As a longtime resident of Deschutes County concerned about the future of our community, I will be voting for Scott Schaier for Deschutes County sheriff.
I have known Scott and his family since they moved to Bend seven years ago. Throughout his work as a Bend Police officer and his time as a school resource officer, Scott has demonstrated both integrity and leadership. He is an innovate thinker, wholly committed to improving the safety of our streets by addressing mental health issues that impact our neighborhoods and bringing more voices to the table in pursuing social justice.
Scott understands that delivering comprehensive mental health care for fellow officers and inmates in the city jail is critical to fostering safe communities. As sheriff, his department will also provide officers with training on how to better support and respond to individuals struggling with mental illness.
When residents took to the streets to protest the killings of George Floyd and other Black Americans, Scott was there to listen. He has continued to listen and ask questions, seeking out partnerships with leaders in our Black community and communities of people of color. The Central Oregon Diversity Project and Embrace Bend have endorsed Scott’s candidacy.
At a time of dissension and division, Scott’s action plan is one all Deschutes County residents can get behind. Please join me in voting Scott Schaier for Sheriff.
— Claudia Hinz, Bend