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Understanding the Stakes: Why Your Vote Matters in Gem County's Sheriff Election. From fostering strong leadership to promoting common-sense law enforcement and community engagement, the future of safety and justice in Gem County hinges on your choice for sheriff.

Why This Election is Important

Law Enforcement is a dangerous and often violent profession requiring significant dedication and teamwork. The line between chaos and civilization remains deceptively delicate and our law enforcement professionals must be vigilant upon that all-too-thin blue line. These men and women of the sheriff’s department shall and will protect our rights afforded us under the Constitution. It is the sworn duty of every badge-holder to understand our precious rights and to defend them and uphold them. This is a brave choice and a truly noble way of life to serve and protect the good citizenry of Gem County.


Solid leadership throughout the ranks is the foundation for excellence. Our deputies and the good people they serve deserve sound leadership. Quality leadership - accountability, positive direction, and solid training - leads to a culture of professional excellence and teamwork. When the people of Gem County have the fully staffed and professional Sheriff’s Office I envision, they should expect lower crime levels in their neighborhoods and businesses.

My experience as a Sgt in the United States Marines, and my 28 years of Law Enforcement experience has prepared me and given me the proven tools to transform our Sheriff’s Office and our Detention Center into the finest law enforcement agency in the State of Idaho. I’m asking you, the voters, to give me this opportunity.


For true justice and fairness to thrive we must empower our deputies to apply discretion and common sense in their enforcement of our laws. When a deputy writes a ticket with the attitude that justice is up to the courts “I just enforce the laws when I see a violation”, he has abandoned his oath of office.  Justice and fairness must begin with the deputy. My deputies will be trained to embrace a thoughtful and level-headed approach, with an aim to enhance the quality of life for the citizens they serve.

Common Sense

Patrolling, taking reports, and occasionally writing tickets does not significantly reduce crime, nor does allowing for an understaffed agency such as the one currently being run by the incumbent Sheriff. Our deputies must engage with the people, in the communities they serve. We must build relationships, trust, open dialogue, and friendships. As your Sheriff, I will personally work with our communities and their leaders and demand that my deputies do the same. Working together we can and will make our county a better place to live, work, and raise our children.

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