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Vote Simonton for Lee sheriff

Published: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014 8:15 a.m. CDT

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.

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