This guy was a rent a cop and wants to be our Sheriff? No way. This has got to be a joke, "Doc Holiday"? How can anyone take this guy seriously.
Maketa got back in the race due to his employees crying for help to keep Shirk out of office. Shirk plans on taking sworn deputies out of the jail which will put both inmates and deputies lives at risk. Shirk is a "talker" which means he will say anything to get into office. Shirk has no idea how to run the office and is being spoon fed information from John Anderson. It seems he is also in with Pam Zubeck who is running any story she can to slam Maketa. Is the independant being paid by Shirk? I wouldnt doubt it, with the amount of money Anderson stole from the county while he was in office, he is probably funding it. If anyone cared to find the facts, they would ask Shirk a few simple questions as to how he plans on accomplishing his key notes. He has no clue save for what Anderson has told him to say. Shirks mail flyer makes me laugh because it is completly based off of what fabricated tales Anderson, Zubeck and their crew have made up.
I wonder how many people thought good of Shirk for his statement about putting 20% more deputies on the road? This turns out to be a whopping 1 to 2 deputies per shift but will cost the tax payers over a million dollars in funding due to all that goes with that number, so what is he going to cut? The county will be facing millions in budget cuts within the next 2 years due to the sales and property tax fall off. The last thing we need is some rookie "talker" in office, Obama anyone? Shirk will not be able to keep his head above water in dealing with the county budget because he has no experience in this area. He will tell you he has experience as a "rough and tumble street cop", I dont want that in office, I want someone that is business savy and will put my money to its best use. Shirk stated he knows how to run a jail, wrong! He was in charge of a 72 hour holding facility that was ruined by his lack knowledge.
Last note, Maketa has made it public that he WILL stay in office for the entire term. Zubeck has tried to make you believe that he will not but that is because she is probably in Shirks pocket. Maketa has stated he will stay for the entire term to help our county through our very tough times to come.
Shirk claims all this transparency with budget, but it seems he's just one of these people who's all about titles. He is one of those people who tells voters what they want to hear. Visit his Monument Police website, it says nothing about their budget. If he's so transparent, why isn't there anything about the budget on the website? Even on his campaign literature it's all about "Chief Jake"...does he want to be chief or sheriff? Apparently, he just wants a new "title".
I love how John Anderson is running Shirk's campaign yet Shirk is claiming otherwise. Shirk sent out an e-mail saying he is in no way connected to the e-mails attempting to slander Maketa. Shirk says it's "tawdry" behavior (his favorite word), yet he takes every opportunity he can to capitalize on it and use it to benefit his campaign. If you read the mailings that Shirk has sent out, you will see that all of his key statements are direct reflections of the bogus claims made by Anderson, funny how that works out.
Now Shirk is going to try to pretend he isn't connected to Anderson (and vice versa), who has a very shady past. Many people know about the cover-up he did when his first Undersheriff was driving drunk and crashed a sheriff's office vehicle on South Tejon. The man who "self declares" integrity and character did nothing but insure it was covered up.
The message Shirk gave during the assembly was exactly what voters wanted to hear but the truth will come out soon that he has no intentions to follow these words or even have the slightest clue on how to run the county. Shirk reminds me of Obama talking alot and that is it. He claims he knows how to run a jail but failed to mention that his experience comes from a 72 hour holding center that was left in ruins from his lack of leadership
The way I see it, Anderson has Shirk in his pocket and will soon be sucking the county dry through his pawn.
In response to John Anderson's letter to county delegates (the one he wrote for Jake Shirk)...I think someone should look into Jake's background if he is being helped into office by the infamous John Anderson. This is just the tip of the iceberg for Anderson, as I have been told he has done much more that could result in criminal charges if the right person were to look into it. I wonder how much of the 14k Shirk received came from Anderson who is known to take money from the county for anything he wants.
Why did John Anderson go through 6, yes 6, female executive assistants in his eight years? Sexual harassment? Maybe, but certainly mental and verbal abuse. Just ask…it’s easy to confirm. During the vacancies, those that filled in during the vacancies refused to accept the higher paying position because of his abusiveness and unethical personal expenditures of taxpayer money. Yep, such a man of integrity!
More integrity....John Anderson made his executive assistant go pick up his personal luggage at the airport at 10:00 p.m. on a cold winter night. She was forced to wake up her young sleeping children and use her personal vehicle to run his errand.
This is the man who is backing Shirk, thats great company Jake!
Just recieved an email stating facts about how unethical Jake Shirk's number one supporter John Anderson is. The guy spent thousands of county tax dollars for his own gain. I wonder how much money Shirk will pocket and/or give to Anderson for running his dirty campaign. Shirk has sent out flyers saying he is going to fire sworn employees and make less paid lesser quality people take the positions, is this so he can have more money to put into his own pocket? I think Jake Shirk has some evil ideas that are backed by thief. I will not be voting for someone who will take my tax money and think it is a payday to do with as he pleases.
Just recieved an email stating facts about how unethical Jake Shirk's number one supporter John Anderson is. The guy spent thousands of county tax dollars for his own gain. I wonder how much money Shirk will pocket and/or give to Anderson for running his dirty campaign. Shirk has sent out flyers saying he is going to fire sworn employees and make less paid lesser quality people take the positions, is this so he can have more money to put into his own pocket? I think Jake Shirk has some evil ideas that are backed by a thief. I will not be voting for someone who will take my tax money and think it is a payday to do with as he pleases.
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