Vail Daily letter: Harvey for sheriff |

Vail Daily letter: Harvey for sheriff

I first came to Eagle County 20 years ago for a ski vacation. Ten years ago, my wife and I decided to make it our home. We love this place and passionately share our appreciation for it with family and friends who come to visit and those who do not. And passion is a trait that I have seen in Daric Harvey throughout his campaign for Eagle County sheriff and beyond. At the Vail Police Department where he and I work, I see Cmdr. Harvey’s commitment to helping a great organization get better. When I’ve seen him engage our county’s young people at Police Explorers events and social settings, I see a genuine passion for encouraging the future generations to be their best and to give of themselves. On the campaign trail, I see a passion for listening and taking time for people. Daric has knocked on hundreds of doors during the campaign but it could have easily been thousands if he had taken a little less time at each, but a quick hello and goodbye doesn’t exist in his world.

Enough about passion and character. Daric Harvey’s professional experience clearly and simply makes him the most qualified candidate for the office of Eagle County sheriff. Nearly 19 years of consistently growing and expanding his knowledge, skills sets and expertise will serve Eagle County and help to make the Sheriff’s Office a more efficient, transparent and engaged team of public servants. From the beginning of this campaign, Daric has posted his complete resume for public review at along with his platform of ideas for the Sheriff’s Office. This is a level of self-transparency and strategic planning that is unmatched in the contest for office. The town of Vail and its independent review panel engaged 90 applicants when hiring for the position of commander that Daric now fills. His qualifications have been well vetted.

Daric Harvey has also received the public endorsements of mayors from Basalt, Eagle, Red Cliff and Vail.

I have volunteered on Daric Harvey’s campaign since March because as I said in the beginning of this letter, I love Eagle County and want the best for it. Daric Harvey is the best qualified and prepared candidate to lead the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office. I will vote for Daric Harvey with pride and ask that you consider doing the same.

Jeff Campbell

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