By Tammy Sternard
First I want to thank Pat for being willing to run for office, running for office is never easy. I was so glad we both ran clean campaigns and focused on what we believe in, our values and our community issues in a respectful manner.
I want everyone to know I'm confident that Pat and I will be able work together and our department will move forward in a positive manner. Our department is full of men and women who bring honor and professionalism to the badge each and everyday and it is my honor and privilege to get the opportunity to lead them.
I would like to take a moment to thank and acknowledge my family. Throughout the ups and downs of this experience they were always there for me whether it was to offer words of encouragement, keep me focused, help me find the positive or simply kick me in the butt. I knew I could always count on them to help me keep moving forward.
They have sacrificed a lot of family time over the last several months helping me run this campaign. I believe it really showed our kids how to be respectful and responsible while chasing a dream and that playing fair is always the best way to go, regardless of the outcome. I love them very much and hope I've made them proud over the last year. I'm grateful to have such a loving and supportive family.
For many of you that know me personally I'm generally a pretty quiet and shy person. This process had often times taken me way outside my comfort zone. This experience truly has been very rewarding. It has given me the opportunity to learn and grow both personally and professionally. I truly do appreciate all the support from friends, co-workers and the community.
I'm looking forward to the next chapter in my career and very honored to get the opportunity to be your next Sheriff.
Again, thanks for all the support over the last year!
Door County Sheriff-elect