I have been meeting with community leaders, citizens, business owners and friends, and communicate nothing but fact: The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is without leadership. It is the Sheriff’s DUTY to lead the men and women of the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office and provide a safe and secure environment for the taxpayers of the county. The current Sheriff should not treat his office as a taxpayer funded springboard for his next failed dream job.
I am a 26-year veteran of Law Enforcement and have enjoyed productive and proactive careers within the Pontiac Police Department as a Police Cadet, the Oakland County Sheriff's Office as a Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Supervisor, Substation Sergeant, and also a Patrol Officer for the Village of Holly. During my career as a Police Officer, I have dedicated my adult life to the protection of the citizens and businesses of Oakland County. In addition to police work, I have been involved with many Police Associations not only within Michigan, but accross the country.
I am not running for Sheriff to obtain a platform that compensates me, at taxpayer expense, to run for the next political office of interest. The privilege of being elected Sheriff demands someone who is willing to give the taxpayers exactly what they pay for, a fulltime Sheriff. No longer can the taxpayers of Oakland County; Democrat, Republican or Tea Party Members alike, personally fund the never-ending job search of the current Sheriff. No longer should the citizens of Oakland County pay for a Sheriff that believes that his main job is to campaign for U.S. Senate or Governor. No longer should the citizens of Oakland County pay for a Sheriff who spends more time on the campaign trail supporting others or one that spends more time in Washington D.C than he does his own office. This is wasted taxpayer money that Oakland County citizens can no longer afford. I want to face the citizens of Oakland County, embrace the county's challenges head-on and tackle them with the wisdom and experience that only a lifetime of Law Enforcement can bring. Let me show you how much I want to be Sheriff and let me show you what I can accomplish.
In 2008, Jane launched a grass-roots campaign to bring much needed change to the Office of Oakland County Sheriff, and ran against the incumbent. Despite being grossly out spent (the current Sheriff spent nearly 400,000 to beat her) and outgunned at every turn, she managed to take the entrenched administration by surprise. She spent her time connecting directly with the citizens of the county, knocking on doors, meeting with citizens to hear concerns, discuss solutions, and she managed to gather over two hundred thousand votes. Her opponent, meanwhile, spent his time out of state, meeting celebrities and mugging for cameras on behalf of other candidates in other races.
The Boudreau for Sheriff association believes, during the 2010 Michigan Governor race, the people of Michigan sent the current Sheriff a clear message: they were not interested in hiring a man who only spent a scarce amount of time within his own jurisdiction doing his own job, and they were not interested in hiring a career politician that knows little more than posing for pictures. They were looking to elect a leader. They loudly voted him down, and Jane Boudreau would like to ask the citizens of Oakland County to vote him down again.
Join her in her efforts to bring about change that is needed. Learn about what she's going to do for the citizens and businesses of Oakland County, and then make a donation and volunteer for the campaign. No amount is too small, and any donation will help to bring Jane closer to meeting that goal. Sponsor a gathering at your home, tell your friends to get involved, add yourself to our mailing and e-mail list. You can also follow our campaign on Twitter and Facebook or contact our office by calling 248-303-0743.
U.A.W. Region 1
Mayor Tedd M. Wallace (R), South Lyon, MI
Retired Oakland Co. Sheriff's Dept. Sergeant Carole (Leaks) Kimbrough
Congressman Gary Peters, MI District 9
Congressman Sander Levin, District 12
Mayor Virg Bernero, Lansing, MI
State Representative Vickie Barnett, District 37
State Representative Ellen Cogan- Lipton, District 27
State Representative Tim Greimel, OCBOC
Commissioner Mattie Hatchett, OCBOC
Mayor Brenda Lawrence, Southfield, MI
Senator Vincent Gregory, District 14
Commissioner Gary McGillivary, OCBOC
Italian American Democratic Caucus
Troy Democratic Club
West Oakland Democratic Club
Commissioner Janet Jackson
Commissioner Candidate, Tim Burns
Mayor Phil O'Dwyer, Berkley, MI
Marilyn Stephan (Former Mayor- Berkley)
Sheet Metal Workers' Union Local #80
Pipe Fitters Local 636
Equality Michigan Pride PAC