Osceola County’s top cop seeks reelection

Sheriff Ed Williams enters race on Republican ticket

Ed Williams

Ed Williams

REED CITY — Osceola County Sheriff Ed Williams recently announced his plans to run for reelection in the 2020 election.

Williams, 48, officially filed to run on the Republican ticket April 17.

Although he has only been serving as sheriff since August, Williams has several decades of military and law enforcement experience and said he is excited to continue his career with the county.

“The time has went by extremely fast,” he said. “It has been enjoyable and exciting but time is going by a lot faster than I would like.”

Williams said as a resident of the county, he holds those in positions of power to a high standard of leadership, including himself, and believes people deserve someone who will always do the job to the best of their ability.

He said he still has many goals for the remainder of his current term that he would like to accomplish.

“I’m hoping between now and the end of the year we have increased the relationship with the sheriff’s posse and can continue to build on relations,” Williams said.

Along with these goals, he said he has plans for improving the sheriff’s office in the years to come if he is reelected.

“Coming into the new four-year term, our No. 1 goal is to protect and serve the people,” Williams said. “To do that I must provide the community with a professional and trained police force and that requires leadership, which is my role.”

To learn more about Williams’ background and campaign, call 231-846-0651 or email sheriff@osceolacountymi.com.

According to the Osceola County Clerk’s Office, one other person has filed to run on the Republican ticket for the position of sheriff.

The filing deadline for the 2020 election was April 21.