Vote for the Sheriff You Know and Trust

Aspen (Pitkin County, Colorado) Sheriff Bob Braudis, the most principled, fairest, trustworthy, best law enforcement officer I've known in my career, has launched his re-election website. The music is by Jimmy Ibbotson of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Here's Bob's mission statement, in part:

I have always seen my role as sheriff as a peacekeeper rather than just a law enforcer. Even though it has become fashionable these days to scare people to gain personal power, I prefer to inspire others to be law abiding, kind, generous, and productive members of our wonderful community.

Bob says, "Democracy is not a spectator sport. If you share my commitment to peace and safety in Pitkin County, please vote for me on November 7."

Bob has a challenger this time, a pro-drug war type with a typical cop mentality. Send a contribution to Bob, and keep Aspen safe and free.

Gerry and Christine Goldstein (household words to criminal defense lawyers nation-wide for their commitment to justice for the accused and for their hospitality) are also featured on the website.


We love our eclectic valley made up of people from different backgrounds with different beliefs and different values, thanks to the leadership of Sheriff Bob, we are able to live in peace and harmony, tolerant and respectful of our variety and differences. He has served the youth and citizens of our community well. He has always been approachable to our youth. He respects their opinions as they do his. I want my 16 year old son to trust...not fear law enforcement. My son trusts Bob, so should you."

A former mayor of Aspen says:

.....At a time when too many law enforcement departments across America have suffered at times from over-zealous behavior, [Bob's] Sheriff's team has never offered even a hint of power abuse. Bob is a "peace officer" in the finest sense of that term. He's probably the best sheriff Pitkin County has ever had."

Listen to Jimmy singing about when the President came to town. He ends with the campaign theme:

Bob Braudis is the man, his county rocks. Keep Pitkin County rocking on November 7. Re-elect Bob Braudis.

Bob is strong in his belief that he needs neither a big stick nor a big gun to keep the peace in Aspen. Send a donation today.

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    Re: Vote for the Sheriff You Know and Trust (none / 0) (#1)
    by kdog on Wed Oct 04, 2006 at 11:32:14 AM EST
    Damn...you got some cool cops out there in Colorado. I sure am jealous. What a refreshing statement from a law enforcement officer!

    Re: Vote for the Sheriff You Know and Trust (none / 0) (#2)
    by rdandrea on Wed Oct 04, 2006 at 03:19:15 PM EST
    That;s not Colorado. It's Aspen. It's a whole other planet.

    Re: Vote for the Sheriff You Know and Trust (none / 0) (#3)
    by kdog on Thu Oct 05, 2006 at 06:17:53 AM EST
    It's a whole other planet.
    Sounds nicer than planet earth:)