Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Statement from Jim Harrison, candidate for Sheriff
The polls are still open in McHenry County, and announced Independent candidate for Sheriff, Jim Harrison, has issued the following press release.
Letter to McHenry County Voters from
Independent Sheriff’s Candidate Jim Harrison
Dear McHenry County Voters,
Today is the Primary Election day in Illinois. The primary election is the time when political party candidates compete for the favor of their political party; a thinning of the herd, so to speak. The winners of the primary election will go on to run in the General Election on November 4, 2014. That’s where I come in.
I am running as an Independent candidate for McHenry County Sheriff. The winner of the primary election will run against me in the General Election in the fall. I have no primary election because my campaign is unaffiliated with any political party. My goal is to be the Sheriff for all of the people of McHenry County, regardless of their political affiliation.
Although McHenry County may be unaccustomed to having an Independent choice for Sheriff, now is the time for McHenry County to have that experience. It is time to put the interests of the people ahead of political party interests. It is time to replace cronyism with equal opportunity. It is time to replace corruption with integrity and ethics. And it’s time for us to elect a Sheriff who will independently act in the best interests of the people of McHenry County. And again, that’s where I come in.
“Citizens to Elect Jim Harrison Sheriff of McHenry County” is a group of McHenry County residents who have come together and are actively working to give McHenry County voters an Independent choice for Sheriff, a candidate with only one priority – to act in the best interest of the people of McHenry County. I am proud to be associated with these volunteer citizens, who, just like you, are concerned for the welfare of our McHenry County community and its future.
230 days from today, McHenry County will elect its first new Sheriff in a generation. The job is complex and the responsibility is immense. Should control of the Sheriff’s Office rest with a political party that represents only a portion of the McHenry County voters, or should the responsibility for the Sheriff’s Office be entrusted to an Independent professional who will act in the best interest of all of the people? We will all have a chance to decide the answer to that question in the November 4, 2014 Sheriff’s election. Remember, the opposite of a candidate who is politically “independent,” is a candidate who is politically “dependent.” Let’s break the dependency together McHenry County and raise the bar in the qualifications and expectations of our next Sheriff. Join us at www.JimHarrisonForSheriff.com and follow the campaign on my Jim Harrison for Sheriff Facebook page.