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Being a successful leader in law enforcement requires the ability to balance the necessities of reform with the duties of the office.

Society is demanding better of law enforcement at this moment. I have a vision for the Sheriff’s Office that will lead it into a new era of rejuvenation and growth.

I thank the people of Summit County for entrusting me with the leadership of their Sheriff's Office.

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Command  ☆  Community  ☆  Collaboration




I have wanted to work in law enforcement since I was a young child. As a struggling single mother, I sold nearly everything I owned to pay my way through the police academy. I started my career with the Lakemore Police Department in 1993 as its first and only female officer, then joined the Summit County Sheriff's Office two years later. 


Over the course of nearly three decades with the Sheriff's Office, I had the privilege of working within every department of the Sheriff's Office. I ultimately rose through the ranks to reach the level of Captain, where I was tasked with managing the Office's $44 million budget. 

"As a Captain with 28 years of experience, Kandy understands that the Dignity of Work is not just a slogan, it's how we govern -- that's why I'm proud to endorse Kandy Fatheree for Summit County Sheriff.""

Sherrod Brown - U.S. Senator - State of Ohio

"As a law enforcement professional and former Akron Chief of Police, I respect the fact that Kandy Fatheree has served Summit County with distinction while working for the Sheriff’s Office the past 25 years."

Craig Gilbride - Former Akron Chief of Police
                                33 Years in Law Enforcement

"Kandy represents a new era of leadership for the Summit County Sheriff's Office and her commitment to serving the public has been proven over and over.  She's exactly what we need to move us into the future."

Jeff Fusco - Akron City Council at Large Representative
                                34 Years in City Government & Administration

As a female in law enforcement, I faced many challenges and obstacles along the way through my career, but I found that they only made me stronger and more driven. I realized that I was every bit as smart and capable as my male colleagues. In 2008, I attended the FBI's National Academy for Executive Leadership. It was then that I realized my dream of becoming Sheriff. In 2020, the people of Summit County elected me to be their Sheriff. I was the first female Sheriff in Summit County history, and only the fourth in the entire state. 



Let's Focus on Our Future!  I'd like to hear from you and discover how our Summit County Sheriff's Office can serve you even better. Also, if you'd like to:

  • Volunteer for a parade or festival

  • Do neighborhood canvassing

  • Work at a poll site on Election Day

  • Help with our phone bank

  • Provide a yard sign location

Just let us know! We'd truly appreciate your help.


Friends of Kandy Fatheree

2254 Glenross Drive
Uniontown, OH 44685



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