Monthly Archives: December 2013

Caruana Campaign Challenges Opponent’s Petition

Gary Caruana for Winnebago County Sheriff
PO Box 7582
Rockford, Illinois 61126-7582

Contact: Jim Thacker 815-715-3130

For Immediate Release

Rockford, IL: The Caruana for Winnebago County Sheriff campaign has filed an objection to the petition submitted by Dave Fiduccia, also a candidate for the Republican nomination for Sheriff. A member of Caruana’s committee, Steve Kudzma, signed the objection and it was submitted today at 4:00pm to the Winnebago County Clerk’s office.

The Caruana campaign reviewed petitions submitted by both opponents in the Republican Primary. Fiduccia’s petitions were found to be deficient in numbers of registered voters and containing numerous fraudulent signatures including 4 sheets of 10 signatures which turned out to be photocopies of 2 sheets that were signed and sworn to by 2 Fiduccia campaign circulators and then notarized.
“We felt obligated to follow through on this objection due to the overwhelming evidence of fraud in this petition. The rules and the law clearly state that you need 465 signatures of registered voters. The Caruana campaign turned in nearly three times that number. We could not, in good conscience, allow a petition that contains so much fraud to go unchallenged,” said Jim Thacker, Caruana Campaign consultant.

Caruana announces Fundraising Event and Support

Rockford, IL: Gary Caruana, Candidate for Winnebago County Sheriff announces a fundraising event and an initial list of support from area leaders. The event takes place on Thursday December 5th at Franchesco’s Ristorante in Rockford from 6pm-8pm. The following individuals have recently endorsed Caruana’s candidacy for Sheriff:

  • Former U.S. Congressman Don Manzullo
  • State Representative John Cabello
  • Winnebago County Board Member Kay Mullins
  • Rockford Alderman Tim Durkee
  • Rockford Alderman Jamie Getchius
  • Rockford Alderman Teena Newburg
  • Rockford Alderman Joe Chiarelli
  • Rockford Township Trustee Frank Manzullo

Gary Caruana for Sheriff Headshot

“I am proud to announce this initial significant support to my campaign. I am running for Winnebago County Sheriff in order to make a difference with regard to the crime rate. My candidacy is about making the changes necessary to lower the crime rate and manage the resources of the Sheriff’s department efficiently through cooperation with all communities and law enforcement agencies throughout the county,” said Gary Caruana.

Fundraising Event Details, and other information about Gary Caruana, can be found at

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