Letter: Sheriff Pat Perez is a man of his word

By on October 14, 2010

I have had the privilege of knowing Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez for 12 years.

When I first met him, we had a conversation about our fathers and the important things they had taught us in life. Hard work, honesty and pride, along with understanding and giving to others are just a few of the traits our fathers proudly passed on to us. The most important quality both of our fathers passed on is to know that with a handshake, it is a man’s word.

I know these are instilled in Pat, because since I have known him, he has generously given much of his time to contribute to the communities around him, and always with a smile on his face, because he enjoys helping others. Understanding the trying economic times we all face, Sheriff Perez has worked hard to keep a very tight budget by decreasing command staff, respectfully eliminating raises to all of his non-union office employees for the past two years, and always keeping the importance of public safety first because he knows that is his job; a job he takes much pride in.

Sheriff Perez has a great deal of experience in all aspects of the department and has worked effectively with all of the county’s public safety leaders, from the State’s Attorney’s office to the local police chiefs. I trust Sheriff Pat Perez and believe he has earned another term for the Sheriff of Kane County. When Sheriff Pat Perez shakes my hand and says he will work hard for the people of Kane County … I know it is his honest word.

Mike Stammet