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Letters to the Editor

Elect Drought sheriff of Ogle

On March 18, Ogle County voters have important choices to make. As a former business owner, I know the importance of hiring the right people for the job. Joe Drought is the right person for Ogle County sheriff. Joe has the integrity and administrative experience to smoothly transition into the sheriff position. 

Joe was born in Rochelle and moved to Rockford as a youngster. After high school, he went into the Army, and served as an MP in Germany, Korea, and several domestic locations.

After his honorable discharge, he came back to Ogle County and served as a deputy sheriff before being hired by Rock Valley College, where he has been police chief for 17 years. He was recently honored with the Patriotic Employer Award, given by the Department of the Army.

Joe has two other passions, his family and fishing. He and his wife, a teacher in Rochelle, have been happily married for 26 years. Joe loves to fly fish, and can occasionally be found honing his skills in a local pond or river. 

Drought is the real deal. Let’s elect someone with administrative experience, transparency, integrity and professionalism. Please join me in electing Joe Drought as our next sheriff.

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