Williams announces choice for undersheriff

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 10:38 a.m. CDT

Lt. Kevin Williams, a Republican candidate for Kane County sheriff, has announced that Aurora resident Pat Gengler is his choice for undersheriff.

Gengler has more than 17 years of service with the sheriff’s office and currently serves as the patrol lieutenant and public information officer. He has experience managing patrol operations, investigations and internal affairs, states a news release.

In his role as public information officer, Gengler has been able to open the lines of communication between the Kane County Sheriff’s Office and the community, the release states.

A cornerstone of Williams’s campaign has been to build partnerships with the Kane County community, and having Gengler on board with his public relations experience is a vital link to making that work, the release states. Gengler also has experience in labor management relations, serving as a past union vice president, and as a member of the sheriff's negotiations team.

According to Williams, it was never a secret that he wanted Gengler to serve as his undersheriff, should the voters chose him to become the next sheriff of Kane County. Gengler shares the same energy and passion for serving the citizens of Kane County as Williams does, and he also understands that the most important asset of the office are the employees, the release states.


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