Mike Kelley: Candidate Profile
Name: Mike Kelley
Office sought: Will County Sheriff
Family: Widower, three sons Sean, Ryan, and Quinn
Occupation: Current Sheriff - Will County
Education: Lockport Township High School Graduate
Joliet Junior College (2 Years)
Northwestern University Center for Public Safety (Supervision of Police Personnel)
Civic involvement: Former youth soccer, football, basketball, and baseball coach
Elected offices held:
2005-2009 City of Lockport Alderman
2009-2011 Lockport Township Collector
2011-2015 Lockport Township Trustee
2015-2018 Will County Sheriff
Questions & Answers
Question 1: What issues, if any, are important to you as a candidate for this office?
Continue to battle the opioid crisis through education, prevention, and enforcement.
With the increasing amount of family crisis intervention calls, I would like to hire another social worker to help the families of Will County affected by these situations by providing resources and counseling to those affected.
Continue to look for ways to save the taxpayers money as I have done the past four years. I would accomplish this by applying for grants and reviewing operational procedures.
Question 2: Please name one current leader who most inspires you.
A current leader that inspires me is Will County Corner Pat O'neil.
Question 3:What's the biggest lesson you learned at home growing up?
The biggest lesson I learned while growing up is that if you work hard and dedicate yourself you can achieve anything.
Question 4: If life gave you one do-over, what would you spend it on?
Question 5: What was your favorite subject in school and how did it help you in later life?
My favorite subject in school was criminal justice courses while attending Joliet Junior College. These courses helped me achieve my job in law enforcement ultimately becoming the Sheriff of Will County.
Question 6: If you could give your children only one piece of advice, what would it be?
The one piece of advice I would give my children is treat everyone with respect. Treat everyone with the same respect you would want for yourself or a member of our family.