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    Quinn Riess

    Office Sought: Muscatine County Sheriff

    Political Party: Republican

    Candidate email address: [email protected]

    Candidate website: [email protected]

    Campaign Committee: Friends of Quinn Riess for Sheriff

    Educational Background

    NameCityStateYearsDiploma/Degree Earned
    Williamsburg High SchoolWilliamsburgIA1995High School Diploma
    Indian Hills Community CollegeOttumwaIA2Associates of Criminal Justice
    Instructor Certifications – firearms, taser, OC (chemical agents), ASP Baton, advanced open water/search and rescue diver certifications, leadership/management courses provided by FBI-LEEDA, and FBI Academy Associates, thousands of hours of training through professional development coursework over the last 24 years.

    Employment History

    EmployerJob TitleStart DateEnd DateBrief Job Description
    Marango Police Department19961999
    Muscatine County Sheriff’s OfficeCaptainJanuary 1999CurrentCommander of K-9 division, commander of investigations division, commander of water rescue and recovery, assistant commander of the Special Operations Response Team, evidence control, assists in department policy, assists in department budgetary matters, numerous community outreach programs

    Endorsements Received

    OrganizationDateContact NameContact Phone
    Muscatine County Sheriff CJ Ryan
     Iowa County Sheriff – Rob Rotter
    Muscatine County Chief Deputy – Ardyth Slight
    Muscatine County Sheriff – Captain Jeff Mullen
    Retired Muscatine Police Department Lieutenant – Kevin Sink
    Muscatine County Sheriff (Ret) – Dave White
     Muscatine County Attorney -Jim Berry
    Senator – Mark Lofgren
     Mark Cisneros
     Muscatine County Supervisor -Nathan Mather
    Muscatine County Supervisor – Scott Sauer
    Tim Goodwin
    Tibe Vander Linden
    Past Muscatine County Attorney Alan Ostergren
    Tom Meeker
    Lt. Greg Bock of the Salvation Army
    Stephanie Aguero-Miller DPT

    Why are you running for election?

    I am running for election because I have worked my entire career preparing for the role of Muscatine County Sheriff. I have been at the Sheriff’s office since 1999 where I started at the bottom as a deputy. Under multiple administrations, both democrat and republican, I have received numerous promotions and special assignments. Most recently, since being promoted to the rank of Captain, I have taken on regular administrative duties which have further qualified me to serve in the role of Sheriff. My family and I have sacrificed much to get me to this point. I have the knowledge and leadership skills necessary to fill this role.

    What are the 3 most important issues facing your office over the next term?

    IssueWhy is this important?How will you address this issue?
    Training, communication, and fiscal responsibility.Training – ensures both officer and community safety. Effective communication builds trust and rapport across all divisions. Fiscal responsibility – elected official are obligated to manage tax dollars responsibly.Training – regular and consistent in-house and outsourced training for all staff. Communication – regularly scheduled staff and supervisory meetings across all divisions. Fiscal responsibility – working closely with the board of supervisors while weighing the wants and needs of the office carefully

    What are the 3 most important issues facing Muscatine County over the next term?

    IssueWhy is this important?How will you address this issue? (if applicable)
    Civil unrest in surrounding areas. Substance abuse and trafficking. Mental health issues.Civil unrest – citizens are concerned about the safety and security of their neighborhoods and homes. Substance abuse and trafficking – ongoing issue that is the root source of many other types of crimes. Mental health issues – affects quality of life for citizens of the countyCivil unrest – meeting with community organizations to find common ground. Substance abuse and trafficking – training uniformed patrol and maintaining a viable drug task force, Mental health – proper training and education of staff and continuous support of mental health entities in the county

    What is the most important thing you would like voters to know about you that they may not?

    I have the experience necessary to fill the role of Muscatine County Sheriff. My time spent serving in nearly every facet of the Sheriff’s Office makes me uniquely qualified. I have the trust and support of both present and past administrations as well as past and present co-workers. I realize the weight of this position and have worked tirelessly throughout my career to ensure that I am prepared to take on this role.

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