Why I’m running for Sheriff...
I’m running because Gila County deserves better!!! With 18 years of uniformed experience; 7 years of that with the Gila County Sheriff’s Office, I had the honor to work side-by-side with other Deputies, Correction, and civilian staff at a time when the Sheriff’s Office had a family environment with honor and respect. The current Sheriff has arguably, caused the morale of the Sheriff’s Office to reach an all-time low and lost the respect and trust of the citizens.
I have the integrity, leadership experience, knowledge, and courage to return GCSO to the transparent, accountable, and respectable law enforcement agency that Gila County deserves!!
Unseating an incumbent is certainly an uphill battle and takes more than just a more-qualified candidate. It takes hard work, educating voters, and citizens of Gila County to make their voices heard loud and clear. “WE WANT CHANGE” “WE WANT ACCOUNTABILITY” WE WANT A WORKING SHERIFF” I humbly ask for the support of Gila County, and when it comes time; TAKE BACK THE COUNTY!!! Make your voices heard, and VOTE Christopher Bender for Gila County Sheriff.
Exemplified Characteristics of Chris
- Dedication to Duty.
- Commitment to Community
- Integrity First
- Compassion for Justice
THINGS THAT SHOULD MATTER
- A SHERIFF ACTIVE IN THE COMMUNITY
- EFFECTIVE MANAGMENT OF STAFF AND JAIL
- COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
- UNECESSARY SPENDING
- ABILITY TO WORK WITH COURTS AND OTHER AGENCIES