A Regular Guy for an Irregular Time
My name is George. I would like to be your next Sheriff. On my other pages here, I will try to explain how I want to be a positive impact on the Sheriff's Department, try to explain how and why I think I can be this impact, and even try to convince you to vote for me. That, luckily, is about as political as I plan to be. In this section, I want you to hopefully know who I am and from where I come.
In a sentence, I feel this is me:
I am a retired police officer from Fort Wayne, Indiana who reinvented himself after a full career into an educator who now wants to return to law enforcement to help those who truly want to leave the cycle of Recidivism.
I have worked hard to learn a lot when I was in school, way back in the 60s. I worked for over thirty years as a police officer and then retired. After retirement, I went back to college to start an entirely different adventure: Hotel and Hospitality Management. During that time, I competed with students who were the same age as my children, and some even younger. I had to relearn how to write for college professors and sound educated, or at least what they considered educated. It was tough. I struggled a lot. I found out I also needed a lot of help. Luckily, I was wise enough to find and accept that help. I learned to write college essays and even Masters level essays. I had to learn the current levels of Mathematics. When I graduated high school, Algebra was Senior Math; when I entered college, Algebra was considered the rudimentary level of mathematics education. I cannot tell you the struggle I had trying to catch up in the class. However, I did it. With help, humility, and determination, I have completed a number of degrees from various institutions in Indiana.
This is what I want to bring to the Sheriff's Department of Whitley County. I want to bring a lifetime of experiences to help guide others not by telling them what I think is theoretically the proper action, but by pointing out what experts recommend and what I have personally tried and failed.
Please also bear with me as I learn how to use all these Social Media applications. They never had a class on these in college or back at Elmhurst.