Sheriff Mast announces he is seeking second term.

March 9, 2020

Sheriff Mast announces he is seeking second term.


By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast

HART — Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast announced Monday, March, 9 that he is seeking a second term as sheriff.

Mast said he has filed his paperwork with the Oceana County Clerk for his re-election.

Mast, 50, has been with the sheriff’s office for 27 years, first serving as a dispatcher deputy and then moving onto road patrol deputy. He served as sergeant for approximately seven years before being promoted to lieutenant in 2008.

He was elected sheriff in 2016 and took over the office in 2017. The republican defeated Tim Priese, who was undersheriff, and Roy Strait, who was a sheriff’s deputy, in the primary election.

He was named Administrator of the Year by the Police Officers Association of Michigan in 2019.

The sheriff launched the successful Inmate Work Program in 2017. After securing funds through an active community campaign, Mast also introduced the first K-9 on Oceana’s department in nearly 10 years. German Shepherd Krieger joined the sheriff’s department in June of 2017.

The Michigan primary is Aug. 4, and the general election is Nov. 3.

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