Thomas Gibbs, Chief Deputy Scott County Sheriff's Office, announces his Republican candidacy for Scott County Sheriff in the 2016 elections.

Scott County Sheriff Dennis Conard upon winning his last election in 2012 announced that it would be his last term as Sheriff and would not seek another re-election. Sheriff Conard has been serving in law enforcement since 1973 when he joined the Sheriff's Reserves. He has been Sheriff of Scott County since 2001. With 2016 being his last year in Office, I encourage everyone to thank him for his faithful and dedicated years of service to the citizens of Scott County. I’d like to thank Sheriff Conard for his years of service to Scott County and offer him the best of luck as he takes a new step into retirement.

Thomas Gibbs was chosen by Sheriff Conard to be his Chief Deputy in October of 2014 upon the retirement of former Chief Deputy Mike Brown. When choosing Thomas Gibbs as his next Chief Deputy he stated, “As law enforcement progresses into the 21st Century, Tom Gibbs' knowledge, expertise and work ethic will help guide the Sheriff's Office, as we continue to embrace modern policing practices." I feel very fortunate to have a leader of the caliber of Sheriff Conard to look up to, and have as a mentor.

Today, more than ever, public safety is of the utmost importance. I believe I have a history of outstanding service, experience, and values which makes me the right person to assume this very important Office. I am excited for the opportunity to meet citizens and groups in Scott County and discuss public safety and the Sheriff's Office.

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Contact the campaign at or at 563-940-1287.

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