Hicok enters Hamilton Co. sheriff race

A Webster City man has announced he is a candidate for Hamilton County sheriff in the November general election.

Rod Hicok will be on the ballot as an independent candidate. He’ll face Doug Timmons of Stratford who won the Republican primary election held in June.

Hicok said he brings 35 years of law enforcement experience and training – 29 years with the Iowa Department of Public Safety and six years with the Hamilton County sheriff’s office.

He and his wife of 35 years, Sandy, have lived in Webster City for 16 years and have four children and five grandchildren.

“I feel I offer a great deal of leadership ability and true commitment to the members of the sheriff’s office and to the citizens of Hamilton County,” Hicok said.

“I would certainly appreciate the citizens’ votes in November and will continue to work hard in my efforts to improve safety for everyone in Hamilton County.

The candidate said he has a strong and proven work ethic.

“I strive to improve myself constantly and hope to be able to do the same as Hamilton County sheriff,” he said.

Longtime Sheriff Denny Hagenson has announced that he will retire at the end of this year.