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Mayes announces candidacy for Kane County Sheriff

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  • Candidate Willie M. Mayes Sr., (center); wife, Sharron Mayes; and Sheriff Patrick Perez

    Candidate Willie M. Mayes Sr., (center); wife, Sharron Mayes; and Sheriff Patrick Perez
    Sharron Mayes

Kimber Howard

St. Charles, IL -- Deputy Sheriff Sergeant Willie M. Mayes Sr. officially announced his candidacy for Kane County Sheriff on Monday, October 14th at 2:00 p.m. in front of the Kane County Sheriff's Office surrounded by a crowd of dignitaries, family, friends and loyal supporters. Mr. Mayes Sr. was introduced by current and retiring at the end of his term, Kane County Sheriff Patrick Perez, his top endorser. "I would like to know that my successor would take good care of the great people who live in this county", Sheriff Perez said.

Mr. Mayes Sr., a descendant of a life long public servant, his Father Clinton Mayes, who too served Kane County, emphasized he is a candidate of leadership, experience and integrity whose career spans 27 years, serving the Kane County community for 21 of those years. "I believe in fair and unbiased treatment of all citizens", Mr. Mayes Sr. said and is building a coalition of distinguished supporters, also present at the announcement; Aurora Alderman at Large, Richard Irving, Retired Aurora Police Chief, William Powell, Deputy Sergeant Kevin Tindall and Deputy Keith Smith.

Mr. Mayes Sr. discussed his continued personal commitment in youth development and pledge to advocate for, and endorse programs that will steer juveniles away from criminal elements. Building a collaboration between the citizens and public safety officials is one of his top priorities, for safer communities; so children can grow and learn in a secure environment, and for our senior citizens to live with dignity and respect and not worry about being victimized. Mr. Mayes Sr., a believer in transparency, revealed he will be releasing on his website at, in the near future, his First 100 Day Plan. The Plan outlines his immediate intentions during his first term.

In closing, Mr. Mayes Sr. indicated he is committed to earning the citizen's vote and looks forward to meeting the citizens of Kane County.

Deputy Willie M. Mayes Sr. is currently a Deputy Sergeant of the Kane County Sheriff's Office. For more information, please call the campaign office at 331.642.8190, email or visit

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