(La Porte County, IN) - La Porte County Sheriff John Boyd is endorsing one of the candidates in the race for sheriff.
Boyd endorsed fellow Republican Ron Heeg. Heeg has been Chief Deputy Sheriff since Boyd was elected nearly eight years ago.
“It’s very exciting, and I’m very honored. Sheriff Boyd has been a mentor to me over my career but more specifically over the last eight years as being able to serve as his chief deputy. I’m excited that he’s continued to trust me and to support me as the next sheriff of La Porte County,” Heeg said.
Boyd said Heeg has a “wealth of well-rounded experience” in areas like the jail, patrol division, and detective bureau, along with the temperament needed to be sheriff. Other factors city by Boyd for his endorsement included Heeg’s leadership qualities and strong involvement in the community.
Heeg is running against Democrat Andy Hynek. Both men have been with the sheriff’s office for at least 20 years.
Boyd cannot seek reelection because of a two-term limit.
“While serving as Chief Deputy, he has helped to run the day-to-day operations of the Sheriff’s Office and assisted in administering a department with a nearly $12 million budget and approximately 170 employees,” Boyd said.