2018 General Election Voters' Guide
4-year term
County of Jefferson

Coming Soon
Joe Nole
(Prefers Democratic Party)

Elected Experience: Appointed Jefferson County Sheriff, 3 months, 2014; JeffCom 911 Board Chairman, 2016.

Other Professional Experience: 35 years current, local, law enforcement experience: 28 years with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office as Patrol Deputy, Detective, Chief Criminal Deputy, Appointed Sheriff, and Undersheriff. Seven years as a Backcountry Ranger on the Quilcene Ranger District. School teacher.

Education: BS, The Evergreen State College, Biology/Ecology, 1983; BA, Central Washington University, secondary education, 1986; Washington State Law Enforcement Academy, 1993; FBI sponsored Northwest Law Enforcement Command College; Supervisor training; Personnel Management training; numerous law enforcement related trainings throughout my career.

Community Service: East Jefferson Rotary member; Discovery Behavioral Health board member.

Statement: The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office needs to get back into the business of doing law enforcement for the people. As an agency we need to provide the public with what they pay us for: being a positive presence in the community, helping those in need, and enforcing the laws in a compassionate manner that is compatible with Jefferson County community standards and expectations. Performing law enforcement in this way is the essence of authentic community policing. With me as your Sheriff you can expect dedication to the community; fiscal responsibility; responsible, professional decision making; solid collaboration with other agencies; and the best use of limited resources for maximum effect. Endorsed by the previous five Jefferson County Sheriffs: Lee Smith, Mel Mefford, Pete Piccini, Mike Brasfield, and Tony Hernandez.

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