Press Release

(1-19-23) Mercer County Chief Deputy, Doug Timmerman, today formally announces his intention to seek the Republican nomination for Sheriff and is proud to have the endorsement of retiring Sheriff Jeff Grey.

Sheriff Grey confirmed on his Facebook page/

I am honored to support my friend and Chief Deputy to succeed me as Mercer County Sheriff. I would ask all those who have supported me over the years to get behind Doug Timmerman and let’s get him elected to lead this great organization!

Timmerman is a 29-year veteran of the office and has served in every division. His qualifications include being a 911 Dispatcher, Road Patrol Deputy, Detective, Detective Sergeant, Enforcement Captain, Corrections Captain, and he now serves as Chief Deputy.

Professionally, Timmerman is a member of the Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association (BSSA), where he currently serves on the Legislative and Awards Committees.  He is also a member of the National Sheriff’s Association (NSA), and has graduated from FBI LEEDA (Law Enforcement Executive Development Association). 

Timmerman is a lifelong resident of Mercer County, and lives in Coldwater with his wife of 25 years, Jill (Bruns), and their two daughters, Sammi and Siera.

Timmerman’s motto is “To Serve and Protect with Respect” and he looks forward to serving as your next Mercer County Sheriff.