Roy Miller, Republican nominee for Fulton County Sheriff, faces the challenge of Keith Torbet in the Tuesday, Nov. 6 general election.
Miller, who is currently chief deputy of the Fulton County Sheriff Department, defeated Rick Sluder, Delta police chief, for the GOP nomination in the March primary election. No one filed papers with the Fulton County Board of Elections to be a Democratic Party candidate.
Torbet, chief of the Wauseon Police Department, is running as a non-partisan candidate.
Candidate: Roy Miller
Native of: Fulton County
Family: wife, Kathy; four children
Education: Evergreen High School, 1986 graduate; Columbus State University, degree in law enforcement, 1990
Present employment: Fulton County Sheriff Office
Affiliations: Buckeye Sheriff Association, state and national FBI National Academy Associates, Fulton County Farm Bureau, Fulton County Historical Society, St. Caspar Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus
Goals: Encourage technology advancement; continue training on changing laws and evidence collection procedures; continue building relationships with other law enforcement agencies and fire departments; work within budget.
Comments: “I have been dedicated to the Fulton County Sheriff’s office for 22 years. I have served as deputy, investigator, lieutenant, and currently, as chief deputy.”
Candidate: Keith Torbet
Native of: Lyons
Family: Wife, Dawn; four children
Education: Evergreen High School, 1981 graduate; Police Executive Leadership College, certified law enforcement executive; Ohio University, two years
Affiliations: Healthy Choices, Caring Communities Coalition, law enforcement chairperson; First Call for Help, vice president, board of directors; board member, Center for Child & Family Advocacy; Boy Scouts of America, served as unit commissioner and explorer post advisor; Fraternal Order of Police, Fulton County Chapter, vice president; Wauseon Masonic Lodge No. 349, junior warden; member, Local Emergency Planning Committee; member, Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police, member of education committee; board of directors, Certifi ed Law Enforcement Executive Board.
Other experience: 28 years with Wauseon Police Department; 15 years, Fulton County Sheriff Department as corrections officer.
Goals: To work on improving training, communication, and cooperation, both internally and with our townships, villages, and city departments; to restore pride to the sheriff’s office.