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VanGesen's leadership will benefit us all

| May 9, 2024 1:00 AM

I am writing this to encourage everyone to vote for Jon VanGesen for Boundary County Sheriff. I am one of the few residents of our county who has had the opportunity to benefit directly from VanGesen’s leadership and can offer insight as to why he is the right choice for Boundary County.

VanGesen has the strongest law enforcement resume to stand behind with over 30 years of experience, holding several ranking positions that exceed those held by any of the other candidates. He has a unique ability to connect on a personal level with everyone he interacts with. Every member of the public and the sheriff’s office will feel valued under his leadership. This is the type of leadership that people want to work for as it builds comradery and will unify the personnel of the sheriff’s office.

VanGesen is driven by service in his professional and personal life. He is running for sheriff because he knows he is the candidate most qualified to lead the Boundary County Sheriff’s Office, if he wasn’t he would not be running for this position.

I encourage you to look at the candidate's resumes, ask who has the combination of qualifications and leadership to do the best job for our county. Don’t vote for a candidate just because you know them, or the name is familiar. Police Chief Willie Cowell said it best after the debate between the candidates when he said if he knew nothing about the race or the candidates, he would be impressed with VanGesen.


LEVI SHIELL

Bonners Ferry