County commission to appoint sheriff’s replacement

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Good ‘ol boys at it again. Remember Camper?

Remember when we needed “continuity” in the sheriff’s department. Remember when we needed to lift “term limits” on the sheriff. All for the sake of the good ol boys and gals. It was just so important that we “un term limit” the position. It is not so important now it seems?

Be a good idea if the recommendation was followed by a professional rather than commissioners politicking for any candidate.

Just appoint the undersheriff and let people decide through voting who the next sheriff will be.

Well said Steve. Personally I am supporting PENNINGTON. My small attempt at breaking up these good ol boys and gals. They just seem to move around from position to position which all seem to be conveniently vacant as they depart. How long will we continue to be duped?

County Officers

Colo. Const. Art. XIV, Section 9 (2013)


In case of a vacancy occurring in the office of county commissioner a vacancy committee of the same political party as the vacating commissioner constituted as provided by law shall, by a majority vote, fill the vacancy by appointment within ten days after occurrence of the vacancy. If the vacancy committee fails to fill the vacancy within ten days after occurrence of the vacancy, the governor shall fill the same by appointment within fifteen days after occurrence of the vacancy. The person appointed to fill a vacancy in the office of county commissioner shall be a member of the same political party, if any, as the vacating commissioner. In case of a vacancy in any other county office, or in any precinct office, the board of county commissioners shall fill the same by appointment. Any person appointed pursuant to this section shall hold the office until the next general election, or until the vacancy is filled by election according to law.

Pull up the organizational chart for the county.  The Org. chart is suppose to reflect the authority level of an organization.

This is an interesting development since about 8-10 months ago there were some bloggers that predicted this after rumors started flying regarding one particular “Sheriff” candidate and its not me. If I were Pennington…

That is why I chose to run independent and as a write-in. Total autonomy and beholden to no one.  As the first women to run for Sheriff of this county, I will win if all the women in this county and the Latino community turn out. Certainly not part of the “good ole boy” culture.

“In case of a vacancy occurring in the office of county commissioner…...” Is the sheriff NOW a county commissioner? I happen to know many “women and latinos” who are not voting for you. Good luck in an “off year” turn out. Maybe some more “pulling up” needs to occur.

Call and email all of the Commissioners with your comments. Remember they “work for you”, let them know you will not stand still for back room politics in this race for the office of sheriff. This was all planned in July 2013 and the last step is happening now.

Steve King was not supposed to lose top billing on the ballot. Is this the way they plan to get him in anyway? Be sure you are registered as a Republican so you can vote in the Primary to stop Steve King. You have until May 23 to get that done. You can always change back later and remember to VOTE for the candidate of YOUR choice and if you do a write in be sure you know how to spell the name exactly.

Good.  The powers that be would hate to have to put it to the people.

Not Freida Cook - Am a relative (Ltpar) - Common sense dictates in order to maintain continuity of operations Sheriff Hilkey’s recommendation be followed.  Undersheriff Spiess should be appointed to fill the position until the election.  Then, let the people listen to all candidates and vote for the most qualified.  Isn’t that what the election process is all about?

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