From Gahler for Sheriff:
Key Endorsement from County’s Correctional Association Exhibits Lack of Confidence in Current Sheriff Administration by Public Safety Workers
Today, the Harford County Correctional Association (HCCA) formally announced its endorsement of Jeffrey Gahler for Sheriff of Harford County. The endorsement joins a growing list of organizations, business leaders, retired command staff members and elected officials including, former Sheriffs William Kunkel, Thomas Golding and Maryland State Senator Nancy Jacobs who support Gahler and recognize the growing need for leadership change within the agency.
The decision, which was made after formal interviews with both nominees, resulted in an overwhelming three-fourths majority vote from participating members for Gahler to succeed over incumbent Jesse Bane. The announcement comes at a pivotal time for the Office as the current administration struggles to manage a series of high profile controversies within the Sheriff’s Office, including: the abrupt departures of top-level command staff members Col. Greg Carlevaro and Major Dale Stonesifer and a series of custodial deaths within the Harford County Detention Center.
“I am very honored to have received such a strong and clear-cut vote of confidence from the members of the Harford County Correctional Association,” said Jeffrey R. Gahler. “Throughout my campaign, I have stressed the need for new leadership, not just with the Sheriff, but also with the leadership at the Detention Center. As much as this is an endorsement of my campaign and my vision for the future, it is also a resounding vote of no confidence in the incumbent Sheriff and his failed leadership at the Jail.”
Gahler is a career law enforcement professional, having served 28 years with the Maryland State Police and who has dedicated his life to public service by ensuring the safety and security of Maryland families. In his bid to implement an effective crime fighting platform that improves quality of life for Harford County residents, Gahler promises to restore integrity, ethics and fiscal responsibility to the Sheriff’s Office.