LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vote for Rich Martin for sheriff

To the editor:

I’m a fourth-generation landowner in Lake County (George F. Duffing Family), with long ties to the community including friends and family that still live in Baldwin. While I don’t have the luxury of living here myself, I do spend a lot of time here and pay attention to local affairs.

Rich Martin is a good personal friend and a professional colleague. I have known him for years and I’m confident he will make an excellent Sheriff for Lake County. He has many years of experience in law enforcement, security and training in firearms and ORV safety.  

His goals of increasing visibility and participation in community policing of the department and the sheriff are much needed and will help increase safety, security and responsiveness for residents, visitors and vacation property owners.

I urge you to vote for Rich Martin for Lake County Sheriff. He will do an outstanding job and improve the performance of the department.


Timothy Bunch

Portage and Lake County, MI