Today (Nov. 19), I officially filed my petitions for candidacy to be the Sheriff of Tuscarawas County.
As you may know, I began my career in public safety in 1990 at the age of 18 working as a Juvenile Probation Officer for the late Judge George J. Demis. In 1994, I was hired as a Deputy for the Tuscarawas County Sheriff's Office and was promoted to detective in 1997. Over the years, I have held numerous supervisory positions while continuing to conduct major investigations for the Office. Currently, I hold the rank of Chief Deputy.
I am a lifelong resident of Tuscarawas County and a graduate of New Philadelphia High School as well as the 256th session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. My wife Michelle and I have four children, Maddie, Jessica, Brandon and Griffin. Michelle and I have always believed in giving back to our community. We are active members of the New Philadelphia First United Methodist Church and I currently serve as co-chair of the Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition. In addition, I am a member of the Tuscarawas County United Way Board and the Tuscarawas County Child Advocacy Center Board. I am also an active instructor for the Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy and a member of the International Homicide Investigators Association as well as the Tuscarawas County Farm Bureau. I have previously served on the ADAMHS board of Tuscarawas and Carroll Counties and the Harbor House Domestic Violence Board.
I realize that having the opportunity to run for the Office of Sheriff is only possible because of the support I have received from my parents and family as well as the mentoring I have enjoyed from supervisors, co-workers and community members. As candidate for Sheriff, I look forward to continuing to actively engage with the citizens of Tuscarawas County in the months to come.
Please let me know if you need any additional information!