Andrew Zinke Files Nominating Petitions for GOP Primary with Sheriff Endorsements from Surrounding Counties

Andrew Zinke
Andrew Zinke

WOODSTOCK, IL – Undersheriff Andrew Zinke, Republican candidate for McHenry
County Sheriff, formally filed petitions for the March 18 primary. Zinke filed with over two
and a half times the necessary amount of petition signatures, demonstrating the support
of community leaders throughout McHenry County, including retiring Sheriff Keith
“Andy represents a new era in law enforcement, a change from our past, and a new
beginning for the technological changes in law enforcement for McHenry County,”
Nygren said. “He is the type of professional and educated leader we need to continue
moving forward.”

Zinke’s campaign also announced a long list of Northern Illinois Sheriffs who are
endorsing him.


Sheriff Duane Wirth, Boone County
Sheriff Roger Scott, DeKalb County
Sheriff John Zaruba, DuPage County (former president - National Sheriff’s Association)
Sheriff Patrick Perez, Kane County
Sheriff Keith Nygren, McHenry County

Sheriff Richard Meyers, Winnebago County

“I am proud of these endorsements and will continue to work diligently with Sheriff
Nygren as his second-in-command,” Zinke stated. “I look forward to continue my work
with our neighboring Sheriff’s as their peer to further our work together fighting against
the heroin crisis as well as other crime issues that threaten our communities.”

Andrew Zinke has served the citizens of McHenry County as a law enforcement officer
for 25 years and has been with the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) for 23 of
those years. Zinke has served as a patrol deputy, crash investigator, SWAT member,
K9 handler, crisis-hostage negotiator, detective, detective sergeant, patrol lieutenant,
detective lieutenant, and is currently serving as Undersheriff, acting as office head in the absence of the sheriff since 2010.

Under Zinke’s direction and leadership, the MCSO received the Triple-Crown Award for
achievement in law enforcement, making the office one of only 35 sheriff’s offices in the
United States to attain this recognition and the only office in Illinois. Zinke currently
serves as the head of the HEAT (Heroin Enforcement/Education Action Taskforce.)

A graduate of McHenry High School, Zinke holds a B.A. from Judson University and an
M.B.A. (2013) from Aurora University. Andrew and his wife, Kimberly, have three

Citizens to Elect Zinke · P.O. Box 1813 · Woodstock · Illinois 60098

For a Safe and Secure McHenry CountyTM

Paid for by Citizens to Elect Zinke, Republican candidate for Sheriff of McHenry County. A copy of our report filed with the state Board of Elections is available on the Board’s official website or for purchase from the State Board of Elections in Springfield, Illinois.


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