Marshall County Chief Deputy Kevin Cecil, a Democrat, faces Republican Pat Mull for the county sheriff's post.
- Cecil said his 26 years of law enforcement experience makes him the right candidate for sheriff. "Law enforcement is much more than just investigating a crime. There are numerous facets to the job that cannot be learned unless you are a policeman. My law enforcement experience and training has equipped me (with) an eclectic set of skills that cannot be acquired any other way," he said.
"In this election, there are two of us who have that experience. The difference between (us is) what we have learned from those experiences. It is safe to say that our philosophies differ greatly."
He also noted his training under current Sheriff John Gruzinskas is an asset for the job.
- Mull said his "integrity and adherence to professional police standards" make him the right choice for sheriff.
He has more than 35 years of law enforcement experience, with 29 years as a Marshall County deputy sheriff, eight as chief deputy.
He also is a small business owner. "I know Marshall County, its people, its roadways, its problems real and perceived. I also know how to run a law enforcement agency, a business and a budget.