As supporters of Tim Donnellon for sheriff, my wife and I were heartened, although not surprised, by the outpouring of endorsements he received in a full-page ad of a local Sunday paper.
It would be difficult, indeed, to imagine a more qualified candidate to take over the reins of county law enforcement. Virtually all Tim's adult life has been spent in unblemished service with the St. Clair County Sheriff Department. He has been tireless in his self-improvement efforts—both educationally and in the all-important field of criminal investigation.
Having said this, I urge my fellow Donnellon supporters to remember to vote. The lieutenant faces a formidable opponent in the Aug. 5 primary. Only ballots will be counted, not good wishes, no matter how sincere.