corrections staff that treat others how they would want to be treated and how they would want their loved ones treated.
These last four years I have proven my leadership as we have all been impacted by COVID, the call for racial justice, and law enforcement reform. With the help of the great deputies that work tirelessly for all of us I have continued to demonstrate my ability to partner with the community and other agencies in dealing with local mental health, substance abuse, homelessness, and enforcing the law.
My 39 years of continuous local law enforcement experience and proven leadership in Jefferson County has prepared me to continue making a positive difference in our community as your reelected Sheriff.