Dear Voters of Waldo County,

It may come as a surprise to some of you to learn that the REPUBLICAN candidate for Waldo County Sheriff is Todd Boisvert.

Todd, currently the chief of police and the director of public safety in Searsport, is extremely qualified, having over 30 years of law enforcement experience.  Additionally, he has recently obtained a Masters in Administration of Criminal Justice degree from Norwich University in Vermont and attended the FBI National Academy Session 274.

As Uniform Division captain at his previous employment of 28 years, he managed a staff of 65 sworn officers and 17 civilian staff members. He also managed a budget of several million dollars per year, proving his management capabilities and fiscal responsibility.

Waldo County needs a sheriff who is committed to improving the lives of all residents by having the goal of addressing the drug problem. Todd will bring energy and determination to the task and to the department. His management style will bring a new positivity to the Sheriff’s Office and boost morale.

Come meet Todd and bring your concerns and questions to a meet and greet at the Belfast American Legion on Sept. 2, from 4 to 7 p.m., during their usual Friday supper (spaghetti that night). You will come away with a sense of his professionalism and strength of character.

JoAn Petersen