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Sheriff John Wilson Announces He Will Run for Re-election


Clare County Sheriff John S. Wilson is pleased to announce that he will seek his fourth term as your Clare County Sheriff.

Sheriff Wilson is a lifelong resident of Clare County. His family moved to Harrison back in the 1930s, with his grandfather Dr. Earl C. Wilson opening up a family practice. Sheriff Wilson’s parents, Malcolm and Shirley Wilson, made their home here raising all five of their children.

Sheriff Wilson started in law enforcement back when he was in the 8th grade when he joined the Explorer Program under then Sheriff Gus Aleck. At age 21 he joined the Clare County Sheriff Reserve unit donating hundreds of hours while working a full-time job at a local grocery store. Sheriff Wilson was hired in 1989 working part time until going through the Delta Police Academy.

Sheriff Wilson has held the following positions over his career with Clare County: Corrections Officer, Dispatcher, Deputy Sheriff, Road Patrol Sergeant, School Liaison Officer, Rescue/Recovery Diver, K-9 Handler, Emergency Response Team Member, SCBA Visual Tank Inspector, Firearms Instructor, Concealed Pistol License Instructor, Public Information Officer, and IT Administrator. Sheriff Wilson has written and assisted in writing grants bringing hundreds of thousands of dollars to Clare County over the years.

Sheriff Wilson’s main goal will always be to protect the people of Clare County and those traveling through and visiting. To accomplish this is to maintain a staff of experienced employees through a desirable work environment.


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