As a former McLean County Board member and longtime observer of county government, I take a strong interest in elections of the various county officials. I have a very special interest in our county criminal justice system. The sheriff is an extremely important part of this system and plays a large role in seeing that McLean County citizens get the most from their justice system dollars.
This March, we will have the opportunity to decide between two candidates for McLean County Sheriff. I am supporting Mike Essig. I am convinced he is the better man for this vital position.
In his 23 years with the Sheriff's Department, Essig stands out as the individual who has steadily risen through the ranks and has experience in all aspects of the department.
And, perhaps even more importantly, he stands out as the candidate who has wholeheartedly earned the respect of the other members of the Sheriff's Department. This respect and experience will translate into Mike Essig serving as an outstanding sheriff for the county. He deserves your vote.