Dear Editor:

We are in need of a seasoned professional in the office of sheriff of Archuleta County. We are very fortunate to have Carl Smith running for this position with his 36 years of dedicated service to the public as a law enforcement professional. Carl’s opponent has only a few years of experience and only here in Archuleta and La Plata counties. Join me in voting for Carl Smith for sheriff of Archuleta County.

Those of you who are still unaffiliated voters or not yet registered can still affiliate or register as a Republican to vote in this primary election at the vote center located in the lower level of the courthouse on the south side of the building. Ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on June 24 or sooner.

Marilynn Bunch

This story was posted on June 19, 2014.