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Deputy Hemesath Running for Delaware County Sheriff in 2024

A Delaware County deputy has announced he’s running for Sheriff in 2024. 

With longtime Sheriff John LeClere planning to retire, Travis Hemesath decided the time was right.

Hemesath was born and raised as a farm kid in northeast Iowa, graduating from Crestwood High School and obtaining a degree in Police Science.

He’s spent about sixteen years working in law enforcement.

Hemesath feels his experience and ideas make him a good candidate for Sheriff.

If he’s elected as Delaware County Sheriff, Hemesath says he would like to continue a lot of the things the Sheriff’s Office is doing now – but work on making more advancements too. One of his ideas is implementing a search and rescue drone program.

He’d also like to start a school resource officer program for our Delaware County schools.

And he says he believes in being fiscally responsible with taxpayers’ dollars. 

Hemesath says he’s thankful for the support and great response from the public since announcing his run for Sheriff. He’ll appear on the primary ballot next year in June of 2024, with voters choosing a new Sheriff in the November 2024 general election. 

You can find out more about Hemesath’s campaign online at or check out “Travis Hemesath for Sheriff” on Facebook. 

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