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"The Drug Enforcement Association of Federal Narcotics Association (DEAFNA) enthusiastically endorses Ken Magee for Sheriff of Washtenaw County Michigan this November. Ken Magee is a highly experienced law enforcement officer with 33 years of experience including 24 years with the Drug Enforcement Administration. Ken Magee was part of the strategic planning and intelligence operations program while assigned to DEA headquarters in Washington D.C. During his tenure at the Drug Enforcement Administration Ken worked in enforcement, internal affairs, as well as harm reduction and prevention. Ken Magee is a respected law enforcement professional who brings decades of practical experience to the table. Ken Magee plans to focus resources on the current fentanyl/opioid crisis that continues to kill Americans. We are proud of our colleague and wish him continued success as he endeavors to continue his service to his country and his community. "
"Washtenaw County is a void of true leadership. This is no more felt than at the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department where numerous highly questionable decisions have been made negatively impacting Public Safety as well as the ability to trust the integrity of Executive & Administrative Leadership the WSCO. A Leader with high morals, ethics, values and decades of experience sets the best practices for how to direct and manage department of Law Enforcement. The leader we as Washtenaw County Residents need for the WSCO is Ken Magee. As a small business owner, prior Elected Official and former Correctional Officer (E-9) for the Michigan Department of Corrections, Ken Magee has my full and unwavering endorsement to be the next Sheriff of Washtenaw County."
"It is an honor for me to endorse Ken Magee to be the next Sheriff of Washtenaw County. I first met Ken when I was in charge of the DEA office in Colombia. As the leader in the search for the world's most wanted fugitive, Pablo Escobar, I assigned Ken to the Escobar search team. I witnessed Ken lead by example as a key participant in the search for Pablo Escobar. I know that Ken can operate at the world's biggest stage in law enforcement and I have no doubt that he will be able to translate his experience to the position of Sheriff in Washtenaw County."
"I’ve known Ken since he was a little boy growing up in Ann Arbor. I first met his mother, Bettie Magee, a social justice warrior in Washtenaw County. Ken shares my passion for Michigan Football as well as substance use disorder education and prevention. Ken combines his compassion for people and his experience in law enforcement into a complex plan to handle the opioid epidemic our community faces. I believe that Ken has created a plan that is unique and will have a major impact in the battle to save lives. I endorse Ken Magee for Washtenaw County Sheriff."
"I was kidnapped with my partner while on an undercover assignment in Colombia. We were tortured, shot, and by the grace of God, survived after I was shot in the neck by my captures. Ken Magee promised me that Rene Benitez, the ring leader of my kidnapping and attempted assassination would be apprehended. Ken was true to his word as he led the effort to locate and apprehend Benitez, who is now serving life in prison. I'm proud to endorse Ken as the next Sheriff of Washtenaw County. His commitment to justice is unparalleled, his word is good as gold, and Washtenaw County will be safer with Ken Magee as Sheriff."
"I have known Ken Magee for over thirty years, both as a professional colleague and friend. Ken and I worked together during our careers as Special Agents of the DEA. Ken was an innovative and tenacious investigator who excelled in our mission of fighting the scourge of drugs in our nation. He also recognized the importance of solving the drug problem holistically, through strong enforcement of our laws, combined with widespread prevention programs and substance use disorder treatment for afflicted citizens. Throughout Ken Magee’s extensive law enforcement career, he has treated all people with dignity and respect while he dutifully enforced the law without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, appearance, or politics. He has always been an advocate for people from all walks of life. He has a strong moral compass and exudes integrity in all his activities. Ken Magee’s extensive law enforcement and leadership experience make him ideally suited for the position of Sheriff of Washtenaw County, where he was proudly born and raised. I believe that Washtenaw County needs a person of character like Ken Magee."
"Since 1990 and while we worked together in the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) I have known Ken Magee and consider Ken an honest and recognized defender of the American People. While serving his Nation in local law enforcement and in the U.S. Department of Justice, Ken served at every level of investigator and supervisory positions, always placing the community before himself and committing to a career that makes America a safer, better place. His dedication and service has been recognized by some of the highest officials in the Federal government, as well as State and Local agencies. It is with great pleasure for me to recommend Ken Magee to be the next Sheriff of Washtenaw County, where he will arduously commit to serving all citizens of this community. You can be assured that Sheriff Magee would focus on every committed promise he has made to the good people of Washtenaw."
"I have witnessed Ken Magee's outstanding leadership skills firsthand when we served together on the Board of Governors of the University of Michigan Club of Ann Arbor. Ken is an inclusive leader that understands how to handle sensitive topics and demonstrates time and time again his team building skills. Washtenaw County needs leaders like Ken Magee and when elected Sheriff, the entire county will see they made the right choice. Ken is the candidate best equipped to tackle the issues we face as a county."
"Over 50 years ago, Ken walked into our Taekwondo school in Ann Arbor with a hunger to develop himself in leadership. He is a hard working man of good character who is not afraid of a challenge, leads by example and is willing to work to protect the rights and privileges of others. That's why I'm endorsing him for Sheriff of Washtenaw County".
"Ken Magee has always served his country outstandingly, and he
has performed each and every assignment with the highest degree of valor, integrity, competency and professionalism. I have worked with and known Ken Magee for more than 35 years. He is honest, hardworking dedicated, competent, knowledgeable and extremely capable. Ken Magee is a high achiever and works extremely well with all he comes into contact with. Once elected, Ken Magee will serve your county well."
"Ken's qualifications for Sheriff exceeds that of his contemporaries. A commensurate public safety professional, Ken is a proven leader with extensive experience and insight who will enact innovative programs that reflect an honest, fair, and thoughtful balance between enforcing the rule of law equitably and protecting the sensitive social needs and concerns of a diverse community. Every individual and family in Washtenaw County will greatly benefit with Ken Magee as their Sheriff!"
"Ken Magee knows how to create teams to attack crime. I was an agent for the Colombian Government and I teamed up with Ken during his time in Colombia. Together, we arrested a top 10 FBI most wanted fugitive, a hitman who murdered 33 people, a man who escaped from a Puerto Rican prison via helicopter, and many more violent, dangerous individuals. Ken's ability to create in-depth strategies to stop crime and apprehend violent criminals has made the world a safer place. I endorse Ken Magee for Sheriff of Washtenaw County because he is one of the most effective law enforcement leaders I have ever known."
" I first met Ken Magee when we were both assigned to investigate and take down a violent motorcycle gang in Kentucky. From all over the country to international, I have worked alongside Ken many times throughout my law enforcement career. Ken's ability to stay focused in the moment while looking towards future outcomes makes him a dynamic leader. Throughout my 30 year career, I have met thousands of law enforcement officers and there is no question that Ken is one of the best cops I have ever met and is the only choice for the next Sheriff of Washtenaw County."
"Ken and I met in the mid-1990's during one of our numerous worldwide assignment and have maintained our professional relationship ever since. I know Ken as a good and trusted friend who has a heart of gold, always going out of his way to help others in need, no matter who they are. I have truly valued his guidance and unwavering support over the years. Ken is an honest and dedicated servant leader and I wholeheartedly endorse Ken for Sheriff of Washtenaw County."
We have known Ken Magee over forty years. When our son passed away from a drug overdose over a decade ago, Ken was there to provide us information and supported community awareness of the opioid problems in our county. Ken is of high character, a high energy person and his effortless dedication and true compassion is the right step forward in keeping our community a safer place to live for our family and yours.
We endorse Ken Magee for Washtenaw County Sheriff"
"I have known Ken Magee (Ken) for over 30 years and the pleasure of working with him as a supervisor within the US Department of Justice, DEA. Our paths have crossed many times during these years while
we oversaw numerous complex criminal investigations involving domestic and international criminal organizations. In addition, we held additional responsibilities supervising law enforcement officers (federal, state, and local), conducted various fiscal and enforcement audits and internal affairs
investigations. Ken always had the unique ability to work well with the many personalities within these organizations while getting a difficult job done. He would routinely work the hours necessary to accomplish the
mission or task at hand and never had a issue with rolling his sleeves up to assist those needing help. This trait is a serious need in today’s law enforcement environment. Another skill set he always displayed evenly was accountability, respect, and dignity to ALL those he encountered. This is a necessity in leading a professional and respected law enforcement organization. Kens professional background and proven skill sets gives him that needed edge to be an outstanding Sheriff who will serve his community’s needs extremely well. I am very proud to have known Ken and without hesitation highly endorse him as your next Sheriff of Washtenaw County."
"I’ve known Ken Magee for over 40 years. Ken has had an expansive career in law enforcement. He has has worked in both local and federal law enforcement, with his duties varying from on-the-street assignments to administrative work and executive leadership. Ken is a man of integrity and is eminently qualified to be sheriff. He has my endorsement to be Sheriff of Washtenaw County."
"Ken Magee is a dynamic law enforcement leader that will bring a new strategy to the sheriff's office to fight crime & violence. Ken has over three decades of experience that the citizens of Washtenaw County deserve to have from their next sheriff. Born in Ann Arbor, Ken loves his community and that can be seen through his involvement with residents when public safety concerns arise. I am proud to endorse Democrat Ken Magee to be the next sheriff of Washtenaw County"
"As a former Special Agent for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, I had the privilege of working with Ken Magee for three decades defending our communities and nation against the threat of international drug trafficking and related crimes. Mr. Magee is a man of experience, dedication and intellect who would bring that talent and expertise to the Office of the Sheriff of Washtenaw County to better serve the needs of the citizens throughout your community. I wish to provide my full endorsement to Ken Magee for Sheriff and urge you to do the same for the improvement of the safety and security of the citizens across Washtenaw County."
"Ken Magee and I met in Law Enforcement Career Camp in 1975--our law enforcement careers diverged, but I can tell you that Ken is enthusiastic, tireless and dedicated to keeping criminals off the street and citizens safe. I endorse Ken Magee for Sheriff of Washtenaw County."
"Ken is a dedicated professional with the right combination of education, ethics and professionalism. Ken has the background and energy to be a great Sheriff. A vote for Ken is a vote for a better department."
"I have known Ken for over 15 years now and am amazed at the depth of knowledge he has regarding the issues of both Immigration and Criminal Law. Ken's straight forward no-nonsense style is what the Washtenaw County community needs in a sheriff."
"As a retired Special Agent of the FBI I have known Kenny Magee for over thirty years, as a young man whose life-long dream was to become a law enforcement officer, as a police officer, and as a Special Agent of the Drug Enforcement Agency. He has all of the qualifications necessary to become the next Sheriff of Washtenaw County. He has the intellect, moral and ethical standards, fairness, and compassion as well as administrative skills to lead the Washtenaw County Sheriff's office."
"I have known Ken since the early 1980s. I was his shift commander when he began his law enforcement career at the Jackson Police Department. From his first day on the job, Ken demonstrated intelligence, integrity, initiative, and an innate aptitude for the work. Ken is always respectful, fair, and empathetic with the public. Ken is a natural leader. I highly recommend him for Sheriff to the citizens of Washtenaw County."
"I first met Ken Magee when I was a Chief Inspector in the Office of Professional Responsibility (Internal Affairs)at DEA Headquarters. I was investigating a very sensitive corruption case involving a DEA employee assigned to Colombia. In short, the case was closed successfully and I witnessed first-hand Ken's commitment to fight police corruption. Later when I was the Chief of Major Investigations in Headquarters, I had occasion to travel to Colombia frequently and again, had regular interaction with Ken. He is a patriot, extremely dedicated to the mission, and a very well qualified law enforcement professional."
"I had the pleasure to work with Ken Magee when he was in charge of the DEA in Portland, I was the Chief of Police in Beaverton. He was a very competent leader, and a great partner to work with. I'm very proud to endorse Ken Magee for Sheriff"
"I have known Ken for approximately 15 years and have been impressed with all he does for the community. He is committed to multiple causes and is generous with his time, knowledge, and expertise. He is sensible in his approach to problem solving and doing what’s right to ensure the integrity and accountability of law enforcement. Based on my knowledge of his federal service background and witnessing first-hand his dedication to making our community safe from harm and drugs, I endorse Ken Magee for Washtenaw County Sheriff."