Editor:

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!

Respectfully,

Orvis Campbell

New Philadelphia