SUPPORTERS

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Lillian Casillas

Monroe county community member who has worked for more than 27 years to help the access and support of Latinos in education, health, social and other areas of impact. She has also been a resource to local and state agencies who wish to outreach and work with members of the Latino community.

 

Ruben in his interactions has always treated people with respectful and integrity. He is always willing to listen to people’s concerns, and helps when he can.

Jimmie Durnil

Police Chief (Town Marshal), Town of Ellettsville, Indiana

Former Captain with the Indiana State Police

I support Ruben Marte, Captain with the Indiana State Police for your next Monroe County Sheriff. My family and I have known Ruben for over 30 years. He understands that earning the trust and confidence of our diverse communities of Monroe County is very important. This has been on display in his role as Captain as he has worked diligently with others in the law enforcement and the community. 


Therefore, please join me in supporting Ruben Marte for Monroe County Sheriff.

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Larry D. Furnas

Former Indiana State Police Superintendent

I support Ruben Marte, Captain with the Indiana State Police for your next Monroe County Sheriff and I encourage you to do the same. My family and I have known Ruben for over 30 years and have always been impressed by his passion and vision. This has been on display in his role as Captain as he has worked diligently with others in the law enforcement and the community. 

 

Therefore, It is my honor to wholeheartedly endorse Ruben Marte for Monroe County Sheriff.

Israel F. Herrera

is a Teaching Professor in the IU Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Israel has been very involved with the Latino/Hispanic community in Bloomington with different cultural and educational projects. Israel has served as Chair of the City of Bloomington Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs. His work with the Bloomington community has been recognized with numerous service awards including Be More Awards and Latino Awards. Israel was selected 2014 Indiana Latino Educator of the Year and 2018 National Outstanding Spanish Teacher of the Year. Israel has been involved with several diversity and inclusion committees in MCCSC, IU Latino Faculty and AATSP.

 

Ruben Marte has been very involved with the Latino/Hispanic community of Bloomington. As Chair of the City of Bloomington Commission on Latino/Hispanic Affairs, I had the honor to work with Ruben Marte in different events that informed and educated Latinos and Hispanic about security, health, education, and civil rights aspects. Ruben Marte is very concerned about issues related to Latinos/Hispanic/all Citizens of our city. 

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Josefa Madrigal

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Latino Outreach Program Coordinator 

I was able to identify the passion and commitment that Captain Ruben Marté has for our community in all, with compassion to our underrepresented community, when I attended a community policing forum.  Ruben Marté is culturally aware and is able to identify the struggles that we face and has been willing to address the issues and concerns with the public and with our local law enforcement agencies.  Ruben participated as a guest for WFHB Hola Bloomington, a Spanish language program, to speak about a series of important police matters such as: the difference between our local law enforcement agencies, what to do if you get pulled over by an officer, and spoke about his passion to improving police and community relations, just to name some.  It is great to know that he is a Commissioner and is committed to the City’s Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs mission.  Overall, Ruben is just a passionate and compassionate human being.  He’s a great person to chat with and share community concerns.

Matthew A. Myers

Sheriff Bartholomew County, Indiana

I have known Captain Ruben Marte for over thirty years. During this time, he has proven himself as an effective leader and a trustworthy friend. I had the opportunity to work alongside Ruben and I can attest to the respect he has earned from the Officers and the Community. Captain Ruben Marte has my endorsement and I ask you to join me in supporting his campaign for Monroe County Sheriff.

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Shelly Sallee

Former Chair City of Bloomington Commission on Hispanic & Latino Affairs

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I had the privilege to serve several years with Ruben on the City of Bloomington Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs. I am impressed with Ruben’s concern for all members of our community.  He is a steadfast friend and unafraid to always do the right thing.

He listens well, is open to new ideas, and willing to take considered action to make changes when appropriate. 

 

Ruben’s proven sensitivity to the needs of those most vulnerable in our community together with his many years in leadership as a Captain in the Indiana State Police gives credible evidence to the sincerity of his efforts in support of the entirety of our community and his desire to be the best sheriff possible.

Scott Stockton

Sheriff Putnam County, Indiana

The citizens of Monroe County would benefit greatly by having Ruben Marte as your next Sheriff.

 

I have known Ruben for years, and consider him a close friend. I have worked side by side with Ruben for several years with the Indiana State Police investigations section. He has, and still does serve our citizens state wide now for over 31 years. He has attained the rank of Captain, and continues to work with police agencies throughout the state using the most cutting edge technologies available combating the issues of various crimes we face as a nation daily.

 

He has continued to constantly serve others, and has always gone a step ahead for the people for which he serves. 
 

Therefore, It is my honor to wholeheartedly endorse Ruben Marte for Monroe County Sheriff. Know this, Ruben will, with 110%, serve the entire community of Monroe County. 

 

On May 3, 2022 do the right thing for your community, and more importantly your family.

 

Vote for Ruben Marte to be your next Sheriff! 

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Dr. Paul Whitesell

Superintendent (ret), Indiana State Police

For eight years I served as the Superintendent of State Police.  During that time, I had the tremendous good fortune to work with Mr. Ruben Marte.   Ruben was always among those whom I could count on the most.  He never failed to present with an eager willingness to be of assistance whenever and wherever he could.  His work was always done in the utmost timely, professional and competent manner.  In a short time, he had demonstrated himself to be of command capability and I readily promoted him to the rank of Captain – which is a lofty position within the organization.  In that position, he never let me or the agency down in any fashion and only excelled within his advanced responsibilities.  I am more than proud to add to his recommendations for a successful campaign to become the next Sheriff of Monroe County, Indiana.

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