From Bob Peck:
Citizens of Harford County:
Unfortunately I must announce that I have no choice but to withdraw my candidacy for Harford County Sheriff – 2014. Since the State of Maryland does not recognize the independent party and I was not permitted to run in the primary, the State Board of Election required me to obtain 1700 signatures to have my name placed on the General Election ballot. Due to my work schedule and personal family commitments, I was not able to collect the 1700 signatures needed by the deadline of August 04.
However, it is with great pride that I announce my support and endorsement of the current Sheriff, Jesse Bane for re-election.
I considered a run for Sheriff in 2010, but decided not to enter the race after learning about Sheriff Bane and the positive changes he was making to the Sheriff’s Office and Harford County.
I decided to enter the 2014 race after hearing that Jesse Bane may not run for re-election. After learning that Sheriff Bane decided to seek reelection, I reached out to him to introduce myself and to inform him that I would not run a negative campaign. Over the course of the next year, Sheriff Bane and I established a friendship with mutual respect for each other. We both agreed that if either one of us won the election, Harford County wins. I even asked Sheriff Bane if he would be a part of my transition team if I was elected Sheriff.
In closing, I am asking all my friends, family members, fellow colleagues, and my brothers and sisters in the law enforcement community to consider supporting and re-elect Sheriff Jesse Bane. I truly believe that Jesse is the only candidate that believes in the Office and in keeping our families and communities safe.
Vote Jesse BANE! www.BANEforSheriff.com