2014 Coles County Sheriff Candidates

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Anonymous

Mattoon, IL

#1 Jul 3, 2012
I was reading the forums and thought it was about time I gave my two cents. I moved to the area last year and hove found this forum very interesting, especially the ones about the Sheriff and his officers since I live in the "county". I have checked around and these are the names I have heard that are talking about running for Sheriff in 2014. Greg Voudrie I guess he works for Mattoon Police Dept? Randy Erving, I heard he is Police Chief and on Mattoon City council. Mark Jenkins who is the police chief of Casey. Isn't that in a different county? Jimmy Rankins, I have met Jimmy Rankins and have to say he is a wonderful person and so nice almost to nice to be a deputy. John Clough who is obviously a detective with the sheriff's office because he is about the only one you ever see in the paper. Again, I don't really know any of these guys but if I were to vote today it would be Jimmy Rankins. I wonder why these police chief's would want to be sheriff? Does it pay better? Have a better pension? Just curious and looking for information.
Ron g

Chicago, IL

#2 Jul 3, 2012
Mark Jenkins hands down is my favorite
gimpy

Mattoon, IL

#3 Jul 6, 2012
how much did the city of charleston have to pay to settle with a woman for MARK JENKINS breaking her leg?

he should have been banned from law enforcement and stripped of all pension.
ikniw

United States

#4 Jul 29, 2012
gimpy wrote:
how much did the city of charleston have to pay to settle with a woman for MARK JENKINS breaking her leg?

he should have been banned from law enforcement and stripped of all pension.
he should have but these douchebags protect their own u should read the bigot stink some of them come up with. crazy pathetic
mlaw

Villa Park, IL

#5 Aug 14, 2012
I have known John clough my whole life and he has definitely worked hard to get where he is and I think would be an excellent choice for sheriff and a good leader. He has been there a long time
another coles resident

Mattoon, IL

#7 Aug 21, 2012
I also have been thinking of the upcoming Sheriff's election. It seems like too many times you see names of officers in the paper for something bad, then I did a search thru the local paper on Officer Rankin and was pleasantly surprised. Seems this man not only does a good job as an officer but is out there in the communities trying to make things better on his off time. Sounds like the type of leader the Coles County Sheriff's Dept needs.
McD

Mattoon, IL

#8 Aug 24, 2012
I know Jimmy, I like Jimmy but he has a reason for all he has been doing lately. He has a purpose he wants to be Sheriff. However there comes a point and time when one attempts or wants a position that is beyond their station. Jimmy is NOT sheriff material.
what are you thinking

Mattoon, IL

#9 Aug 27, 2012
What, not sheriff material because he's out there doing good for the community? I knew Officer Rankin long before anyone started thinking about this election and he's been out there helping people day in and day out. He's mentored many kids, helped troubled teens get their GED and go to college, he raised money for the new swat vehicle because THEY came to him because they couldn't get any money for fixing it up, not for what he could get out of it. Get real McD.
no to clough

Richland Center, WI

#10 Aug 28, 2012
Clough has issues he needs to clear up. He's part of the good-'ol=boy group. No to Clough.
Anonymous

Valdosta, GA

#11 Aug 30, 2012
Jimmy Rankin has my vote hands down. He's a good cop and a good person. Jimmy is one of the best ppl I have ever known and is more SHERIFF MATERIAL than any other candidates that have been mentioned.
No to clough

Edinburg, IL

#12 Sep 2, 2012
Clough is to busy chasing after other peoples wives and probably doesn't have time to be sheriff.
Jeff Craig

Charleston, IL

#13 Sep 3, 2012
Lets not forget Darrell Cox is now telling his close friends that he will run again in 2014. Darrell Cox is unbeatable in Coles county!
Agree100

Glenview, IL

#14 Sep 3, 2012
Jeff Craig wrote:
Lets not forget Darrell Cox is now telling his close friends that he will run again in 2014. Darrell Cox is unbeatable in Coles county!
Absolutely agree 100 %
Tex13

Mattoon, IL

#15 Sep 3, 2012
Cox is saying he will be running again. I dont see anyone that has stated they will run beat him. Unfortunatly! He needs to concentrate on our county and not so much all his "women". He is a disgrace of a man. He does not care about anyone but himself, including the officers that work for him. He is too worried about how much a** he will get vs. working for his pay! He needs a clue on how to run a department! None of the people running will beat him. Most votes come from the East side of the county, and Cox has their support. Jenkins is a pathetic excuse for a human being and cannot keep his nasty comments to himself or his Di** in his pants for that matter. Clough, I'd rather have my eye poked out with a hot poker than him run this county, Jimmy Rankin, would get my vote in a heart beat!
No to clough

Chicago, IL

#16 Sep 4, 2012
Clough can't keep it in his pants.
Corruption

United States

#17 Sep 6, 2012
Cox is corrupted...we all know that. The rest of the canidates all have major issues and or r corrupted as well. The only canidate who deserves the job and will restore honesty and integrity to the postion is Rankin. We all know this...so why will the corruption most likely continue in Coles Co.? Ask urself who benifits from it...and what u can do to get involved in the process to end corruption in our county and our state...and the nation. VOTE Rankin. Its a start. Then VOTE Reardon for States Atty. We need to clean our own house. We all know who needs replaced. VOTE! And get involved...or expect more of the same corruption of the system we all are subject 2. Does anyone care enough to make a difference?
seriously

Brownsburg, IN

#18 Sep 17, 2012
Correct me if i am wrong but the sheriff's election is two years away. None of the individuals mentioned have publicly announced they are seeking the position . In fact none of them can even petition to be placed on the ballot until late 2013. It looks to me the individual who started this "topic" either wished to use this website as a venue to spread rumors and accusations or promote a personal agenda. I would suggest instead of wasting energy and time worrying about who might run or not run, wait. Crazy concept I know. It's very unfortunate that people will say bad things about those whom they do not even know. You wonder why things are so messed up in this country. Whatever happened to do unto others as you would have done to you. There are proper ways to go about things and I do not believe talking trash or saying things about others who you don't even know or have never personally met is proper. Ok let me have it.
Corruption

United States

#19 Sep 22, 2012
Whatever..u dont get it. Politics expose information.

Vote for Rankin for Sheriff.

End the Cox corruption and lies. Hes worse than most the criminals in the jail. He deserves to be exposed for his crimes. Hes a hipocrit. And a known liar. Hes a criminal. Not a Sheriff.
RealCorruption

Chicago, IL

#20 Sep 24, 2012
You expect people to support someone for sheriff who you mention in the same paragraph as Todd Reardon? Talk about shady. Yeah lets vote Rankin, Reardon in . So we can have a States Attorney who parties with the druggies and a sheriff who will give hugs and make them feel all warm and fuzzy. Maybe Rankin will bring Steve Darimount back and make it a perfect trifecta.
Corruption

United States

#21 Sep 24, 2012
I think u must be a Bower supporter.Lol The corruption will continue if Bower is elected. He is supported by the GOB network. They r involved in cover up of serious crimes in the past. Ever heard of Judge Komada? He was a judge that was bribed with a houseboat in a murder case in Paris. He was forced out by the other judges.

This type of corruption will continue will Bower like with the current SA.

Reardon does represent defendants with drug cases. He is known for this locally. The rumors of his drug use and associations with drug addicts and dealers are spread by those who fear he might get elected. The facts do not support the rumors.

Reardon has the trust of many of us in the community. I dont TRUST Bower and his crew. Vote to end the corruption of the SA office. VOTE REARDON.

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