Please Vote Mayes in the Primary on March 20, 2018

INTEGRITY

INTEGRITY

Integrity and dependability along with trust, honesty and respect are cornerstones of my personal and professional values.

LEADERSHIP

LEADERSHIP

I commit to a better self, to better serve the community. It would be a honor to serve as Sheriff and a proud continuation of my family legacy in the field of law enforcement.

EXPERIENCE

EXPERIENCE

My extensive career in law enforcement has spanned over 32 years, 26 of which have been with the Kane County Police Department.

A Little More About Willie M. Mayes Sr.

Making a difference begins with dedication and takes hard work along with courage and commitment. My implementation
plan focuses on enhancing the quality-of-life for every Kane County resident, especially our impressionable youth.
My family legacy is in military, law enforcement and teaching, all of which are instrumental in police leadership.

Thank You For Your Consideration

It is my aspiration to serve my community in a leadership capacity. As a leader you have the opportunity to lead or guide individuals, teams, or entire organizations to accomplish goals and agreed upon missions. I fully understand and acknowledge the trust, confidence and authority that the community gives by endorsing and voting for a leader. It is my promise that I will not squander what has been entrusted. I humbly ask that you consider Willie M. Mayes Sr., for Kane County Sheriff.

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Through The Years My Story

I have served over 25 years with the Kane County Sheriff’s Department.
Protecting our citizens, supporting our youth and dedicating my life to enhancing our communities.

  • 2018

    I kindly ask for your vote on March 20, 2018. Please vote Mayes for Kane County Sheriff!

  • 2014

    Promoted to Deputy Lieutenant, serving as Public Safety Lieutenant of Operations, Commander of Bomb Squad, Honor Guard Supervisor and ILEAS Mobile Field Force Supervisor.

  • 2014

    Assigned as Deputy lieutenant in charge of the Planning & Training division. I conducted organizational assessments which address and identify skill sets and knowledge gaps of employees which were solved through continued employee training.

  • 2003

    From 2003 through 2014 I proudly served as Deputy Sergeant for Kane County, assigned to the Investigation Division, Commander of the Bomb Squad and Supervisor of the Arson & Evidence Unit.

  • 1994

    From 1994 through 2003 I served as Deputy for Kane County, assigned to the Investigation Division in the Arson, Bomb and Crime Scene Unit.

  • 1992

    From 1992 through 1994 I served as Correctional Officer, supervising 40 to 100 inmates, managing daily functions and operations while maintaining order within the institution.

  • 1992

    In May 1992, I began my career with the Kane County Sheriff's office. Over 25+ years I have earned recognition among peers and supervisors while being honored with numerous awards.

  • 1986

    From 1986 through 1992 I worked as Youth Supervisor for the Illinois Department of Corrections in St. Charles, supervising 30 to 40 male youth residents, apprising team on all security directives and providing crisis intervention and guidance to youth.

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Thursday, February 22nd
5:30pm – 7:30pm
La Quinta de los Reyes
36 E. New York Street
Aurora, IL 60505

Please join our Host Committee with Alderwoman Juany Garza, Karina Garcia, Trinidad Cervantas, Jesus Sanchez and Antonio “Tony” Hylton for a Fundraiser to support Willie Mayes, Democratic Candidate for Kane County Sheriff.

Endorsed by City of Aurora Mayor, Richard C. Irvin.

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Mayes for Sheriff

Learn About My Goals & Platform

It is My Belief

“Making a difference begins with dedication and takes hard work along with courage and commitment. My implementation plan focuses on enhancing the quality-of-life for every Kane County resident, especially our impressionable youth. My family legacy is in military, law enforcement and teaching, all of which are instrumental in police leadership.” – Willie M. Mayes Sr.

My Platform Fundamentals

Accountability and REFORM
Community Engagement
Being an Advocate
Creating SAFER SCHOOLS
Life Experience

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Please help support our campaign. Get involved, volunteer, donate or be an ambassador of our campaign. Every vote counts, every person matters.

My Abilities & Expertise

I am proud to be affiliated with the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #14, the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators, the Illinois Division of International Association for Identification and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives.

AURORA UNIVERSITY
Master of Business Administration, 2017
Concentration in Leadership

AURORA UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies, 2002
Majoring in Criminal Justice Management

WAUBONSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Associate in Science, 1996

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
School of Police Staff & Command (2009)

ILLINOIS LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING & STANDARDS BOARD
First Line Supervisory 40-Hour Skills Program (2005)

ILLINOIS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Hazardous Material Awareness Train-the-Trainer (2003)

MISSILE AND MUNITIONS CENTER & SCHOOL
Hazardous Device Course (1998)

SWAT (SPECIAL WEAPONS AND TACTICS)
Basic Emergency Team Course (1996)

THE JOSEPH BUSINESS SCHOOL
Entrepreneurial Leadership & Management Program (2007)

ILLINOIS FIRE SERVICE INSTITUTE
Hazardous Materials Technician, Module A & B (2005)

NATIONAL FIRE ACADEMY
Fire & Arson Investigation (1999)

DIVISION OF FORENSIC SERVICES
Marijuana Leaf Identification for Officers (1997)

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS POLICE TRAINING INSTITUTE
Basic Law Enforcement 400-Hour Course (1994)

In December 2014, Lieutenant Mayes was transferred to the Patrol Division and worked the dayshift as Public Safety Lieutenant.  Lt. Mayes has continued to serve in that capacity, switching to the Midnight shift, most recently over the past two years.  In 2015, Lt. Mayes enrolled at Aurora University seeking a MBA with concentration in Leadership.  As of March 1 of this year, Lt. Mayes completed his studies and requirements to earn a MBA with Leadership concentration. On May 13, 2017 he will celebrate his 26th year with the Kane County Sheriff’s office. Overall, this year marks his 32nd year in the Law Enforcement Profession.  In 2018, Lt. Mayes will seek the nomination to be the candidate for the Office of Kane County Sheriff.

32 Years in the Law Enforcement Profession

26 Years with the Kane County Sheriff’s Office

Earned MBA from Aurora University

Willie Mayes for Kane County Sheriff
Willie Mayes for Kane County Sheriff

Willie was one of the original members of the Kane County Bomb, Arson & Evidence squad formed in 1999. He was certified as a Bomb Technician, Arson Investigator and Crime Scene Technician. His certification as a Bomb Technician was acquired at the Hazardous Devices School, at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, AL. His Arson Investigator certification was earned from the National Fire Academy in Emmittsburg, MD. Willie honed his skills as an expert with the Bomb, Arson & Evidence group earning him the Officer of the Year Award in 1999.

In 2003, Willie was promoted to Sergeant, and Commander of the Bomb Squad. Since that time he has worked to bring tools and equipment to better protect the community in critical situations and in processing crime scenes. Willie attends the National Bomb Squad Commanders Conference annually to remain current and receptive to nuances in this area of defense and protection.

Officer of the Year Recipient – 1999

Original Kane County Police Office Bomb Squad Member

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Some of My Endorsements

Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin

CITY OF AURORA MAYOR RICHARD C. IRVIN
PROUDLY SUPPORTS MAYES FOR SHERIFF

Thank you Mayor Irvin for Supporting Mayes for Sheriff.

We are honored to have the support of so many distinguished local officials, community leaders, police and fire associates, business owners, friends and family. We sincerely thank each and every one of you for your ongoing support.

Vote Mayes for Sheriff!
BILL BENJAMIN

BILL BENJAMIN

New York Times Best Selling Author & Partner at the Institute for Health & Human Potential, Bill Benjamin, proudly supports Mayes for Sheriff.

WAYNE BILES

WAYNE BILES

Retired Aurora Police Officer, Wayne Biles, proudly supports Mayes for Sheriff.

HUNTLEY BROWN

HUNTLEY BROWN

Renowned Concert Pianist, Huntley Brown, proudly supports Mayes for Sheriff.

EDWARD BUGG

EDWARD BUGG

City of Aurora Alderman, Edward Bugg, proudly supports Mayes for Sheriff.

JERRY BUTLER

JERRY BUTLER

Retired Illinois Department of Correction Executive & Fox Valley Park District Commissioner, Jerry Butler, proudly supports Mayes for Sheriff.

REGINALD (REGGIE) CAMPBELL

REGINALD (REGGIE) CAMPBELL

Attorney, Aurora Township Clerk and Mayes for Sheriff Committee Chair, Reginald (Reggie) Campbell, proudly supports Mayes for Sheriff.

WILLIAM (BILL) CATCHING

WILLIAM (BILL) CATCHING

Aurora Township Supervisor, William (Bill) Catching, proudly supports Mayes for Sheriff.

TRINIDAD CERVANTES

TRINIDAD CERVANTES

Local Business Owner, Trinidad Cervantes, proudly supports Mayes for Sheriff.

NATHANIEL EDMONDS

NATHANIEL EDMONDS

Pastor Nathanial Edmonds, proudly supports Mayes for Sheriff.

TRACI ELLIS

TRACI ELLIS

U-46 Board Member, Traci Ellis, proudly supports Mayes for Sheriff.

KARINA GARCIA

KARINA GARCIA

Local Business Owner, Karina Garcia, proudly supports Mayes for Sheriff.

JUANY GARZA

JUANY GARZA

Aurora Ward 2 Alderwoman, Juany Garza, proudly supports Mayes for Sheriff.

MARSHALL GAURER

MARSHALL GAURER

Retired Aurora Police Officer, Marshall Guarer, proudly supports Mayes for Sheriff.

EDWARD HANSON

EDWARD HANSON

Edward Hanson of the Elgin Fire Department, proudly supports Mayes for Sheriff.

SCHEKETA HART-BURNS

SCHEKETA HART-BURNS

First & Longest serving Alderwoman for the City of Aurora, Scheketa Hart-Burns, proudly supports Mayes for Sheriff.

SHERMAN L. JENKINS

SHERMAN L. JENKINS

Retired Director of Economic Development for the City of Aurora, TSMG publications and Author of Ted Strong Jr., Sherman L. Jenkins, proudly supports Mayes for Sheriff.

GERRY JONES

GERRY JONES

Retired Kane County Board Member, Gerry Jones, proudly supports Mayes for Sheriff.

JEANETTE MIHALEC

JEANETTE MIHALEC

Retired Kane County Board Member, Jeanette Mihalec, proudly supports Mayes for Sheriff.

JUDITH MORRISON

JUDITH MORRISON

Retired Aurora Civil Servant Commissioner, Judith Morrison, proudly supports Mayes for Sheriff.

WILLIAM POWELL

WILLIAM POWELL

Retired Aurora Chief of Police, William Powell, proudly supports Mayes for Sheriff.

JANE SANTIAGO

JANE SANTIAGO

South Elgin Police Officer, Jane Santiago, proudly supports Mayes for Sheriff.

RICK SANTIAGO

RICK SANTIAGO

Elgin Police Officer, Rick Santiago, proudly supports Mayes for Sheriff.

LUIS SANTOYO

LUIS SANTOYO

Cook County Sheriff, Luis Santoyo, proudly supports Mayes for Sheriff.

KEITH SMITH

KEITH SMITH

Retired Kane County Sheriff’s Deputy, Elgin Community College Instructor & Community Youth Program Director, Keith Smith, proudly supports Mayes for Sheriff.

ANGELA C. THOMAS

ANGELA C. THOMAS

Angela C. Thomas of Kane County Board, District 4, proudly supports Mayes for Sheriff.

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