Citizens of Coles County,

Having served as Coles County Sheriff since 2014, I have strived to create effective and economical change in the department. During my initial campaign, I announced my goal of increasing the visibility and approachability of officers, ensuring a highly trained professional staff and developing programs for prisoners to help reduce recidivism; all which have been successfully completed at no additional cost to the taxpayers in Coles County.

I have identified and implemented several cost-saving initiatives, including securing more than $50,000 in grant funding for a vehicle for the department's K-9 program. I’ve creating a lateral transfer program and virtual visitation and arraignments, which have resulted in reduced personnel costs and increased safety. I have also organized classes and educational programs for inmates taught by volunteers.

I am confident that I can continue to lead the outstanding deputies and staff of the Sheriff’s Department in the service and protection of the citizens of Coles County. I will continue to seek workable solutions that will ensure the safety and security of our county without creating a hardship for taxpayers.

To continue to be successful, it will take a strong and dedicated grass roots organization. I believe the voters of Coles County will step forward with my family in a united volunteer effort. With brochures to purchase, yard signs to order, radio and newspaper ads to place, and 44 precincts to cover, I will need help. I am turning to the people who have known me the longest, who know me best, and I am humbly inviting you to get involved in my campaign and help make a difference.

Thanks in advance for your encouragement, generous support, and prayers. Lisa and I are both grateful for your friendship and wish you blessings and a safe and happy summer!

Sincerely,

Jimmy Rankin

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Professional Accomplishments

Jimmy has worked tirelessly to improve the Coles County Sheriff's Department.

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