Sheriff Candidate Groelle Announces Endorsements

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Groelle Sheriff Campaign – Press Release #4

Contact Person: Campaign Manager – Lacey (Groelle) Sonntag @ 608-290-3282

June 5, 2018

Sheriff Candidate Groelle Announces Endorsements

I am very excited and pleased to announce several endorsements for my 2018 Sheriff’s campaign. I am grateful once again, as I was in 2014, to have the endorsement of the American Federation of Federal, State, County and Municipal Employees, known as AFSCME. Rock County AFSCME members work at the Sheriff’s Office as support staff, as dispatchers at the 911 Communication Center, as well as hold positions in the Janesville Courthouse, Rock Haven Nursing Home, Public Works, Health Care Center, Economic Support, Job Center, and the Health Department. Additionally, AFSCME represents workers found in the Janesville Department of Public Works, the ranks of the Janesville School District instructional aides, custodians, maintenance and food workers, the Beloit City Hall, Beloit Public Library, Beloit Transit, Beloit Eclipse Center; and the Orfordville Parkview School District support staff.

With over 36 years of law enforcement service at the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, I have had the pleasure of working alongside many of our Rock County AFSCME members. I know they are very committed, and dedicated hard workers, which makes me very honored to have their endorsement for a second time.

Two of Rock County’s local police chiefs, Chief Tom Klubertanz of the Edgerton Police Department and Chief David Hooker of the Clinton Police Department, have also offered me their strong support.

Chief Klubertanz has been in law enforcement for 28 years, and the Edgerton Police Chief for almost 13 years. Chief Hooker has been in law enforcement for 30 years, and the Clinton Police Chief for almost four years. Chief Hooker offered these specific words of support for my campaign: “In today’s changing world we will need a strong leader to move law enforcement forward in Rock County. We need a person of good moral character and with strong leadership qualities. I believe Gary is the right man for that job.” I am humbled by these words, and the vast array of civil servants with whom I have worked over the course of my career.

In addition to the endorsement of public employees, three current Rock County Board members, Supervisor Brian Knudson from District 8 (Village of Orfordville, Townships of Avon, Spring Valley, Magnolia, and portions of Newark and Plymouth), Supervisor Danette Rynes from District 3 (City of Edgerton and portions of Fulton Township) and Supervisor Jeremey Zajac from District 5 (City of Milton) have publicly offered their support to my campaign.

I am honored by all those who have endorsed my candidacy, and sincerely wish to thank them! As my hashtag states, “It is always better when we work together!”

Gary L. Groelle for Sheriff



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