The Republican Primary on Tuesday is an extremely important election. With "Boss Hogg" winding up his final four-year vacation on November 30, it's time for a new sheriff in town. There will be a new sheriff in town.
The vote on Tuesday is not the vote for the next sheriff. It's the election of the Republican candidate for Sheriff who will battle with Jim Harrison, announced Independent candidate for sheriff, for the Top Cop's job that begins December 1.
Voters don't often get a chance like this. Just look back over the years since Keith Nygren retired from Crystal Lake (Ill.) Police Department and began receiving his pension. The spoils of victory enabled him to own a half-million dollar house in Minocqua, Wisc., buy a $620,000 house in Cape Coral, Fla. and sell his Hebron (Ill.) residence and then refuse to move out and deliver possession to the buyer. The buyer, then a favored employee of Nygren, had to threaten legal action to get Nygren out of that house.
So, voters have a chance now to end the Nygren regime. Maybe I'd feel differently about Andy Zinke, had he called me when he was appointed (not elected) as Undersheriff and told me that the Bounty on me had been canceled. He wasn't the one who offered it, and no one collected on it. But he never demonstrated leadership by taking a stand against it.
Now comes the following press release by the campaign to elect Bill Prim as the Republican candidate for Sheriff. Be sure that you vote on or before this Tuesday, and ask your neighbors, family, co-workers and everyone you encounter to vote for Bill Prim on Tuesday.