Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond took in $70,342.18 contributed by 142 donors in the latest reporting period.
“It is tremendously humbling to have a great base of support,” said Sheriff Hammond, running in the GOP May 1st primary and August 2nd general election.
He said, “Our campaign is already working to meet voters and hear their concerns while sharing the vision for the next few years ahead to best serve our citizens.”
His campaign said the focus of his re-election campaign "will be driven by the critical issues facing our county: the transition and completion of the Hamilton County jail system under his direction and guidance; working with community groups, social services and healthcare to identify the mentally ill that are incarcerated and providing them with the treatment they need to become productive citizens."
Sheriff Hammond said, “Personal and public safety are always my absolute priorities and those great men and women of our Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office each and every day. As your Sheriff, I am also charged with key administrative issues that are so very important to taxpayers which have a direct impact on our ability to address crime and recidivism."
Sheriff Hammond’s public service began in 1969 with his duty in the U.S. Navy followed by a local law enforcement career that includes international police training and leadership programs.