Special to TH
The Washington Times-Herald
---- — Daviess County Sheriff Jerry Harbstreit has announced his candidacy for re-election in the May 6 Republican primary.
“I have served in law enforcement for 30 years including serving as Sheriff from 1999 to 2006. I believe my record in fairness, in administration, and in finances speaks for itself. With experience and professional standards, I seek to manage the duties of the office of Sheriff with my continuing commitment to excellence,” said Harbstreit, who was again elected sheriff in 2010. “Daviess County can be proud of its security center which houses an average of 150 inmates a day. Numerous programs offer inmates the opportunity to improve their lives while incarcerated. In particular, I am proud of the deputies and civilian staff who serve the citizens of Daviess County.”
A lifelong resident of Daviess County, Harbstreit is the son of the late William “Sadie” and June Harbstreit.
His wife, Sue, is the daughter of the late Harlen and Mary Hindman. Harbstreit has three children, Janice, Aaron, Chrissy and son-in-law Nathan and four grandchildren Colton, Isabelle June and Olivia Jo. Sheriff Harbstreit and his wife attend Community of Christ Church.
Harbstreit noted his ability to work with other county and city officials as an example of his leadership during his tenure as sheriff.
“I believe I work well with county and city officials. Leadership as sheriff requires excellent management of funds, its personnel and resources. My past experiences as Sheriff show my ability to get things done,” said Harbstreit. “Finally, my door is always open. I believe listening to comments and concerns from citizens creates beneficial ideas for our county. I pledge to welcome your input and ask for your vote to continue to serve and protect all the citizens of Daviess County as your Sheriff.
“I ask for your vote once again and your continued support to ‘protect and serve the citizens of Daviess County.’”