As a little boy living in the John Hay Homes and Brandon Addition in Springfield, I always knew my community cared for me. So many people watched out for me making sure I stayed on the right track and made something of myself, especially my Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. Every time a police car went by, they said, “That’s going to be you, Wes. You’re going to be a police officer.”
And when I grew up, I realized my Grandmother and Great-Grandmother were right. Law enforcement was the right career for me because it allowed me to serve the community that served me so well. It has been my privilege to serve the citizens of Sangamon County for 28 years and now that I am retired, I want to do more for you.
By electing me Sangamon County Sheriff, I promise to put all of my skills, experience and love for this community to work for you. I will elevate the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office to a new level – a level that you deserve and expect.