Dear Editor:

My name is Geary Parsons; I’m the president of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Durango Lodge No. 8.

The Archuleta County sheriff’s endorsement was put to a vote by the membership of Fraternal Order of Police Durango Lodge No. 8. By majority vote Rich Valdez was selected for the candidate to receive our endorsement.

We encourage voters of Archuleta County to vote for Rich Valdez for Archuleta County sheriff 2014.

We feel Rich is the best candidate for the position of sheriff. Our officers and deputies have worked with Rich over the last 14 years and know him to be a hard worker, who stays connected with his community. He is well educated, having a BA in public management and numerous classes in law enforcement. Rich is an instructor for the Southwest Regional Law Enforcement Academy. Rich has served in many supervisor roles during his career giving him the knowledge for the sheriff’s position.

Thank you for your time.

Geary Parsons


This story was posted on June 19, 2014.