Ballots are out and it’s time to make a decision about many things but for Douglas County, who do you want to be your next Sheriff?

For Douglas County, you have two choices for Sheriff, Undersheriff Tony Spurlock and write-in candidate, Commander John Anderson from the Castle Rock Police Department.

john-andersonJohn Anderson – Commander Castle Rock Police [Write in Candidate]
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Short Bio: Commander John Anderson has been a distinguished police officer for more than 36 years, serving in Command and Administration for 29 years, and as SWAT Commander for the past 13 years.

John has extensive training, education and experience in law enforcement and has a track record of building strong relationships with other law enforcement agencies locally, regionally and nationally. His recent efforts are focused on enhancing public safety through community policing and school safety.

His leadership and background will bring a fresh approach to serving the citizens of Douglas County and the Sheriff’s Office. John has the heart, dedication and vision to make improvements, as well as the experience, leadership and ability to build positive partnerships with other agencies and organizations.

As the Republican candidate for Sheriff, John is committed to honesty, ethics and fairness and has a strong desire to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Douglas County.

tony-spurlockTony Spurlock – Undersheriff, Douglas County
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Short Bio: Tony Spurlock is a Colorado native and 17 year resident of Douglas County.  Married to Stacy and with four grown children, he is committed to family and community.  Tony is an exceptionally experienced public safety leader who began his prestigious career at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in 1980.

Tony offers a wealth of modern leadership experience, especially in the statutory responsibilities that are unique to a sheriff. Having served Douglas County through the development boom of the 1980s and 1990s, Tony is very aware of the  differing needs and issues facing rural Douglas County, versus those of the northern urban corridor.

So, what’s a write-in candidate?

A write-in candidate is a candidate in an election whose name does not appear on the ballot but for whom voters may vote nonetheless by writing in the person’s name.

If you plan on voting for Commander John Anderson, you must fill in the box next to Write In and write John Anderson.