Travis Heishman to run for Fulton County sheriff


Travis Heishman announced via the following press release of his intention to run for Sheriff in Fulton County:


Travis Heishman has announced his Republican candidacy for 2022 Fulton County Sheriff's Office Sheriff.


Heishman is the premier candidate and is very well suited for the position, as he comes with tremendous experience and the right mindset for the Fulton County community in which he was born and raised. 


With more than 20 years of law enforcement and corrections experience, Heishman has had success in various positions within the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office including patrol deputy, K-9 deputy, narcotics investigations, and interim Jail Commander. Heishman currently holds the rank of detective sergeant for which he is responsible for investigating all types of crimes in Fulton County.  As a sergeant, he is also responsible for supervising the school resource officers in both Rochester and Caston community schools along with assisting in the day-to-day operations of the office.


The decision to run came easy for Heishman based on his experience and prior mentors as he is dedicated to serving his community and is fully committed to protecting the core values of this office. Heishman has been a member of Drug Free Fulton County Sheriff's Office since 2008 and is also an active board member of Fulton County Sheriff's Office Soccer and Habitat for Humanity.


Heishman prides himself on his law enforcement and leadership abilities. He will be dedicated to working with community leaders and mental health providers to establish quality programs in the jail. Heishman will work closely with local, state and federal agencies to identify people who sell narcotics within Fulton County.


Efforts will be made to treat both the mindset and the addiction of the user while working with the prosecutor’s office and courts to get those who sell narcotics thetime they deserve. Heishman will also work closely with local enforcement agencies to address the needs and concerns of the citizens he serves.


Heishman understands the position of sheriff is not about one person; it is about mentoring the men and women of the office as well as being visible and responsive to the citizens. Heishman will guide the members of the office with his core values of community, integrity, and commitment.


Heishman and his wife, Angie, reside in Rochester and have three children: Dalton, 20, is active duty;  Army, currently stationed in Germany, Rilya, 17,and Isaac, 12.


Heishman feels announcing his candidacy early gives ample opportunity to meet with the citizens and community stake holders to answer any questions and to address any concerns they may have.


Heishman has a trusted performance record throughout his career. He knows the community and is ready to take on the responsibilities that come with the elected post. Heishman is very proud and excited to announce his Republican candidacy for Fulton County sheriff.