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Vail Daily letter: Harvey for sheriff

I find myself faced with a difficult candidate choice for sheriff between James van Beek and Daric Harvey. Daily, I work with law enforcement in Eagle County as the assistant district attorney and have developed a relationship with Cmdr. Harvey, and I have known Mr. van Beek for over a decade, and look forward to working closely with either new sheriff soon to be elected by Eagle County voters.

James van Beek certainly brings his longevity to our community and over many years has been a valuable community participant in a great many organizations and events. Conversely, Cmdr. Harvey has not lived long in Eagle County, but has jumped in with two feet and embraced Eagle County, as demonstrated by a commitment to crime victims in his role with Vail PD, but also as a board member with Bright Future Foundation, an Eagle County organization devoted to advocating for individuals and families affected by domestic violence and sexual assault.

When balanced, Daric Harvey’s impressive resume and extensive background in law enforcement leadership roles would well serve the citizens of Eagle County as I have seen first hand. My vote will be cast for Daric Harvey for sheriff.

Heidi McCollum

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