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Vail Daily letter: Van Beek for sheriff

This is Mikel “Pappy” Kerst. I am writing a letter in support of James Van Beek for Eagle County sheriff. It is time for a change in the Sheriff’s Office and James is one to fit that role. James has been involved in Eagle County for over 25 years, along the way finding his wife Carrie, another lifelong Eagle County resident. They have raised their family here in Eagle County. I met James back some 20 years ago while he was working as a road deputy for Eagle County. James was one that you would see getting out of his patrol vehicle and walk around to meet those that came to visit our great county, as well as those that live here. James brings dedication, accessibility, accountability and responsiveness to the office. James has extensive local and international experience to bring to the office. Accessibility is an area that James will bring to the office; he is one to listen to both sides and look at the facts. Then he will create his opinion and be transparent with the decision that comes forth, when he can.

If you are looking for someone to help with positive change in the office of the sheriff of Eagle County, take the time to sit down with James and ask the tough questions. James can be found at:,, or 970-390-5086.

Mikel “Pappy” Kerst


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