Clipped From Alton Evening Telegraph
A of at Herrin in GOP Race For Sheriff Edwardsville Supervisor To Seek Nomination Earl E. Herrin of Edwardsvllle ab announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for sheriff of Madison County. Long active In Republican politics, Herrin Is now serving his third term as supervisor of Edwardsvllle township. However, his election as sheriff would not necessitate a special election for supervisor as the vacancy that would bo created can be filled by appointment of the Edwardsvllle Town Board. In making the announcement, of his candidacy Mr. Herrin issued the following statement of policy: "If nominated and elected sheriff of Madison County, I will, as sheriff, exercise the same diligence on behalf of the people as I have in other offices that I have held and will specifically endeavor to faithfully carry out the following program, "1. It will be my objective to discharge my duties In a manner that will maintain a program of decent, common-sense, practical, law enforcement, "2. I will cooperate to the fullest extent with all law enforcement agencies In the county, Including the office of state's attorney, and the respective .police departments In the various municipalities. 4 "3. I will not permit Madison County to become a haven or field of operation for gangsters, hoodlums, or other criminal element. Their presence will result in Immediate, positive action by me, and In this I will expect the complete cooperation of ail police departments and other law enforcement agencies in the county. Herrin, a native of St. Jacob, was born in 1892. His father was the late Dr. K. M. Herrin. Mr. Herrin has been a resident of Ed- wardsvllle for moi-rj than 45 years and is a property owner and taxpayer. He attended the local public schools and after graduation from high school he attended Shurtleff College at Alton. He married t Miss Myrtle Barnsback and resiles at 812 Hlllsboro avenue, Edwardsville. The Herrins have two sons, wao ere World War 11 veterans. At present one son, Edwards, is with Shell OU Co, In the New York office and the other son, Earl R, is with the Standard Oil Co., and resides in Kdwards- ville. For many years Herrin was connected with automobile sales. Herrin, in 1924, was elected to the stale legislature and served one term. He was then elected county treasurer and served one term from 1926 to 1930. He was elected Kdwardsville township supervisor in 1941 on the Republican ticket and has given full time to the office. Always a vigorous campaigner mid H good vote getter. Herrin says his candidacy for sheriff is th«- result of encouragement from many influential Republicans in the belief that he would make n strong appeal to independent voters because of his good public record, experience and wide acquaintance throughout the county.