Thank you for your interest in my re-election campaign for Collin County Sheriff. I am a veteran peace officer and former prosecutor, and I’m asking the citizens of Collin County for the privilege of serving a second term as 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 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 catching 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 as your Sheriff and lead the brave men and women of the Collin County Sheriff’s office during this time of explosive growth and prosperity in our county.

Unfortunately, with prosperity and growth sometimes comes unsavory elements in our society, and we must remain vigilant to protect and defend our families and property. I am committed to that end, and I am asking for your help. I hope that you will take some time to examine my qualifications, experience, and accomplishments as your Sheriff.

Thank you,


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