Thank you for your interest in my campaign. I am a veteran peace officer and former prosecutor who is asking the citizens of Collin County for the privilege of serving as their next Sheriff.

In August 1978, two days after my nineteenth birthday, I started my law enforcement career when I was commissioned as a police officer for the City of Harker Heights, Texas. One week later, I was standing post as an Honor Guard over the casket of a friend and fellow officer, who was murdered while on-duty by a fugitive child rapist. My friend’s death had a profound impact on me, and as I stood beside his body, I swore that I would pursue a life of service in the law, protecting the innocent and pursuing the predators who would prey upon and harm them.

We are fortunate to live in the best county in the State of Texas, and with your support I intend to keep it that way. I thank God for affording me the opportunity to serve in a variety of different roles within our criminal justice system, giving me a well rounded perspective; one that I believe uniquely qualifies me to be your next Sheriff.

I hope that you will take some time to examine my qualifications and experience. I count it a tremendous privilege to have earned the Republican nomination for Sheriff in the primary election held on March 1, 2016, ask you to join me as we move toward the General Election for Collin County Sheriff on November 8, 2016.

Thank you,


Pol. Adv. paid for by the Jim Skinner Campaign, Charlie O'Reilly, Treasurer.