John Simonton has lived in Lee County for more than 30 years, raised his family here, and has served the residents of Lee County and northern Illinois as a Dixon police officer, county deputy (Boone County), and Illinois State Police trooper, commander and instructor for more than 30 years.
Jeff Bain, a retired captain for the Illinois State Police District 1 in Sterling, says Simonton “may be the most qualified candidate to have ever run for county sheriff.”
Simonton is a hometown guy with the ability and experience to lead the Lee County Sheriff’s Department.
Why would we elect anyone else as our next sheriff? I am voting for John Simonton.