ENDORSEMENTS

The voters of Cass County will have a clear choice for Sheriff on election day.  Beyond a broad, decades long background in law enforcement, Sheriff Tom Burch has brought a strong management focus to the operation of the Cass County Sheriff’s office. A state of the art communications system, cross-training staff for more focused service delivery, and working closely and cooperatively with the Cass Board of Commissioners and the Cass County Attorneys office provides the basis for  the Sheriff’s Office offering high level services while keeping tax payer costs low.  His work with TRIAD, the Association of Cass County Lakes, and other grass roots organizations  keeps him close to the pulse of the community and better able to serve the citizens. On his watch and with new staff leadership, the Minnesota Dept. of Corrections rating of the antiquated  county jail facility has risen to very high levels compared to those of years past.   I strongly urge the voters of Cass County to re-elect Sheriff Tom Burch and keep him working hard for all of us, providing high quality law enforcement and service to the community.

Steve Johnson, Longville MN

Sheriff Burch has served the citizens of Cass County for 28 years in several different capacities. He was first a patrol deputy, then a sergeant, followed by your chief deputy for 10 years, and now as your sheriff for the last four years. I believe that he has proven his leadership abilities over the course of his career. Sheriff Burch cares a lot about the people of Cass County. He is hardworking, caring, trustworthy and has the integrity you should expect to see in your sheriff. I have no doubt he will continue to serve you in this manner. When you have a proven leader that you can count on for your safety, one that you know will rise to the challenges that he is presented with the highest level of honesty and integrity, why would take a chance on anyone else? I'm proud to call him my friend.

 Carey Johnson, Lake County Sheriff

This is letter is in support of Sheriff Tom Burch's campaign for re-election. I have been in law enforcement for 24 years and have known and trusted Tom as a dedicated, honorable officer and leader that entire time! Tom is a devoted family man with high integrity and has committed himself to building a positive, professional public image of law enforcement in his community. Tom has set a bar in his office expecting accountability, discipline and fairness from his officers and staff and has been a quality leader for Cass County. Tom cares for and has done an exemplary job for the citizens of Cass County. I ask that when you go to the polls in November that you take into consideration my support and keep him as your sheriff. It is my belief that Cass County is fortunate to have Tom Burch as sheriff.

 Sheriff Victor J. Williams, Itasca County

Tom Burch has served Cass County as Chief Deputy Sheriff since I became Sheriff. I believe Tom has the experience, knowledge and skills to lead the Cass County Sheriff's office into the future."
Full Endorsement Letter HERE
Former
Cass County Sheriff Randy Fisher

"I have known Tom for the 5 years that I have been Undersheriff with Lake County.  I believe Tom to be a hard working, caring individual that the citizens of Cass County can be proud to call “Sheriff”. I whole-heartedly endorse Tom Burch for Sheriff of Cass County."

Jerry Norberg, Undersheriff - Lake County Sheriff's Office

"As a Cass County Commissioner I have worked closely with Chief Deputy Tom Burch for ten years. I have observed Tom’s decision making ability, management skills and professionalism. Tom possesses in-depth knowledge and has practical working relationships with the county commissioners. There is no better choice than Chief Deputy Tom Burch for Sheriff of Cass County, and I heartily endorse him."

Jim Demgen, Former District 1 Commissioner

"As attorney for the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association I was privileged to know many dedicated officers, and I can truly say no one is more dedicated than Tom Burch.  Tom's entire professional career has been in service to Cass County. Tom served as a supervisor for 18 years and has been the chief deputy for the last 10. Vote Tom Burch for Cass County Sheriff."

Edward N. Mansur

I have known Tom Burch as the neighbor kid next door, as my student in high school, and as a career law enforcement agent. I watched Tom advance from road deputy, to sergeant, and then to the Chief Deputy. I see a highly motivated individual ready to give a 100% to his family, his community, and his job protecting the citizens of Cass County. When 100% isn’t enough, Tom will give the extra needed, and that is why I’m supporting Tom Burch for Sheriff of Cass County.

Robert Bruckbauer
District Five Director Board
Vice President Lake Country Power

As President/CEO of American Eagle Security Systems for 24 years, I know the importance of having experienced, professional local law enforcement. We work with sheriffs’ offices all across Minnesota. I am in a unique position to observe the responsiveness to my clients’ needs. Tom Burch has managed the operations of the Cass County Sheriff’s Office for the past 10 years. I can assure my clients, and all Cass County residents, that our sheriff’s office is among the best. Experience matters, vote for Tom Burch, the best qualified to be the next Cass County Sheriff.

Kevin F. Tschida, President
American Eagle Security Systems, Inc.

 

Cass County residents are fortunate to have an exceptionally qualified candidate running for Sheriff, Tom Burch. Having known Tom for 31 years, I have personally witnessed his dedication to family, friends, community and career. I’m extremely confident he will give the same dedication when he is elected Sheriff.

Rick Blundell
Remer, MN

PROVEN LEADER IN TOUGH TIMES
Chief Deputy for the Cass County Sheriff for a decade, Tom Burch has the knowledge and leadership to work with local law enforcement, state crime bureau, state patrol, and county board of commissioners. In tough economic times with limited budgets, now is not the time for "on the job" training. Tom Burch has my vote for Sheriff; I hope he has yours .

Steve Johnson
Longville, MN 

Tom Burch has Morals, Values and Integrity!

I have known Tom Burch for well over 15+ years. Tom Burch, as Chief Deputy has always taken any concerns I may have, seriously, followed up, and been available 24/7. Being the daughter of a retired 28 year Detroit Police Officer, I know the importance of morals, ethics and integrity. Tom has outstanding morals, integrity and ethics in dealing with not only county matters, but also with his own family. He has the experience to run a Sheriff's dept! I would trust Tom Burch with my life! His family is lucky to call them their own, and the citizens of Cass County should be proud to elect him to the office of Cass County Sheriff! Vote for Tom Burch!

Cindy Walhof
Walker MN

I have known Tom Burch for many years as an upstanding citizen, a proven leader and a dedicated public official. During these trying economic times, Tom will continue to support the good of the people as he has energetically done for the past 24 years when elected Cass County Sheriff.

David Hendrickson
Pillager MN

To Every one in Cass County: I Believe that we must elect a Sheriff that has the experience, knowledge and leadership to cover all of Cass County not just one city. This is a large county with too few Deputies. The Sheriff must have an extensive knowledge of the entire county to lead and supervise his Deputies. I strongly believe Tom Burch should be our next Sheriff, because he has those skills already. As a resident of Cass County for 34 years, I have seen the work Tom Burch has completed. With his soft spoken manner and knowledge of the public’s needs, he has the reputation of getting the job done. He’s especially good with senior citizens and watching out for their welfare. Please vote to make yourself heard.

Frederick T. Smith
Longville MN

To submit an official endorsement for Tom Burch please send it to: tom@burchforsheriff.com

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