MEET THE Republican nominee for Sheriff

Neil T. Kester

Neil was born and raised in the Barren Ridge area of Augusta County and has been a lifelong member of the Barren Ridge Church of the Brethren. Neil is a proud graduate of Fort Defiance High School and served as a volunteer firefighter with the Verona Volunteer Fire Department from 1990 – 1995. Neil and his wife were married in 2009 and in 2014 they became the proud parents of a baby boy.

 

Neil has over 27 years of law enforcement experience including 18 years as a Conservation Police Officer with full police authority to enforce all laws of the Commonwealth. 


2007 – Present - Senior State Law Enforcement Officer

2000 – 2007 – Conservation Police Officer, Virginia Game and Inland Fisheries
1995 – 1999 - Staunton Police Officer
1992 – 1995 - Staunton Police Reserve Officer


Awards: 

2016 - NWTF (National Wild Turkey Federation) Va. Chapter, "Wildlife Law Enforcement Officer of the Year"

2014 - NWTF (National Wild Turkey Federation) Va. Chapter, "Wildlife Law Enforcement Officer of the Year"

2008 - Central Shenandoah FOP (Fraternal Order of Police) "Cop of the Quarter"

2007 - VDGIF (Va. Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries) Region IV "Conservation Officer of the Year"

2005 - VDGIF (Va. Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries) Region IV "Lawmen of the Year"

2002 - VDGIF (Va. Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries) Region IV "Lawmen of the Year"

1999 – City of Staunton “Employee of the Month”


Neil is a proven leader and as the Sheriff of Augusta County he will be committed to working with surrounding agencies to save hard earned taxpayer money, focus on the community  and will hold the line when it comes to defending our liberties, gun rights and the Constitution of the United States while ensuring the safety of all Augusta County residents.


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https://kesterforsheriff.com/

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