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Dave Huckabay Announces Candidacy in 2018 Jasper County Sheriff’s Race Primary
I am announcing my candidacy in the 2018 Republican Primary for the Sheriff of Jasper County. I have lived in Jasper County for 24 years and benefited from the loveliness of the rural setting of Wheatfield. My wife, Alejandra, and I raised our two girls who we could not be more grateful for. One is a working to become a professor at North Western University while our other daughter is a stay at home mom. I owe their success to their mother, the community, Kankakee Valley School Corporation, and the Catholic Church.
I began my working career as a Union Steel Worker but left that to pursue a career in law enforcement to help people with the Gary, Indiana Police Department. I then joined the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office so that I could work in the community where we wanted to raise our family. After my retirement in 2007, I went into sales in the private sector. I am ready to return to Law Enforcement because I see a need for a change.
I do not take kindly to those who ask for political favors. Each citizen and officer is to be held to the same level of the laws of this land no matter his or her name, social status, creed, faith, or public position.
I will be the sheriff who gets involved with all the people of this community not just the socially select. The department will be firm but fair. We will stop the drug market through innovative ways not tried and failed methods we see today. Our force will be thorough in domestic violence investigations. Our officers will be trained in viable investigative techniques. They will be proficient in critical response. We will spend county tax money responsibly. Above all we will put the ethical practices back into the department where officers will be an example to all coworkers and citizens. Officers will be rewarded by tangible performance, not favoritism for cordial favors to supervisors. Officers will be held responsible for their actions and supported in their duties.
Now is the time for others to step forward and promote Jasper County as the place where people want to live, open a business or go to college again when St. Joseph’s makes their return. It is time to make strategic choices to curb the department’s spending, and county image. Additionally, Jasper County provides a great deal of opportunities to the community that are sometimes taken for granted. It is important for these services to be recognized and not doom and despair on the front page of the local paper. There is no better place to raise a family in the greatest country on Earth. I will serve the Republican Party very well as its candidate and eventual sheriff.
I encourage anyone with questions or comments to call me at 219-816-1830 or email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
Candidate for Jasper County Sheriff
Story by Jasper County Online News.