Special to the Times Vedette

Matt Harmann of rural Panora announced he will seek the 2024 Republican nomination for the office of Guthrie County Sheriff in the June 4, 2024, primary election.

Harmann has served as a Guthrie County deputy since 2018 and as the Panora Volunteer Fire Chief since 2006. He is a 2018 graduate of the police academy and currently serves as one of the Guthrie County Sheriff Department’s two K9 officers.

Harmann has been active in a variety of community endeavors, including volunteer service with Guthrie County Fair Board and as an Advanced EMT with Panora EMS. He is a small business owner with more than 20 years of experience in managing budgets, projects and personnel. He enjoys farming and raising cattle in his spare time.

“I’m proud to call Guthrie County my home,” he said. “I have made public service an important part of my life because I believe we must all do our part to ensure Guthrie County enjoys reliable public safety, fire protection and EMS services.”

Harmann says his business background is also a highlight of his campaign.

“As the owner of Harmann Excavating, I understand the importance of managing a budget closely,” he said. “As a business owner, I must balance the needs of my business, my employees and my customers. These same skills are essential to being an effective sheriff.”

Harmann encourages voters to reach out to him with any questions or concerns.

“My time in public service has allowed me to meet a large number of people in Guthrie County,” he said. “For those who I haven’t yet met, I look forward to connecting with you as part of my campaign and appreciate your consideration for this important office.”

Harmann is currently the only declared candidate for the Republican nomination for Guthrie County Sheriff.