The making of a sheriff is much more than running a well-financed campaign with influential supporters.
Anyone can wear the badge, but to shield the citizens from the evils that bind and conquer, something much greater than money and prominent devotees is required. The concept that a career in law enforcement qualifies one to be a sheriff is a myth.
To be successful a sheriff must be creative, much like a mason would build an impervious wall one block at a time, with intervals to temper and perfect. The greatest law enforcement officials work their way up the ladder with success at every level. Tim Donnellon has climbed each rung of that ladder, excelling at every step.
In Shakespeare's play "Henry the VI," a character relays a phrase that holds true in the case of Tim's candidacy for sheriff of St. Clair County. The line is, "In thy face I see the man of honor, truth and loyalty." In the face of Tim Donnellon, such a man exists—and also includes compassion, experience and sincerity.
This August, vote for a shield against crime. Support Tim Donnellon.