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Allegan County Undersheriff Frank Baker Seeks Top Job In November; Endorsed By Sheriff Koops

       After 25 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Allegan County and the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office, Undersheriff Frank Baker has announced his intention to run for Sheriff in the upcoming November election.  
        Baker has held the rank of Deputy, Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, interim Jail Commander, and most recently Undersheriff, having been appointed in early 2015.
        This decision comes after great support and encouragement from current Sheriff Blaine Koops, retired Undersheriff James Hull, several current and retired Sheriff’s Office members, and his family.
        “My wife and I feel as though it is the right thing to do, not just for our family or the Sheriff’s Office, but most importantly, the citizens of Allegan County,” Baker said. “Beyond my law enforcement experience, training and education, my community involvement reflects the values and commitment to Allegan County that is essential for this position.”
        Baker shares a strong commitment to serving the citizens of Allegan County having previously served as a Board Member for Sylvia’s Place (domestic violence shelter) and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Allegan General Hospital Foundation, Allegan County Legal Assistance Center and notably, the Allegan County Children’s Advocacy Center, where he has served for almost 14 years.  
        The decision to seek the office of Sheriff comes with great support from Baker’s family.
        His wife, Cindy, currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Allegan County Community Foundation and is an Operations Manager for a recovery audit firm.
        Their son, Kyle, is a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force and is currently stationed in South Carolina with his wife, Deana, who is a Financial Center Manager at a federal credit union.
        Shelby, their daughter, is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago and is currently employed as a Sales & Marketing Coordinator at a Tier One automotive supplier in Metropolitan Detroit.
        “I am very humbled and honored to have received so much encouragement in my decision to seek the office of Sheriff, in particular from Sheriff Blaine Koops who I believe shares the same law enforcement philosophies and values as myself.” Baker said,
        “I would like to personally thank and congratulate him as he begins a new chapter in his life.”
        Allegan County Sheriff Blaine Koops has announced to the Allegan County Board of Commissioners that he will not seek re-election in 2016 and is endorsing Baker’s candidacy.
        For more information please go to: or email Frank at:

Allegan County Undersheriff Frank Baker Seeks Top Job In November; Endorsed By Sheriff Koops

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