As we are now in October, we are on the threshold of the Nov. 6 election; as such, we now must know who and what we are voting for as far as the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office is concerned.
First, we are voting for Waite Park Police Chief Dave Bentrud and a “Breath of Fresh Air” into the sheriff’s office. Since 1979, the Stearns County sheriff’s position has been filled from within the department hierarchy, one right after another since 1979 – three times in nearly 40 years before the present, active sheriff was recently appointed.
Secondly, we are voting for a sheriff who will need to work across party lines to get the job done since the sheriff’s office is NOT a partisan (political party designated) position. So, if for any reason voters have purpose not to desire another delegate elected from within the present sheriff’s department, you now know Waite Park Police Chief Dave Bentrud is your candidate to elect. Once again, this is not a political party selection and so we must put aside our preferences as to our particular choice of political party and vote for the most accomplished leader – Dave Bentrud.
I can attest to Dave’s ethics, morals, integrity and that he will follow through with what says he will do. He will make sure we give the county back to the citizens of Stearns County so the out-county residents will be given the same quick and personal service as those who live within closer proximity to the sheriff’s office around St. Cloud.
Let’s Vote Waite Park Police Chief Dave Bentrud into the Stearns County Sheriff’s office on Nov. 6.