Toledo city councilman Gary Johnson touts his business
and public service experience as he hopes to become the
Democratic nominee. But he will face challenges from current
Oregon police chief Mike Navarre, 64, who spent 34 years
previously with the Toledo Police Dept., the final 13 years as
its police chief. Other Democratic hopefuls include
Lucas Co. Sheriff’s Lt. Ron Collins II, and retired Lucas
Co. Sheriff’s official Maurice Morris.
Lt. Collins II hosted a meet-and-greet fundraiser on Jan. 8, at
Table 44 restaurant in downtown Toledo and was the first to post
campaign signs—large green signs visible right after the
November general election.
Waterville Township trustee Brett Warner will be the lone
Republican running for sheriff during the March primary. Warner
is the community affairs director at the sheriff’s office and
oversees the DARE program.
will run as an independent candidate on the November ballot.
Earl Mack is a retired state liquor control agent and Ohio
Homeland Security deputy director, who has spent his recent
years as president of the Toledo Buffalo Soldiers.
The end result will be a three-candidate field for the November