Michael Angley 
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Re: “Former El Paso County Sheriff’s Office notary says top officials ordered falsifying of hundreds of oath affidavits

Citizens of El Paso County, if this article outrages you (and it should), there is an alternative. I will be writing much more about this in the coming days, but for now, please visit my website to learn more about me and my candidacy for Sheriff of El Paso County. It's time to bring in an outsider to change the direction in the EPSO.

https://angley4sheriff.org/

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Posted by Michael Angley on 11/08/2017 at 7:18 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Felony charges dismissed against John San Agustin

I have entered this race to change the culture in the Sheriff's Office, provide some new leadership, and to restore the public trust. The endless lawsuits must stop and fiscal discipline return. We've been penning a series about the money issues there. Here's the latest. https://angley4sheriff.org/2017/10/20/foll…

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Posted by Michael Angley on 10/20/2017 at 8:48 AM

Re: “Concealed carry permits in El Paso County double in five years

This is all well and good, but missing from the discussion is the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act and a new and draconian requirement EPSO has in place for annual permit renewals. LEOSA is a law that allows qualified retired LEOs to carry concealed firearms throughout the country. The only annual requirement in the law is for officers to pass a firearms proficiency test. There is no requirement for an annual background check.

Imposing such a check is a stealth tax upon retired LEOs and it potentially opens the EPSO to civil litigation. Ironically, civilian CCWs are renewed every five years. Disenfranchising LEOs can become a slippery slope to even greater infringements upon the Second Amendment rights of all El Paso County citizens.

There is a solution: www.angley4sheriff.org

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Posted by Michael Angley on 09/27/2017 at 8:36 PM

Re: “Mike Angley challenges Elder in sheriff's office race

Mr. Randall, thanks much for the comment.

I've been getting my hands around many of the concerns you identified. The 1A funding issue is huge, and as I try to force some transparency and the mandatory disclosures it requires, I'm also devising a plan to restructure how 1A money is allocated in the EPSO and how to deal with two scenarios: 1) non-renewal of funds in 2020 and 2) what to do if it does get extended. If elected, I want to hit the ground running and have a plan to deal with either contingency. I suppose that's the military planner in me!

Cheers, Mike Angley

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Posted by Michael Angley on 09/15/2017 at 5:26 PM

Re: “Mike Angley challenges Elder in sheriff's office race

My thanks to the CS Independent for covering me with this article. I need to clarify my position on 1A. In fairness to Ms. Zubeck, I gave her a long reply to her question and I think my intent got lost in my wordiness.

I am a Reagan Conservative and believe in small government and lower taxes. Long before we ever ask the citizens of El Paso County to vote for yet another tax increase, three things must happen first.

One, we must have a full accounting of every penny spent in 1A funds by the EPSO from beginning to present. The Sheriff is required to provide this transparency but hasnt. If the money has been mismanaged, then the public has a right to reject any new tax proposals and demand accountability.

Second, EPSO must look at how 1A funding has been structured within the office and determine if its being used efficiently. If cost savings are possible by restructuring the current budget, then that must happen. Additional cost savings must be sought by looking at reducing waste and unnecessary overhead.

Third, if after the above takes place a detailed manpower and services study determines public safety and security are at risk unless additional funding is obtained, the EPSO must appeal to the BoCC for funding and urge the BoCC to cut lower priority funding from other county services.

The last thing would be a new tax proposal if compelling public safety issues are still unsatisfied. I would never want to get to that point because I am always of the belief that with proper discipline, government can shrink and still provide essential services.

Mike Angley

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Posted by Michael Angley on 09/13/2017 at 8:19 PM

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