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Oscar Martinez

Martinez is future of Lake County Sheriff's Department

Oscar Martinez was deputy commander of a drug multi-jurisdictional task force. He has solid credentials having extensive experience in budgets, figuring overtime pay and grant compliance, while working with both police officers and civilians in 17 different agencies.

May 04, 2014 12:00 pm

We need Martinez's commitment to Lake youths

I have known Oscar Martinez for 12 years. As long as I have known him, he’s been in the St. John Girls Softball League and has been president for the last seven years.

May 04, 2014 12:00 pm

Vote for Martinez, who has 20 years experience

I have had the honor to get to know Oscar Martinez, and I cannot think of anyone who could possibly do the sheriff’s job better. I realize the sheriff has a lot of authority and needs to be a hands-on individual. I would think that having experience on the force for over 20 years says enough…

May 02, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: We endorse Buncich, Bursac for sheriff

EDITORIAL: We endorse Buncich, Bursac for sheriff

Both Democrats and Republicans have decisions to make in the Lake County sheriff's race. Each party's nominee will be chosen May 6.

April 27, 2014 12:00 am Video
RICH JAMES: Sheriff Buncich has earned others' votes

RICH JAMES: Sheriff Buncich has earned others' votes

John Buncich was first elected Lake County sheriff in 1994 – a generation ago by most standards.

April 27, 2014 12:00 am

Lake sheriff towers over political 'haves' and 'have nots'

CROWN POINT | Maybe it's the uniform, but Lake County Sheriff John Buncich is the most attractive candidate on the ballot to political donors.

April 24, 2014 2:35 pm
Oscar Martinez

Oscar Martinez

Oscar Martinez

April 07, 2014 10:23 am
Election lottery is tops for lucky candidates

Election lottery is tops for lucky candidates

CROWN POINT | The odds of appearing atop the heap of candidates for the May 6 primary were nearly even for both public officials seeking re-election and their challengers.

February 18, 2014 9:30 pm
RICH JAMES: We're in for a boring primary election season

RICH JAMES: We're in for a boring primary election season

When the dust settled Friday as filing closed for the May primary elections, I couldn’t help but think the Lake County Democratic Party had lost its swagger.

February 12, 2014 12:00 am

Ligon files to run for Lake County sheriff

CROWN POINT | Richard Ligon, former Gary public safety director, filed his candidacy Tuesday for Lake County sheriff in 2014.

January 14, 2014 8:15 pm
RICH JAMES: Dominguez needs more than a smile to win

RICH JAMES: Dominguez needs more than a smile to win

Former Lake County Sheriff Roy Dominguez is suggesting there is a hew and cry for him to run for county auditor.

October 02, 2013 12:00 am

Former Lake sheriff considers county auditor race

CROWN POINT | Former Lake County Sheriff Roy Dominguez is contemplating a new foray into county politics.

September 26, 2013 6:15 pm Related

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Three's company as Martinez announces run for Lake County sheriff

ST. JOHN | Lake County police Sgt. Oscar Martinez will make another run in 2014 to become sheriff.

June 15, 2013 7:30 pm

Ligon may challenge Buncich for sheriff

CROWN POINT | Col. Richard Ligon, former city of Gary Public Safety director, has formed an exploratory committee to consider running for Lake County sheriff in 2014.

March 18, 2013 6:57 pm

Cop's complaint about demotion signals early start to Lake County sheriff campaign

CROWN POINT | A veteran Lake County officer thinks he is making Sheriff John Buncich nervous about his political future.

January 14, 2013 12:00 am

Top drug cop now Lake Ridge Schools resource officer

CROWN POINT | The Lake County sheriff has reassigned one the county's best known drug cops to keep the peace at Lake Ridge Community Schools.

October 15, 2012 7:10 pm
Police hit $340,000 jackpot

Police hit $340,000 jackpot

CROWN POINT | Lake County authorities recovered $340,000 Thursday afternoon from the backseat of a car driven by someone police described after his arrest as "a nervous young man."

January 13, 2011 5:06 pm Photos

Photos

Buncich names team to combat crime

CROWN POINT | Lake County Sheriff-elect John Buncich named a team of active and retired police officers he said will combat illicit drugs, gang violence, prostitution, sexual predators and child abuse while treating victims of home foreclosures with "compassion."

December 21, 2010 12:00 am
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