Name: John Rutherford
Family: Married to his high school sweetheart, Patricia. They have two grown children and six grandchildren.
Professional Experience: Appointed Deputy Sheriff, 1974-2003
Elected Sheriff 2003 to current
Appointed by the Governor to the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission in 2008 (to current)
Bachelor's Degree in Criminology, Florida State University
36 year career as a professional law enforcement officer.
Sheriff Rutherford is ...
... the only candidate in this race who has managed, led, or supervised police officers;
... the only one to have served leadership in every part of this department and in every rank, and
... the only one to have served as a Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Chief, or Director in the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
My thirty-six years in policing make me the only qualified law enforcement leader offering to serve as Sheriff.
Contact information: Email: email@example.com Telephone: 212-0268
Address: PO Box 43114, Jacksonville, FL 32203
Candidate Statement: I am proud to be the Sheriff who has driven sharp and sustained crime decrease through the leadership of men and women of character who are well
equipped, properly deployed, and skillfully managed!
This is my calling - I've prepared my entire adult life for this responsibility going through the ranks