James 'Jim' Lengel for Sheriff
  "The Right Man at The Right Time for Unicoi County"

Letters of Support

To the citizens of Unicoi County Tennessee,


I have had the good fortune to know James Lengel for more than fifteen years.  I first met when Jim and I worked for the United States Marshall Service in Cleveland Ohio. Our professional relationship continued when we were both employed by the Notre Dame College Police Department.


During our professional relationship I have found Jim to be one of the most honest, professional

hard working law enforcement officers I have dealt with in my forty-year career.  Jim’s integrity is beyond reproach.  We have visited Jim in Tennessee, and Unicoi County is beautiful, and we are contemplating moving to your county.   My family and I were pleased to learn that Jim had decided to seek the office of sheriff.


When elected Jim will provide the leadership necessary to again make Unicoi County Sheriffs office one of the premier agencies serving the citizens of Tennessee.


The State of Ohio lost a good man when Jim and his family moved to Tennessee. Our loss is your gain, Jim is deserving of your vote and will serve you and your families well.





James E. Zindroski, Esq.

Retired Police Chief, Deputy Director Safety and Security Cleveland Municipal Schools, Special Agent in Charge United States Coast Guard Central Region, Graduate of FBI National Academy 135th session. 

Citizens of Unicoi, County Tennessee


I have known Jim Lengel for twenty years on both a professional and personal level.  I first met Jim when he was Chief Deputy of Geauga County, and I was one of his volunteer Deputies. Jim is a dedicated family man, an honest, educated, experienced police professional, who deserves your vote for Sheriff.  As Chief Deputy Jim competently and fairly administrated our Sheriff’s Office.


On a personal level, I experienced the worst tragedy a parent can experience.  My son, while attending college in another state, was killed in a traffic accident. I received that news while at our farm, and alone. My wife Cathy was working as a nurse. As you can imagine, I was devastated and heart-broken. I knew I had to talk with someone I respected, trusted, a friend who cared.  I called Jim, and he immediately came to my home. Jim is one tough cop, but he is also one of the most caring men I know, we cried together, and he helped me break the news to my wife.  Later at the funeral, as the Hearst drove the twenty miles to the cemetery during a blowing snowstorm when it was 10 degrees, Jim had a Deputy Sheriff with a cruiser, at every intersection standing at attention, in honor of my son, because he was the son of one of his men.  I will never forget the compassion he and his wife, Katy gave to me and my family during that tragic time.


If that is the kind of man, you want for your Sheriff in Unicoi County, Tennessee, vote for Jim, he will not let you down!


Larry Carver

United States Army, Retired

Educator, Akron School System

Alliance, Ohio














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