Duchak is the best candidate

To the Editor:

When you go to the polls on March 15, please consider voting for Chief Deputy Dave Duchak for Miami County Sheriff. As a retired Piqua police officer I know all the candidates running for sheriff. I feel Dave is the best candidate to replace Sheriff Cox as sheriff. I have known Dave Duchak since he started his law enforcement career with the Covington Police Department in 1987. I have maintained my friendship with Dave throughout his career with the Miami County Sheriff’s Office. Dave possesses the qualities and experience necessary to be an exceptional sheriff. He is a proven leader and we trust Chief Deputy Duchak to represent every citizen of Miami County and not just special interest groups.

If you take the time to research the qualifications and backgrounds of the other candidates running for the office of sheriff you will find Dave Duchak is the most qualified candidate to lead your sheriff’s department. Having been mentored by seven term Sheriff Charles Cox he is prepared to take office with no learning curve from his first day in office.

I was the president of the Miami Valley Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 58 for 18 years and continue to be an active member of the organization. I would like to note that the lodge has a long standing tradition of not endorsing anyone running for an elected office. Please keep this in mind as you do your research on the candidates running for sheriff.

You have an outstanding sheriff’s department with a dedicated staff from command, road patrol, detectives, corrections, and support staff. Please keep your sheriff’s department going in the right direction by supporting and voting for Chief Deputy Duchak as your next sheriff.

— Paul Veneroni

Lake Havasu City, Ariz.