Release: Dan Charleston Officially Enters Polk County Sheriff’s Race

For Immediate Release
March 15, 2015
Contact: Shane Vander Hart
(515) 321-5077

Dan Charleston Officially Enters Polk County Sheriff’s Race
The 26-Year Law Enforcement Veteran Meets Filing Deadline with the Polk County Auditor’s Office

(Des Moines, IA) Dan Charleston, a sergeant with the Polk County Sheriff’s Department, has officially entered the Polk County Sheriff’s race to be the Republican challenger to incumbent Sheriff Bill McCarthy. Charleston filed his primary paperwork and signatures to appear on the Republican primary ballot on June 7, 2016.

“My first priority as Sheriff would be to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States as I strive to protect and serve the citizens of Polk County. I am a creative problem solver who will partner with the community in order to tackle the long-term problems that Polk County faces. We deserve a well-trained Sheriff’s Department, as well as, one that provides fiscal transparency and serves with honesty, accountability, trustworthiness, respect, loyalty, and fairness, and as Sheriff I would expect no less,” Charleston said.

Charleston is a 26-year veteran of law enforcement having served in the Los Angeles County (California) Sheriff’s Department, Pomona (California) Police Department and the Polk County Sheriff’s Department. You can learn more about Dan Charleston’s campaign by visiting