Mike Angley challenges Elder in sheriff’s office race | Politics – Colorado News

Mike Angley challenges Elder in sheriff’s office race | Politics – Colorado News

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  • Hopeful Sheriff candidate Mike Angley.

El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder has competition for his second term in office in the 2018 election.

Mike Angley, a retired Air Force colonel, filed for the office on Aug. 22 as a Republican; no other candidates have yet filed. Angley says he’s running because, “The only time I hear EPSO mentioned is in the context of scandal, corruption, collusion and cronyism.” He says the remedy is to elect an outsider who’s “untainted by political connections there.”

Angley says he served 35 years in federal law enforcement, including several overseas deployments, and worked for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. After retirement, he worked for 10 years as a military advisor to the president of Henley-Putnam University in San Jose, California, a strategic security school, and published several thriller novels (mikeangley.com).

He describes himself as “very conservative” and a staunch Second Amendment advocate. He moved to Colorado Springs 12 years ago for an Air…

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