Northern WinnDems is proud to support Richard Kennedy for Winnebago County Board District 6. Richard is a husband, father, and former police officer. He's a graduate of Belvidere High School and has lived in Machesney Park with his wife, Amy, for the past 19 years. All three of his kids are graduates of St. Bridget's in Loves Park.
He joined the Rockford Police Department in 1997. After a year in the Patrol Division, he worked with several different Special Units. These special units focused on high crime areas and community policing, including work with the Rockford Housing Authority, the Department’s Tactical Unit, and the M3 Streets Team. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2007. He was assigned to the Patrol Division, where he served as a resource, supervisor, and mentor to our patrol officers. Unfortunately, he had to retire as a police officer in 2017 after sustaining an injury that made it impossible for him to continue the rigorous work required of full time officers.
He currently works at the Rockford Police Department in a civilian role. He helps visitors at the stations and answers non-emergency calls. He process paperwork for misdemeanor offenses and traffic accidents. He's running because his 25 years of public service have prepared him to fully represent the people of District 6 on the Winnebago County Board. His experience in community engagement and team building within the police department has prepared him to be ready on day one to work with other board members, coming up with the solutions needed to make Winnebago County a better place for us and our families. He'll be a positive voice for our community.
Richard has the experience and skills needed to beat the Republican incumbent, giving Democrats a stronger voice on the Winnebago County Board, but he needs our help to reach all District 6 voters.
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