Committee To Elect
As residents of Laramie County, we believe the Sheriff’s Department requires fresh leadership; the type of leadership we have seen Brian Kozak provide to the Cheyenne Police Department. We know Brian to be enthusiastic about helping people. He has all the qualifications necessary for success, which is why we volunteer to serve on this committee to see he is elected as the next Sheriff.
Jack Schulz - Chairman
Lenora Simpson - Treasurer
Lewis "Lew" Simpson
Jack Schulz - Chairman
Jack Schulz is a compliance support specialist for the City of Cheyenne Building Department. He is responsible for enforcing safe building practices while effectively engaging with regional contractors.
Jack’s professional experiences and academic work include areas of construction and building compliance, political media, public administration, and federal land management.
Jack completed his Bachelor of Science degree in political science at the University of Wyoming. He also maintains a NABSA Center for Public Trust Ethical Leadership Certification.
Lenora Simpson - Treasurer
Lenora grew up in Rapid City, SD, and has lived in Cheyenne since 1984. She has a degree in accounting and a background in the legal field. She currently works for the State of Wyoming as a contracting manager. Lenora is married to Lew, who also serves on this committee, and they have a daughter, Rachel. Lenora loves auto racing, scrapbooking, cross-stitching, and gardening. Lenora looks forward to serving as the Treasurer for the Kozak for Sheriff campaign!
John started his law enforcement career as a dispatcher for the Wyoming Highway Patrol before being hired by the Cheyenne Police Department in June of 2000. During his tenure at the Cheyenne Police Department, John served as a motorcycle officer, crime lab technician, and child crimes detective. John was promoted sergeant in 2014 and supervised the traffic unit and school resource officer program. Sgt. Gay was known for his community engagement; he helped to manage the department’s social media platform, which gained tremendous public support. Sgt. Gay was one of the department’s instructors, teaching officers and the public on topics from traffic safety to cultural awareness. John retired from the Cheyenne Police Department in 2021; he believes Brian Kozak will lead the Sheriff’s Office into the 21st Century as he did with the Police Department.
Cameron is the assistant director for the COMEA Homeless Shelter. He previously served as the club director for the Boys and Girls Club of Cheyenne and as a board member of the Downtown Development Authority. Cameron opened New Concept Wine and Spirits in Downtown Cheyenne and previously assisted in marketing for Pine Bluffs Distillery. Cameron currently services on the Police and Citizens Together (PACT) Committee. Cameron has a passion to serve the Southern neighborhoods of Cheyenne and Pine Bluffs; he believes Brian Kozak will engage those communities as Sheriff.
Lewis ‘Lew’ Simpson
Lew grew up in New Jersey and was transferred to Cheyenne in 1985 by the U.S. Air Force, where He met his wife, Lenora. Lew retired after 20 years in the USAF and became a firefighter for Laramie County Fire District #2. Lew also served as the Public Information Officer and Lieutenant of Support Services. Lew later served as a dispatcher & radio supervisor for the Wyoming Highway Patrol and currently works as a Background Investigator and Supply Quartermaster for the Cheyenne Police Department. Lew has a degree in Business Management from LCCC and is excited to help make Brian Kozak the next Sheriff of Laramie County.
Bonnee has lived in Cheyenne, Wyoming all her life. She graduated from East High School and Laramie County Community College with an AS degree and attended the University of Wyoming. Bonnee raised two children who also reside and work in Cheyenne. She has two granddaughters.
Bonnee retired from the phone company in January 1994 with 22 years of service. She joined the Cheyenne Police Department to fulfill her lifelong dream to become a Police Officer. She served in the Traffic Division, Detective Division, Advanced Crime Scene Unit, Hostage Negotiator Unit, and was a founding member of the Domestic Violence Response Unit. Bonnee medically retired from the Police Department after an accident, in February 2019 with 25 years of service.
Bonnee said she is excited to work Brian’s campaign for Sheriff because she is confident, he will do an excellent job for the county as he did for the city. “Brian is a motivated individual with innovative ideas that will not only benefit the residents of the County, but the Deputies and the civilian employees at the Sheriff’s Office, as well”.
Fernando retired from the United States Air Force in 2003 after nearly 21 years of service. He went on to serve as a Deputy Sheriff for Laramie County for almost four years prior to being hired to his current position as the Assistant Director of the Laramie County DUI Court in 2006. He recently began assisting the Veterans Treatment Court as their Case Manager. He is the current Vice-President of the Police & Community Together (PACT) committee. Fernando and his wife, Angela, have five children and eight not-too-awfully spoiled grandchildren.