Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams introduced this week he’s working for a 3rd time period because the county’s sheriff.
Reams, a Republican, introduced the marketing campaign Wednesday on the Steffan Tubbs radio present on Information/Speak 710 KNUS, following up on his Fb web page with a hyperlink to his marketing campaign web site, www.ReamsForColorado.com.
No others are registered to run in opposition to Reams within the November 2022 election. As of Nov. 2, his marketing campaign reported greater than $175,000 contributions and greater than $100,000 in expenditures, for a remaining steadiness of greater than $75,000.
Reams has labored on the sheriff’s workplace since 1997, filling positions in each the Detentions and Patrol divisions. He oversees greater than 450 workers on the company, working the Weld County Jail and serving the Weld District courts. His marketing campaign web site notes he got here into the media highlight for his stance in opposition to Colorado’s Purple Flag invoice, whereby a decide could difficulty an excessive danger safety order and require the topic to show over all firearms for 364 days.
Reams declared the regulation unconstitutional and brazenly talked about his intention to not implement it, drawing reward from 2nd Modification activists in addition to the ire of gun management activists. The marketing campaign web site lists Reams’ stances on three points: Constitutional rights, the Second Modification and native management.
“Sheriff Reams is an unwavering defender of the Structure,” the web site states. “He is aware of that respecting the imaginative and prescient of our founders and defending our Constitutional rights is the most effective assure for a free society, and the most effective safeguard in opposition to large authorities encroaching upon our lives.”
Reams’ announcement got here close to the tip of a heavy information week for the sheriff: on March 26, he introduced his company made an arrest in a 1979 cold case murder; later that day, Weld deputies shot and killed 32-year-old Steven Michael Kielian after the company stated he fired at the least one shot on the deputies; and on Monday, he spoke earlier than a bunch opposing public-health restrictions within the state, the Colorado Times Recorder reported, saying of Rep. Leslie Herod, D-Denver, “In my thoughts, she’s a terrorist.” — an announcement many lawmakers have decried, whilst Herod stands behind a tweet she made in August 2019 calling then-President Donald Trump a terrorist.
Reams moved to Weld County from Amarillo, Texas, in 1995 to check enterprise on the College of Northern Colorado earlier than starting his profession with the sheriff’s workplace. In 2018, he received reelection with 97,804 votes — 100% of the votes for sheriff. In 2014, he was elected sheriff with 61,741 votes, beating Democrat Jeff Rodriguez by greater than 40% of the vote.