Monroe County sheriff candidate: Troy Thomas

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

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Democrat Democrat Troy Thomas

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.

Thomas has worked as sheriff’s deputy in Monroe County for the last 26 years. He is now a lieutenant. Before that, he worked as a corrections officer at the jail, a job he started after graduating from Bloomington North High School.

Thomas has served on the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters, and is currently a member of the Moose Lodge.

On his campaign website, Thomas outlines five priorities: enriching community engagement; pursuing alternatives to arrest and prosecution; diversity recruitment; transparency; and enhancing jail inmate programming.

Links to Additional Information

Troy Thomas campaign website

Troy Thomas campaign Facebook page

League of Women Voters Troy Thomas profile

Troy Thomas campaign email:

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

Campaign filings

Troy Thomas statement of organization
Troy Thomas declaration of candidacy
Troy Thomas statement of economic interests
Troy Thomas pre-primary report of receipts and expenditures