Monroe County sheriff candidate: Steve Hale

Steve Hale is running for a four-year term as the sheriff of Monroe County. Hale faces Ruben Marté, Angie Purdie, Joani Stalcup, and Troy Thomas in the May 3, 2022 Democratic Party primary.

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Democrat Steve Hale

The winner of that race will face Republican Nathan Williamson in the Nov. 8, 2022 general election. Williams is unopposed for sheriff in the Republican Party primary.

Hale has worked as a deputy sheriff in Monroe County for the last 15 years and is currently a sergeant. Before that he worked seven years as a correctional officer at the Monroe County jail.

Hale attended Indiana University and studied criminal justice. He is married to Laura Hale, and they have two daughters, age 11 and 5.

Hale’s campaign website outlines a vision with five elements: diversity and inclusion; school involvement; mental health; interdiction; and advanced training. Hale’s website also describes a “career path” program he wants to implement that includes job training for inmates while they are still in jail so that when they are released, they can start at the job that same day.

Links to Additional Information

Steve Hale campaign website

Steve Hale campaign Facebook page

League of Women Voters Steve Hale profile

Steve Hale campaign email address:

April 4, 2022 forum for Democratic Party primary candidates for sheriff: YouTube version of CATS broadcast.

Campaign filings

Steve Hale statement of organization
Steve Hale declaration of candidacy
Steve Hale statement of economic interests
Steve Hale pre-primary report of receipts and expenditures