Friday, May 17, 2013

Bill Elder wastes no time announcing run for sheriff

Posted By on Fri, May 17, 2013 at 11:46 AM

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Remember when there were breaks between election seasons? Take a moment to reminisce, because that's certainly not the case anymore.

Bill Elder just became the latest person seeking county office to declare ... for the November 2014 election. Elder is running for sheriff, a position that will be vacated by the term-limited Terry Maketa in January 2015.

Read on to learn more about this candidate ... well, well in advance.

Pledging to Bring a Regional Approach to El Paso County
Law Enforcement, Bill Elder Formally Announces
He Will Run For El Paso County Sheriff

Colorado Springs — Bill Elder, currently the Deputy Chief of Police for the City of Fountain, Colorado announced today that he plans to seek the office of Sheriff for El Paso County in 2014. Terry Maketa who is term limited in 2014 currently holds the position.

Elder, with 20 years of law enforcement experience, has served at the staff level for 3 of the largest law enforcement agencies in El Paso County including the office of the El Paso County Sheriff, the City of Colorado Springs, and the City of Fountain. He has held several positions including Deputy Chief and Commander and has critical experience in communications, investigations, patrol, metro vice and narcotics, and intelligence.

As Sheriff, Elder plans to develop a strong team, made up of experienced police managers to work closely with community leaders to provide bold, innovative, and fiscally conservative leadership. Personal responsibility, accountability and transparency, protection of individual freedoms and property rights are core principles that Bill Elder will invoke as the chief law enforcement officer in our community.

“I plan to lead by example,” stated Bill Elder “and to adopt fiscally conservative policies while ensuring the health, safety, and welfare of our citizens.”

Running on a platform that states collaboration and cooperation as a pillar Elder and his team will work to bring a regional approach to public safety working with other law enforcement agencies to eliminate the duplication of services in our community.

“ Working with our peer agencies in the region is the fiscally responsible thing to do. I understand that the use of taxpayer dollars is not a right simply granted,” Elder said “we owe it to our citizens to be as effective, efficient, and as innovative as possible.”

Bill Elder lives in Colorado Springs, and is a registered Republican.

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