This year's annual Penny Severns Integrity Award was presented to retired Macon County sheriff Thomas Schneider. A very deserved tribute to a man that has unselfishly served the citizens of Macon County for over 29 years. It was also an opportunity to meet Mr. Howard Buffett, our current interim sheriff, and see the wonderful friendship and vision these two great men share for this community.
The reason for this letter is that we have an opportunity to elect someone who shares those same values and dreams. A person that has the desire, abilities and commitment to see them continue and grow, Lt. Jonathan Butts.
I urge you, if you get the chance, to talk with Jonathan, he will inspire you. Please, join my wife and me in supporting and voting for Jonathan Butts, a person who will continue the Macon County legacy of electing great sheriffs.
Rod and Jane Severns, Decatur