Williamsfield Police Chief announces candidacy for Knox County Sheriff.

There is yet another Democratic candidate vying for Knox County Sheriff in 2022. Williamsfield Police Chief James Robertson announced his candidacy Friday morning (January 21st). Robertson, a 24-year law enforcement veteran, has been police chief of Williamsfield for the past seven years and also served in the Illinois Army National Guard. In a statement, Robertson said, “After careful consideration and the encouragement of several colleagues, citizens and friends, I have decided to run for Sheriff of Knox County in 2022,” said Robertson. “I have served our communities faithfully over a long career in law enforcement, and I look forward to continuing to serve the county as the next Knox County Sheriff. During my career as a law enforcement officer, I have served through three
sheriffs, learning what changes work and the ones that don’t. During that time, I acquired an understanding of what the County needs in a well-run and effective Sheriff’s Office. I have decided the only way to make the needed changes is to serve as the Sheriff.” Former Knox County Sheriff’s Deputy Douglas Sampson announced his intention to seek the Democratic nomination for sheriff earlier this month. Knox County Detective and K9 handler Republican Jack Harlan announced his candidacy back in August. Knox County Sheriff David Clague, a Democrat, last year announced he was stepping down after 15 years.