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Vail Daily letter: Why former sheriff is for Van Beek

A.J. Johnson
Vail, CO, Colorado

As the former sheriff of Eagle County from 1983 to 2003, as both an independent and a Republican, I have been approached by a number of citizens asking why they should support James Van Beek. I responded that I could give them several good reasons why they should vote for James to be their next sheriff:

n James has integrity, is straightforward and will use common sense.

n James will work hard to reconnect the Sheriff’s Office to the citizens of Eagle County.

n James will base his decisions on listening, facts and our Constitution.

n James will be accountable and approachable.

n James believes in listening and respecting the viewpoints of others.

n James will bring leadership, creativity and trust back to the citizens and the office.

n James has the experience, skills and is dedicated to Eagle County.

n James stands for public safety, compassion and service.

n James won’t forget who he works for — the citizens of Eagle County.

I am excited about James and his family’s commitment in doing the right thing by James becoming the next sheriff of Eagle County, and I encourage to you to support and vote for James Van Beek!

A.J. Johnson

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