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Vote Drought for Ogle sheriff

It’s time for a new sheriff. For the past 30 years, I have operated a towing service in Mount Morris. During those years, I had a good working relationship with past Ogle County sheriffs.

During the recent past, my business was removed from the sheriff’s “no preference” towing list because of his misuse of the $350 ordinance tow fee – this fee, plus the storage/towing fees not being paid to my business for a certain unclaimed vehicle.

It thus became my property after I refused a paltry offer by the sheriff. A promised return phone call from the sheriff has never happened.

Another candidate has no experience to be our sheriff, only that of car dealership service manager. Approximately 6 years non-command police experience and being on the school board are not nearly enough.

By knowing this and much more, it is my opinion there is only one qualified candidate in the race for Ogle County sheriff, and he is Joe Drought. With more than 30 years of police work behind him, the past 18 years as a police chief, he has the needed education and experience to be our next sheriff.

Please vote for Joe Drought on March 18.

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