Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Harrison press release

The following press release was received from Citizens to Elect Jim Harrison. Jim conducted an educational program about political activities for governmental workers last evening.




McHenry County Sheriff Candidate Jim Harrison held his first public campaign rally on Monday, December 17th, at Offsides Sports Bar & Grill in Woodstock.

About 80 people attended the event which had an interesting twist to it.  Harrison, an employment, labor and civil rights attorney, specifically invited public employees and their families to the event, and then gave an informative legal seminar on the rights of public employees to engage in political activities.

Harrison blames the low employee morale in the Sheriff’s Office on the lack of leadership skills in the Nygren/Zinke administration.  Harrison, a deputy sheriff from 1981-1989 under Sheriffs Henry Nulle and George Hendle, also criticized the current working environment of the Sheriff’s Office which he described as “retaliatory” and “politically oppressive.” 

Noting that nearly a quarter of all Sheriffs in Illinois are attorneys, Harrison offered his law enforcement experience and his many years as a Special Assistant State’s Attorney, an adjunct law professor and a private civil litigation attorney as a strong foundation for him to hold the Sheriff’s job.  “It’s time to “Raise the Bar” in the skill-set that we demand in our Sheriff,” Harrison said to an attentive crowd. 

If elected, Harrison promises to restore leadership, integrity and public confidence in the Sheriff’s Office, and is committed to implementing an open-door policy and an administration of fair and equal treatment.  “The days of political favoritism and special treatment in the Sheriff’s Office are going to end in the next election,” Harrison announced.  “It’s time to “Raise the Bar.”

Citizens to Elect Jim Harrison 
Post Office Box 10
Ringwood, IL 60072

A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is (or will be) available on the Board’s official website (www.elections.il.gov) or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois.

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