My name is Kevin E. Kubitskey, I was born and raised in Michigan, and now have spent a majority of my life living in Tucson, Arizona. I am a second-generation law enforcement officer. I come from a family of proud public servants. I grew up in a very diverse cultural setting with my mother and two sisters, all nurses. Having grown up in a progressive environment and being a Democrat my entire life, I ventured to the Marine Corps to further open my mind and my horizons. The Marine Corps taught me many things and I live my life based on the three core pillars of Honor, Courage and Commitment. After the Marine Corps and moving to Tucson, I knew that I wanted to work in Law Enforcement to follow in my fathers’ footsteps. My father was a 37-year police officer that was highly decorated and very connected to his community. His model of service combined with my deep desire to help people, inspired me to join the Pima County Sheriff’s Department in 1999. I have had the honor of serving the people of Pima County for over twenty years. This includes16 years as Honor Guard, SWAT team member, Trainer, Detective, decorated department member, numerous award recipient and dedicated Supervisor of first line critical incidents. Additionally it was a great privilege, to be asked and to serve as the Vice President and Past-President of the Pima County Deputy Sheriff’s Association. I have demonstrated, through executive leadership and thoughtful action, my ability and commitment to serve the deputies and the whole Pima County community. To serve with true integrity and with a servant heart is what defines me, not just through words but with proven leadership. I believe that a Sheriff’s role involves three commitments. To uphold the constitution, to uphold state law as long as it does not violate the constitution and to be the last standpoint between government and the community that they are elected to serve. I know in my heart that I am servant of those principles and I look forward to continuing my service as the new Pima County Sheriff.