New sheriff’s candidate in town

Chris Schiuszi for Sheriff button (WLFI Photo)
Chris Schiuszi for Sheriff button (WLFI Photo)

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — A former Lafayette and Purdue police officer turned in his paperwork to run for Sheriff of Tippecanoe County Thursday.

Chris Schiuszi is running as an Independent in the race. He had to get 699 signatures from registered voters in the county to be able to run in the race for sheriff.

Schiuszi said his 15 years as an officer combined with management experience makes him the man for the job.

“I’ll bring leadership [and] 21 years of management experience. I’ll bring all my time I’ve had as a police officer to the table, and also I feel that I’m a people person. So, I need to be in the street with the people,” Schiuszi said.

The election board will verify the signatures over the next couple of days. If everything goes through, Schiuszi will run against Republican candidate Barry Richard in November. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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