GOP Legislators Stand Strongly For Bill Elder
is the Constitutional Conservative
Four state legislators are in agreement: Bill Elder is the candidate to support for El Paso County Sheriff based on experience, integrity, and a Constitutional understanding of the law.
is a principled conservative who will never back down in the fight to protect our Second Amendment Rights," stated Rep.
"Bill Elder understands that basic and most important mandate of the Sheriff and I feel confident that he will perform effectively as the next Sheriff of El Paso County."
Other legislators cited Elder's character and abilities.
is an experienced and committed public servant and a man of integrity.
Rep. Lois Landgraf (HD-2) believes, "Bill Elder's background, experience, and 'street smarts' will serve the people of El Paso County very well when he becomes our next Sheriff.
is the only candidate who has been a clear advocate for Constitutional carry.
We overwhelmingly support Bill Elder
and officially proclaim our endorsement of him.
In evaluating the three current candidates for El Paso County
Sheriff, we stand proud in our endorsement and support of Bill Elder
experience in law enforcement, belief in and plan for a regional approach to emergency preparedness, response and recovery, commitment to Constitutional principles and strong community relationships make him the strongest candidate for Sheriff.
As the current Deputy Police Chief of Fountain PD
, and his
20 years in the Sheriff's Office
combined law enforcement career of 24 years within this community speaks to his
experience and commitment to public safety and his
dedication to the community he
is the leader we need to make this happen .
will be a Constitutional Sheriff fighting to preserve our Second Amendment rights, Habeas Corpus and the Civil Liberties of the citizens of El Paso County
will continue the Concealed Carry Program and work toward taking the program a step further with potential legislative efforts to support Constitutional carry .
is a man of integrity, honor, and commitment to this community and all of us as citizens of El Paso County
For the reasons stated above, it is with great honor we proclaim our support and proudly endorse Bill Elder
for Sheriff .
"I'm supporting Bill Elder for Sheriff because we need someone who will protect the citizens of El Paso County with strong leadership and real law-enforcement experience."
Bill Elder, current candidate for El Paso County Sheriff, and I have been associates for more than twenty years.
After that much time, I can say I know Bill pretty well.
My wife Patti and I support Bill
because we believe he
has all the necessary qualifications for the job: a strong work ethic, integrity, and experience.
Who am I to voice an opinion?Over the past 60+ years I have been an FBI
agent, a CIA operative, a polygraph examiner, a volunteer cold case investigator for the EPSO
and the CSPD
, and a city manager in California.
I've interacted with countless "cop shops" over the years-sometimes under the most difficult circumstances-and I know what a good department and good cops look like.
has the same vision.
My wife, who taught in District 20 for 30 years, also knows what a good administrator looks like.
best of them surround themselves with highly competent assistants.
ill Elder is doing exactly that.
e has not only put together a reorganization plan for the Sheriff's Office
has organized a leadership team of some of the finest law enforcement officers I have ever met to implement this plan.
Aschool administrator should know and remember what it's actually like to run a classroom.
same is true of sheriffs and chiefs of police.
hey should have experience in every aspect of their subordinates' work, be it criminal investigations, vice and narcotics or even writing tickets!If law enforcement leaders don't have this broad background, how can they be true judges of genuine competence of those who work for them?A highly effective sheriff should maintain excellent communications outside his
ossibly the most important job for any law enforcement administrator is to work well with other agencies and the public.
ill Elder is such a man, someone who takes communications and meeting the people very seriously.
n fact, he
or that reason we hope you readers will give your support to Bill Elder
I am pleased to go on record as endorsing Bill Elder for the Office of El Paso County Sheriff.
Bill has worked effectively as Fountain's Deputy Chief of Police for three years, during which time he has had a positive impact on our community.
He brings excellent credentials to this position, having spent over 20 years with the Sheriff's Office holding positions as diverse as dispatcher to patrol shift commander.
I believe his background, experience, and "street smarts" will serve the people of El Paso County very well when Bill is our next Sheriff.
immediately thought of Bill Elder
I had the pleasure to work with Bill at the El Paso County Sheriff's Office where as a Sheriff's Office Lieutenant, he led a joint unit organized by the Colorado Springs Police Department.
unit was comprised of El Paso County
Sheriff's Deputies and Officers from the Colorado Springs Police
hrough Bill's leadership, the unit grew into one that was widely recognized as the best in the state.
here was no question in my mind that Bill's ability to lead and foster these relationships was exactly what I needed.
I knew my departments' budgetary constraints would make it difficult to pull him away from his
successful private sector career; but I also knew Bill
has a heart for public service.
e sat down and talked about the challenges, the hard work that needed to be done in Fountain, and the possible rewards for the community and the officers.
ill eagerly took on the challenge and agreed to join me.His only request: "Let's work together on every issue".
has been a leader at the Fountain Police
Department since 2010.
He is the only person I am aware of that has held significant leadership positions at the three largest law enforcement agencies in El Paso County.
has developed and maintained new and innovative programs largely in part due to his
experience in the private sector.
e continually thinks outside the box, applying business and conservative budget philosophies to our operation.
skill set is rare in the law enforcement community.
Combined with his
established leadership ability, he
stands out as person that can bring these valuable and diverse skill sets to the citizens of El Paso County
law enforcement career 1978 as a patrol deputy for the El Paso County Sheriff's Office
e often refers back to those experiences when addressing challenges his
officers face today.
utilizes superb interpersonal skills to solve problems.
I have witnessed his
professionalism and empathy as he
talks to citizens in our community.
ill's tough on crime mentality keeps his
officers motivated and has increased the quality of life for the citizens of Fountain.
ill's fiscally conservative foundation has served Fountain well, as he
continuously searches for creative ways to solve budget matters.
As I reflect on the progress we have made over the past several years, I know our success is a reflection dedicated employees, involved citizens, and a receptive City manager and City Council.
also know that much of our success would not have been realized without the leadership of Bill
e has built and maintained community relationships and provided exemplary leadership.
e ensures our department works together both internally and with the community to solve problems, reduce crime, and increase the quality of life for the citizens of Fountain.
continues to exude these qualities to me, our team members, and citizens each and every day.
It is with extreme pride I give Bill my highest recommendation to be the next Sheriff of El Paso County
Bill Elder P.O. Box 25175, Colorado Springs CO 80936-5175
Committee to Elect Bill Elder for El Paso County
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