Stark County Democrats agreed Maier was the best pick for the position when they met at the Mayfield Senior Center Tuesday night
Stark County's new sheriff will be George Maier, Massillon’s safety-service director. Maier also is a former highway patrol trooper and assistant director of the Ohio Department of Public Safety. Stark County Democrats chose Maier after a "lengthy and contentious" meeting Tuesday night at the Mayfield Senior Center, according to the Canton Repository. Voters elected Michael McDonald to the position in November, but McDonald was unable to accept the position because of an illness.