Letter: Stein for sheriff
To the Editor:
I just wanted to give the community a little insight into my brother. He is the most caring and understanding person I have ever had in my life. I have never met a more giving and loving person. I know that seems at odds with someone that has to be an administrator as well as a law officer, but it’s really not. And isn’t that what you really want? Someone to represent you that has your best interests at heart and that is as empathetic as you are?
It amazes me that the opposition has been as vicious as they have been. But, then again I guess this is politics. We are just “every day people” like you are. And we want what’s best for the community. We have real problems like you do and we understand them. This is why my brother wants to enforce the spirit of the law instead of the letter of the law. I firmly believe that is not only how God would have us behave but also the forefathers of our country. There is no point with tyranny by government or militarization of government. Government should represent YOU and your wishes for your community. John does this.
John Stein has earned the respect of many and touched the lives of so many, so much. It’s hard to disregard this fact. It is sad a few people are perpetrating the lies from his ex-wife. It says a lot that his ex-wife does not have custody of the children – yet, he does. It is very seldom that a mother loses custody of her children. But, she did. There is a reason for that. I will not elaborate because they are my nieces and nephew and I refuse to violate their privacy. And John would not want me to. He values their privacy and well being above his own career or ambitions
There are so many personal attacks that I see that have nothing to do with the job John has done or the dreams that he has for the County, the citizens, and the Sheriff’s Office. And it really saddens me how inappropriate some people have used lies and allegations to slander someone in a manner to better their political campaign. I know the love John has for Grand County and I know he only wants what’s best for Grand County. As a third party, I see a few (like three or four) people who are attacking John’s integrity and I want to refute their accusations. I know John is too classy to resort to those tactics, but I feel the need to set the record straight. The opposition once stated the position that they would not resort to personal attacks, but I know they have.
For instance, they asked a person to “leave their campaign” who posted something negative. But they have not. Another person posted a word document with information about John’s divorce that was supposed to be their research but when downloaded, the author is shown as “Schroetlin.” All citizens should ask themselves, “Do you really want someone who resorts to these tactics representing you? Is this the kind of unethical law enforcement practice you want investigating allegations against you or helping investigate a crime after you have been victimized by another? Do you really want a Sheriff that lies to the public by stating he has nothing to do with the ad (stating on the ad not associated with a candidate or candidate committee), yet he created the ad on his computer?”
Throughout this process, John has remained above the fray and refused to resort to negative campaigning. That may be a detriment to him, but I refuse to believe that the citizens of Grand County see it that way. Your intelligence will NOT be underestimated by John.
If you have any questions I know John would be more than happy to answer them. Please contact him any way you prefer – http://www.sheriffjohnstein.com or his email or cell: john@SheriffJohnStein.com or 970-531-2494. Of course, I would be more than happy to speak with you. If you would like to, please don’t hesitate to request my cell number from John. We are an open book and anyone in our family would be happy to speak with you.
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