I give fair warning to all candidates for County Council:
I don’t care if you lie and say that you just want the electorate to decide whether or not to have a sheriff. But unless you actively support a ‘no’ vote on the proposal to eliminate the office of sheriff in Los Alamos County, I will find it very difficult if not impossible to vote for you in this upcoming election, no matter how completely we agree on other issues.
While there are certainly examples of very bad sheriffs (a case in Arizona comes to mind), I cannot imagine living west of the Mississippi without a sheriff in my county. And we’ve had some very good ones.