I am writing in support of Mike Essig for sheriff of McLean County. Mike has years of experience and has demonstrated leadership among his peers in working and solving major cases in McLean County.
A careful consideration of Mr. Essig's record as a public servant includes a pattern of steady promotion, which has provided him the opportunity to learn every facet of management within the Sheriff's Department.
Currently Mike serves as the patrol operations commander, which places the full responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the entire patrol division within his oversight.
The role of county sheriff has never been more important in the history of our country. The stakes are high and Mike's record demonstrates clearly that he is the best suited candidate to assume the sheriff's position.
I invite you to consider the record and job experience of Lt. Mike Essig and encourage you to compare it to any other. I'm sure you will, as I did, reach the conclusion to support Mike's campaign for our next sheriff based upon these truths; Mike has a sterling reputation in law enforcement; he has earned rank promotions through hard work and successful policing; Mike's relevant experience has prepared him for the most important policing leadership post in McLean County; he has earned the respect of his peers who have recognized him with awards such as the "Officer of the Year" and elected him to a two-term presidency of the Fraternal Order of Police.
As concerned citizens and voters in McLean County I hope you will join me by supporting Mike Essig for our next sheriff of McLean County.
Jeffrey A. Wood