Jim Reilly: Candidate Profile:

Posted10/23/2018 1:00 AM


Name: Jim Reilly

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Website: www.ReillyforSheriff.com


Facebook: www.facebook.com/Reilly4Sheriff/

Office sought:Will County Sheriff

Age: 53

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.

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