Sheriff Donnellon Retiring Early to take New Position

Sheriff Tim Donellon was elected St. Clair County Sheriff in 2008, and he will end his term a little early to take a new position with the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB). His new position is scheduled to begin on November 9th.

The MGCB’s mission is to ensure the conduct of fair and honest gaming to protect the interests of the citizens of the state of Michigan. They provide for the licensing, regulation, and control of casino gaming operations, and they regulate pari-mutuel horse racing and casino-style charitable gaming among other things.

Sheriff Donnellon has been active in the community and is thankful for its support. “We in St. Clair County law enforcement are blessed to have the backing of the citizens to do our job,” said Sheriff Donnellon.  “I will be forever thankful for your kindness and thoughtfulness throughout my career, ” said Donnellon.

Donnellon planned to retire in January after finishing his term, and current Sheriff’s Office Captain Mat King is running unopposed for his position. A board made up of Prosecutor Mike Wendling, Probate Judge Elwood Brown, and County Clerk Jay DeBoyer, will choose a replacement for Donnellon to serve in the interim before King takes the position January 1st.

Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand