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Urges voters to vote Kovarik

Published: Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 1:15 a.m. CDT

I urge voters to vote for Karl Kovarik for Whiteside County circuit court clerk. Many of you know me as a deputy sheriff, and 2 years ago, I put my name in the mix for Whiteside County sheriff.

I first met Karl when he was working as a probation officer for the Whiteside County court system in 1988. He was always well prepared and ready for court and is very familiar with the operations of our court.

In 1996, the Whiteside County 911 phone board decided it needed a self-disciplined person to coordinate all the information systems (a fancy name for computers) so that calls to each local police department reached the proper emergency service dispatcher as soon as possible. If you or a family member received fire, ambulance or police assistance after placing a 911 call, you have Karl to thank, in part, for our quick response.

Karl has also used his computer knowledge to teach law enforcement, and fire and ambulance personnel how to operate the mobile computers in our responding vehicles. Sometimes, this is not an easy job because some of the officers, like me, are not well versed in computers.

Karl is a very patient and knowledgeable person and will be an asset to our county as the circuit court clerk. Please vote for Karl Kovarik for circuit court clerk.

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