From Jeffrey R. Gahler:
Over two years ago, my campaign committee and I embarked on the challenge to make our area safer for the families and communities that call Harford County home. When I entered the Sheriff’s campaign I had no idea how many wonderful people I would meet and how many new friendships would result from this effort. I am honored to have had the opportunity to meet and become friends with so many people.
I am truly honored to have had more than 43,000 voters use the power of their vote to support the changes I proposed in order to make Harford County safer and I am humbled that so many believed in me and my message. The level of success we, as a team, accomplished could not have been achieved without the work and support of so many. To each and every person who supported our campaign through donations, attendance at our events, allowing us to place a sign at your home or business and/or spreading the word of our campaign to friends and neighbors, I offer my sincere appreciation and thanks!
Although we did not achieve our goal this year, I would not have traded the experience of meeting and listening to so many concerned Harford County residents and business owners for anything. The desire for safe communities and the concern for our neighbors exhibited by so many I met was truly humbling.
Since the night of the election, I have been asked many times about my plans for the future and specifically, the next sheriff’s election cycle in 2014. I can only say that this is not about Jeff Gahler but the residents and business people of Harford County. However, if there is a need for change in order to protect our County, the Gahler for Sheriff Team will be ready.
The brave men and women of our Sheriff’s Office deserve our support. The job of a Deputy Sheriff is a difficult and dangerous one. I will put my support behind all the men and women who work tirelessly to keep our communities safe. I congratulate Sheriff Bane on his win and wish him and the men and women of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office a safe and successful four years.
Jeffrey R. Gahler