Craig Mast for Oceana County Sheriff.

Craig Mast, left, and Ryan Schiller

Craig Mast, left, and Ryan Schiller

The following is paid for by the Committee to Elect Craig Mast, 1487 W. Tyler Rd., Hart, MI 49420:

Craig Mast is running as a Republican for the position of Oceana County Sheriff.

Craig Mast is currently the Road Patrol Lieutenant for the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office. He has been employed with the sheriff’s office since 1993, starting as a dispatcher. Craig has moved through the ranks, promoted to Sergeant in 2000, and as lieutenant in 2009.

Craig Mast

Craig Mast

Craig graduated from Hart High School in 1988, attending Western Michigan University and earning a bachelor’s degree in Law Enforcement.

He began his law enforcement career at Hart, Shelby, and Pentwater police departments working part time until he was hired at the sheriff’s office.

Craig has been a member of the multi-agency “Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team” (SWAT), a member of the Dive Team, and snowmobile patrol.

Craig has been serving on COVE Task Force Against Domestic Violence since 2008 and has been a member of Oceana County System of Care, since its inception. Craig was selected as COVE Officer of the Year in 2015.

Craig has served as a youth football coach and girls assistant varsity softball coach. He is an active NRA member. Craig and his wife Carol live in Hart where they are raising their two high school aged children.

Ryan Schiller for Undersheriff. 

Ryan Schiller began his career at the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office in May of 2005. Ryan is currently assigned as a road patrol deputy and has 15 years of law enforcement experience.

Craig Mast, left, and Ryan Schiller

Craig Mast, left, and Ryan Schiller

Ryan graduated from Hart High School in 1995 and attended Cornerstone University and Grand Rapids Community College. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an associate’s in law enforcement from GRCC.

Ryan began his career in public safety in 1995 at the then newly formed Mason-Oceana 911 center. Ryan was the only part time dispatcher hired while he was a graduating senior in high school. Ryan worked at Mason-Oceana 911 as a dispatcher and AeroMed in Grand Rapids while going to college.

Ryan began his career in law enforcement at Hart Police Department. He then worked at Ludington Police Department for five years where he served as a School Resource Officer to Ludington Area Schools, Evidence Technician, and CPR Instructor.

Ryan is also an E.M.T. and Fire Fighter for the Hart Area Fire Department. Ryan has served as one of Oceana Counties Medical Examiner Investigators since 1998. Ryan has been a member on the multi-jurisdiction Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team, as well as a crime scene evidence technician.Ryan has extensive training in computer forensics and network administration.He received a life saving award from the Michigan Sheriff’s Association in 2013 for a drowning incident that occurred on the Pentwater River. 

Ryan is married to Angie Schiller where they live in Hart and are raising their three elementary age children.

Read more about Craig and Schiller, and keep up to date with the campaign at their Facebook page.

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