Members of the State Journal-Register editorial board are endorsing former Undersheriff Jack Campbell’s bid to become Sangamon County’s next Sheriff.
In an editorial published Tuesday evening, the board said Jack has kept a firm grasp on the Office’s operational realities and the challenges its personnel face.
“Campbell’s candidacy is bolstered by his inside knowledge of the sheriff’s office,” the editorial says. “The county’s residents would be well-served by someone who learned the office’s operations from the ground up, yet still thinks of new ways to improve its services.”
“He has pragmatic ideas that would benefit residents if implemented, and is open to any program that will make the office more efficient and provide for the safety of residents and staff.”
Campbell, who began his career at the Sheriff’s Office in 1992 as an auxiliary deputy and over his 24-year career worked his way through the ranks to become it’s second-in-command, has campaigned promising to bring accountable, collaborative, and modern law enforcement to Sangamon County by serving in the post.
The endorsement is the latest in a string of recommendations from numerous labor, business, and community groups as well as 21 Sangamon County mayors and village presidents.