Whatcom County - Sheriff - Nonpartisan Office - 4 year term
Endorsed Candidate: Doug Chadwick
ElectedExperience: None. Other Professional Experience: 28 years with Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office: Undersheriff; Chief Deputy – Bureau of Law Enforcement and Investigative Services; Lieutenant of Patrol Operations; Patrol Sergeant; Patrol Deputy/Firearms Instructor; Narcotics Detective; DEA Task Force Agent; Patrol Deputy/Field Training Officer. Education: Bachelor of Science, Biology, Western Washington University; FBI National Academy; FBI Command Institute; Performance Leadership Institute; Mount Baker High School graduate. Community Service: Whatcom Community College Criminal Justice Advisory Committee and adjunct instructor; IRPTF Crisis Stabilization and Behavioral Health subcommittees; Fraternal Order of Police, Matt Herzog Memorial Lodge, past president; Lynden Toastmasters Club, past president; Whatcom County youth coach for soccer, football, rugby.
Statement: I was born and raised here in the place we all call home. I worked on farms, in berry processing, retail and hospitality. I’m most proud of my 28 years of service through my work at the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office. The responsibilities of Sheriff are extensive and complex, coming with 200+ employees, multiple internal departments, and a $41 million annual budget that demands efficiency and high performance. I offer the depth and breadth of experience within the WCSO and extensive knowledge of Whatcom County that my opponent doesn’t. I’m honored to have earned five-term Sheriff Bill Elfo’s endorsement. It’s critical that your new Sheriff be ready to hit the ground running. The safety of our community can’t wait for someone to get up to speed. I’m ready to ensure a seamless transition to keep Whatcom safe. I’m also endorsed by two-term County Executive Jack Louws and longtime Prosecuting Attorney Dave McEachran. I care about and am deeply invested in Whatcom County and all the people in it. Nothing is more important to me than our community’s health, safety and vitality and continuing my service to you. That’s why I’m running for Sheriff. I humbly ask for your vote. For More Information: (360) 684-2834 DougForSheriff@VoteDougChadwick.com votedougchadwick.com