Jim Reilly: Candidate Profile:
Name: Jim Reilly
Office sought:Will County Sheriff
Family: Incredible son 13 years old
Occupation: Will County Sheriff's Deputy
Education: Bachelors DePaul University, Masters Aurora University, Ph.D. Candidate Walden University
Civic involvement: Former President, Will County Humane Society; Former Police Athletic League Baseball Coach; Active member Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 094; Active member Fraternal Order of Police Unit 738.
Elected offices held: none
Questions & Answers
Question 1: What issues, if any, are important to you as a candidate for this office?
-I am deeply concerned with the current heroin epidemic. We have seen
the number of overdose deaths double in recent years. This is a
crisis that affects nearly every Will County resident. My plan to
combat this epidemic is to implement a Drug Interdiction Task Force
whose mission would be to target the manufacturers and dealers of
narcotics. We would also implement treatment strategies to help those
addicted find their path back to society.
Question 2: Please name one current leader who most inspires you.
-William Bratton, a proactive, innovative leader who took charge of Community Policing issues and made New York a safer to live.
Question 3: What's the biggest lesson you learned at home growing up?
-Be honest and have integrity while treating everyone you meet as if they were your brother or sister.
Question 4: f life gave you one do-over, what would you spend it on?
-More time with my deceased father.
Question 5: What was your favorite subject in school and how did it help you in later life?
Math teaches you that there are right or wrong answers if life, choose wisely.
Question 6: If you could give your children only one piece of advice, what would it be?
-Treat everyone you meet fairly and with respect.