, 34, will face independent candidate Charlie Fraley, 52, in the November general election.
...Steve Edler, Republican Edler grew up in South Sioux City, Neb., and served in the Air Force Academy as a medic from 1992 to 1997.He entered law enforcement in 1998, working for the Olathe Police Department.Edler currently works for the Scott City Police Department as a K-9 sergeant.He
makes numerous drug arrests and executes search warrants for illegal narcotics. Edler previously was employed by the Lane County Sheriff's Office.He said if he is elected sheriff, one of his priorities would be addressing drug-related problems in the community.
"I feel while working in Lane County I put a dent in the drug-related crimes," Edler
said."I felt strongly compelled to run for sheriff of Lane County
to continue to try to keep Lane County safe for generations to come." Edler
would bring youth and experience to the job as sheriff.He
plans to "serve the people of Lane County
in a proactive manner to keep the negative issues of big city crime out of the community." Edler
said as sheriff he
would have monthly meetings with the community and staff to address law enforcement issues and community needs.