Tommy Wheless

For Sheriff of Oglethorpe County

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Crawford, GA – January 22, 2016

Crawford businessman and former Oglethorpe County Sheriff’s Deputy Tommy Wheless announced the date for his Campaign Kick-Off in his bid to be the Republican nominee for Oglethorpe County Sheriff.

Everyone is invited to come show your support, and join Tommy for some good bar-b que and fellowship! The event will be hosted at RSE Farms located at 165 Stephens Salem Road in Stephens Georgia 30667.  The time of the event is from 5:00p.m. until 7:00p.m.  We hope to see you there!

For more information contact:

Tommy Wheless

706-743-5683

tommywhelessforsheriff@gmail.com

 

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Crawford, GA – January 4, 2016

Crawford Businessman and former Oglethorpe County Sheriff’s Deputy Tommy Wheless formally announced his candidacy today for Oglethorpe County Sheriff, citing the need for a more active Sheriff to build a stronger relationship with the school system, encourage community involvement, and be hands on in the daily operations of the Sheriff’s Department.

A graduate of Oglethorpe County High School, Tommy is co-owner of Wheless Grading Co. Inc. and has served as a Deputy in the Oglethorpe County Sheriff’s Department for over 18 years. In addition to managing the family business, Wheless serves with the Winterville Police Department.

Tommy, a lifelong resident of Oglethorpe County, has been married to Carol Wheless for 28 years. Together they have a daughter, Taylor, who is a recent graduate of Oglethorpe County High School. He has been an active member of Lexington Baptist Church for the past 37 years. Tommy serves the community in a variety of leadership roles, most recently as a current Board Member of the Oglethorpe County Chamber of Commerce and Past President of the Rotary Club.

Law Enforcement Experience:

  • Began working with Oglethorpe Sheriff’s Department in 1985 under Sheriff Ray Sanders and continued working until 2000.
  • Graduated from North East Georgia Police Academy in 1986
  • Currently working as a patrol officer with the Winterville Police Department

For more information contact:

Tommy Wheless

706-743-5683

tommywhelessforsheriff@gmail.com

Or visit his website at:

TommyWhelessForSheriff.com