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Hamilton County, OH November 6, 2012 Election
Sheriff; County of Hamilton Voter Information

4 Year Term. Salary: $90,996

To serve as chief law enforcement officer of the county and as custodian of the county jail and its inmates. To apprehend criminals and persons alleged to have violated state laws. To receive and execute processes and writs from the Appellate, Common Pleas, and Probate Courts. To have auctions of property taken from non-payment of taxes.

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Jim Neil Click here for more information about this candidate 81,658 votes 56.16%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Sheriff's Commander (Ret)
  • Master of Science - University of Cincinnati
  • School of Police Staff and Command - Northwestern University
  • Police Academy Commander
  • Bomb Squad Commander
  • Medal of Valor
  • Full, Independent, Unbiased Audit of the Sheriff's Office
  • Consolidation of Services/Organizational Restructuring
  • Better Working Cooperative with Other Police Agencies
Sean D. Donovan Click here for more information about this candidate 63,746 votes 43.84%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Chief Deputy, Sheriff's Office
  • 30 Years of Law Enforcement Experience
  • Promoted to Highest Non-elected Official in the Sheriff's Office in 1997
  • 15 years overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Sheriff's Office
  • Combat Engineer U.S. Army Reserves
  • Safety of Hamilton County Residents is my top priority.
  • The Economy in Hamilton County: Providing a safe community will increase residents in Hamilton County
  • Reducing violent crime and keeping guns off the streets is a top priority.

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