Vote for Mike Varner Best Qualified for Sheriff


Invested in the Community

Serving The Clark County Community

Mike Varner is a retired Springfield Police Captain and Interim Chief of Police who has worked tirelessly to make our community a safe place to live, work, and visit for 25 years.

Mike Varner has been active in the community since the beginning of his career. Attending and supporting community events throughout his career and not just as a convenience while running for sheriff.

Clark County faces significant and complex problems. Ask yourself, who is best suited to address these problems? Someone with minimal command experience, someone with minimal education, someone with minimal investment in the community? 

Best Qualified Candidate

Mike Varner is the BEST QUALIFIED candidate for Clark County Sheriff.  Mike Varner is the ONLY candidate who has invested in our community with:

  • Master's Degree in Criminal Justice
  • FBI National Academy
  • Police Executive Leadership College
  • US Marine Corps Veteran 
  • 11 years Local Emergency Management Agency
  • 11 years Local Emergency Planning committee
  • 11 years Springfield Mediation Board

Get Involved

Mike Varner needs your support and help to win this race for Clark County Sheriff . Canvassing , word-of-mouth, and donating are all ways of helping us achieve our goals together.

Your Voice will be heard!

Mike Varner


The Sheriff is the Chief Law Enforcement Officer in the county.

The minimum qualifications for sheriff are too low for this important office. Clark County needs a highly qualified sheriff.

Shockingly! -- The Minimum Qualifications for Sheriff:

· High School Diploma or GED


· Two years’ experience as sergeant or above


· Four-year degree in any major


· Two-year degree in Criminal Justice


· Ohio Police Academy Training Certificate

In Comparison

The Typical Qualifications for the Chief of Police in most cities:

· Bachelor's Degree with a Master's Degree expected

· 10 years progressive experience in supervision

· 3 to 5 years’ experience as an Assistant Chief or equivalent

· Leadership Schools such as FBI National Academy

Community First!

Community First means exceeding the minimum qualifications. Mike Varner has personally invested in the Clark County Community through his commitment to "RAISING the BAR" for Sheriff. Mike Varner's qualifications far exceed the minimums in: 

  • Experience
  • Education
  • Training