[ Barack Obama ] [ Richard Young ] [ Gail Riecken ] [ Judge Robert Aylsworth ] [ Shannon Weisheit ] [ Tim Mosbey ] [ Marlin Weisheit ] [ Pam Hendrickson ] [ Nancy Shull ] [ Bill Kavanaugh ] [ Alonzo Moore Jr. ] [ Becky Gentry ]
Marlin Weisheit is a lifelong resident of Warrick County, having
graduated from Tecumseh High School in 1969 and the Indiana Law
Enforcement Academy in 1992. He and his wife Shannon have been
married for 39 years with one daughter, Misty, who lives in Lynnville,
with her husband Tom Perry and their son Conner and daughter
Kennedy. Marlin grew up on a
small farm and was always active in 4-H. He worked for Essex Wire in
Boonville for nine years, then began working for Peabody Coal Company in
Lynnville where he retired after fifteen years.
He served nearly fifteen years in the Warrick County
Sheriff's Department, including over four years as Chief Deputy of the
department. In that capacity, he helped to administer the
department, wrote various grant proposals, supervised all departmental
levels, and worked on numerous investigations. Marlin served on the
Warrick County Drug Free Council, acting as chairman of the Law
Enforcement Committee. While on the Domestic Violence Task Force, he
served as treasurer and helped write and obtain the first grant for a
Chief Weisheit worked on the Governor's Council on
Dangerous and Impaired Driving, setting up classes for field sobriety
testing, and was instrumental in Warrick County receiving twenty five
portable breath testers, at no cost to the county. He was also
responsible for writing the grant that enabled the department to purchase
radars and in-car video cameras.
In 1999, Marlin went back working
"on the road", outside of the office setting. His experience
working as both an officer and a manager has enabled him to see first hand
how all of the different offices in Warrick County interact. Having worked in both capacities has given him valuable
insights to all levels of Warrick County government.
Marlin continued his law
enforcement career in April of 2008 when he was appointed Chief of
Police for the Chandler Police Department. During his time as chief,
he has had many accomplishments. Chief Weisheit has gotten
the department five new police vehicles bringing the Town's total to
eight. He has equipped all vehicles with their own laptops,
written and obtained several grants, and greatly improved training
for the officers including: firearms, defense tactics, and emergency
vehicle operations. He has successfully restructured the
department equipping them with new gun holsters, bullet proof vests,
cameras, and in-car equipment. Most importantly, Marlin has
increased the quality and number of investigations solved, and has
enforced a new strict drug policy that has made a huge impact in the
community. He also hired a highly qualified, state certified
instructor which improved department standards.
For his service as a Deputy,
in 2002, Marlin received the award of "Officer Of The
Year" by the Warrick County FOP. He is also a member of the Masonic
Lodge # 396 in Lynnville. After retiring from the Sheriff's
Department, Marlin continues to serve on the Merit Board as an
appointee of the Warrick County Sheriff's Deputies. Marlin's
record of accomplishments, his work ethic, and his personal values
accurately reflect his ongoing dedication to serving all the
citizens of Warrick County.
Marlin's main goal as Warrick
County Commissioner is to repair and maintain a positive working
relationship with both the County Council and Commissioners.
Without a constructive working relationship the Commissioners would
be unable to make the productive decisions needed to serve the
citizens of Warrick County.
Another major goal Marlin will accomplish is to build a better
relationship between all county agencies and departments (ie.
Sheriff’s Dept, County Garage, County Council, EMA, EMS, etc.)
Additionally Marlin will work to
promote Economic Development, the maintenance of county roads,
properties and buildings, and he will work closely on all drainage
projects within the county. Finally, he will also work with
all Emergency Services personnel in the county to insure the safety
of all our citizens
Chief Weisheit also feels that his
nearly fifteen years experience in the
Warrick County Sheriff's Department has given him a
huge advantage over his opponent. His experience interacting with
the various agencies gives him the advantage
in knowing the vast talent and potential within each of Warrick County's departments.
Warrick County is a great place to work and raise a
family, and while every place has its problems, Marlin believes that solving
these problems can be accomplished by working together. He is especially appreciative of the number of citizens
who have already contacted him with positive support and feedback.
He also wants to hear from you!
He believes that
one person can make a difference and that one vote can be important.
Most importantly he would appreciate your vote on November 2nd and
together we will make a difference.