PLYMOUTH – This fall’s election will have a Libertarian candidate for Marshall County Sheriff.
Tisha Jacobsen Maher has announced that she will seek the office currently held by Tom Chamberlin in this fall’s election. Maher has a background in law enforcement and a Bachelors degree from Trine University. She has worked as an investigator for Research Associates and Radde Investigations.
“I’m running as a libertarian because I don’t like to be labeled as any particular political party,” said Maher. “I think there are too much politics involved.”
Maher points to Arizona Sheriff Joe Arapaio as a large influence in her beliefs in regard to jail operation.
“I think it’s obvious we have a huge drug problem. In the seventies we ran jails that gave more of a therapeutic fix to those problems,” said Maher. “I would like to see more of an ‘Alpha Program’ approach like the one that Sheriff Arapaio runs and they run in Elkhart County. The program that Arapaio runs has reduced recidivism by about 68 percent. We need that to stop costing tax payers more money in the long run. We need to hold inmates accountable and stop the revolving door.”
“I think I have some good ideas and I’d like to take politics out of the system.”