John Simonton is a 31-year career law enforcement officer who has chosen to step up to run for Lee County sheriff. I have done the side-by-side comparison between John Simonton and his opponent, John Varga, and hands down, Simonton wins.
He has worked in multiple levels of law enforcement. He has been a sheriff's deputy, state trooper, instructor/trainer in police tactics, and even a commander with the Illinois State Police.
John has established many valuable contacts within the law enforcement community.
And there is something else people should know about Simonton that is really refreshing. He will not take a pension, if elected, from the Lee County sheriff's position. He simply does not believe in making politics a career and does not think elected officials ought to get a pension.
I wish more elected officials would follow Simonton's example. Let's elect John Simonton.