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William Eckelberry endorses David Pahl to succeed him as Seneca County Sheriff: He’s ‘most qualified’

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TIFFIN — Current Seneca County Sheriff William Eckelberry, who withdrew his petitions to appear on the March primary ballot for re-election, has recently announced his endorsement of Captain David Pahl to succeed him in the position.

In a letter addressed to the Seneca County Republican Central Committee, Eckelberry said Pahl’s “hands-on experience and knowledge of the internal workings of the sheriff’s office, without a doubt, make him the most qualified candidate for sheriff.”

Eckelberry added that Pahl currently serves as his second in command and “has complete authority” to act in his place if needed.


Current Detective/Sergeant Don Joseph, of the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, will serve as Pahl’s chief deputy if he is elected, according to the letter.

“Captain David Pahl has my full support and I hope yours as well,” Eckelberry said.

In addition to Pahl, two other candidates are will appear on the Republican primary ballot in March for the top job at the sheriff’s office: current Tiffin Police Chief Fred Stevens, and former Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Matthew Huffman.

The primary election will take place March 17.

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