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Taylor Defeats Wills In Pueblo County Sheriff Race

By: Jason Aubry Email
By: Jason Aubry Email

Sheriff Kirk Taylor will serve another four years. Taylor defeated challenger Randy Wills by about 6,000 votes Tuesday.

The two men ran very different campaigns. Taylor focused on his accomplishments and how they fulfilled campaign promises he made four years ago. Wills, backed by some members of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7, took a more negative approach to Taylor's term in office attempting to prove Taylor's claims to be false.

By the end of the race, several deputies in the Sheriff's Office found themselves on opposite sides of a political line drawn in the sand. Strong feelings on who was the right candidate for the job boiled over on our own website. Vicious statements of opinion flowed like water from a busted dam, on a story we ran last week.

Now, though, the sheriff says they will put the past behind them. Unlike other elected offices, the Sheriff's office is not on a break. Taylor says, he and the county are in the middle of financial discussions for new equipment, and he says they are close to completing an unsolved homicide from earlier this year.

Meanwhile, Wills is going to go back to work at his private business. He says, his campaign did everything it could, and he wouldn't have done anything differently. "It just wasn't meant to be," says Wills.


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