David W. Staley, of rural Reynolds, a sheriff’s deputy with the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, has announced plans to run for sheriff in the 2014 primary election.
Mr. Staley graduated from Aledo High School and from the Illinois State Police Training Institute. He is a member of the Aledo Masonic Lodge and the Aledo United Methodist Church. He and his wife, Laura who is an English teacher at Mercer County High School, reside in Hamlet. Their son, Joe, and daughter-in-law, Brooke, and their four children live in rural Seaton. Their daughter, Jaclyn, is a student at Trinity School of Nursing in Rock Island.
Mr. Staley, who has been a Mercer County Sheriff’s Deputy since 2004 is an Aledo native and lifelong resident of Mercer County. He has been employed by the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office since 2001, having worked previously as a dispatcher and a corrections officer. He is currently the Firearms Training Officer for the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office and a member of the Tactical Response Team.
Mr. Staley has served the community in various ways over the years including: member of the Aledo School Board 1994 – 1996, part-time police officer for the villages of New Boston 2004 - 2006 and Viola 2012 - present. His hobbies include: hunting, fishing, gardening, do-it-yourself projects, community theater, and Christian missions.