A press release from Andy Zinke:
Andrew Zinke Files Nominating Petitions for GOP Primary with Sheriff Endorsements from Surrounding Counties
WOODSTOCK, IL – Undersheriff Andrew Zinke, Republican candidate for McHenry
County Sheriff, formally filed petitions for the March 18 primary. Zinke filed with over two
and a half times the necessary amount of petition signatures, demonstrating the support
of community leaders throughout McHenry County, including retiring Sheriff Keith
“Andy represents a new era in law enforcement, a change from our past, and a new
beginning for the technological changes in law enforcement for McHenry County,”
“He is the type of professional and educated leader we need to continue
Zinke’s campaign also announced a long list of Northern Illinois Sheriffs who are
SUPPORTED AND ENDORSED BY ILLINOIS SHERIFF’S
- Sheriff Duane Wirth, Boone County
- Sheriff Roger Scott, DeKalb County
- Sheriff John Zaruba, DuPage County (former president – National Sheriff’s Association)
- Sheriff Patrick Perez, Kane County
- Sheriff Keith Nygren, McHenry County
- Sheriff Richard Meyers, Winnebago County
“I am proud of these endorsements and will continue to work diligently with Sheriff Nygren as his second-in-command,” Zinke stated.
“I look forward to continue my work with our neighboring Sheriff’s as their peer to further our work together fighting against the heroin crisis as well as other crime issues that threaten our communities.”
Andrew Zinke has served the citizens of McHenry County as a law enforcement officer for 25 years and has been with the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) for 23 of those years.
Zinke has served as a patrol deputy, crash investigator, SWAT member, K9 handler, crisis-hostage negotiator, detective, detective sergeant, patrol lieutenant, detective lieutenant, and is currently serving as Undersheriff, acting as office head in the absence of the sheriff since 2010.
Under Zinke’s direction and leadership, the MCSO received the Triple-Crown Award for achievement in law enforcement, making the office one of only 35 sheriff’s offices in the United States to attain this recognition and the only office in Illinois. Zinke currently serves as the head of the HEAT (Heroin Enforcement/Education Action Taskforce.)
A graduate of McHenry High School, Zinke holds a B.A. from Judson University and an M.B.A. (2013) from Aurora University. Andrew and his wife, Kimberly, have three children.