Editor, Times-Union:

For the last year I have had the privileged position of working alongside Jim Smith during his term as president of the Warsaw Breakfast Optimist Club and from my experience there is no one better to lead as sheriff than Jim Smith.

For the last year I have witnessed Jim lead with a heart of service and a head for the big picture and I know he will do the same as sheriff.

When he stepped into the role as president, Jim Smith set a clear vision for what his term would look like and I watched as time after time he delivered on his promises. Throughout his candidacy, Jim has put forth a vision for how he will lead the Sheriff's Department and I know from my own experience, he will deliver on that vision.

I'm proud to call Jim Smith my friend and I hope you will join me in electing him our next sheriff of Kosciusko County.

Chris Plack

Warsaw, via e-mail