Wall files election paperwork

County sheriff remains tight-lipped about candidacy



Routt County Sheriff Gary Wall

Routt County Sheriff Gary Wall has filed the paperwork to run for re-election this fall.

According to the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office, Wall, a Democrat, filed his candidate affidavit Friday. Wall previously had declined to announce whether he would run again.

Two Republican challengers, All Crimes En­­forcement Team Com­­mander Garrett Wiggins and Routt County Rifle Club Presi­dent David Smith Jr., have announ­ced their intention to run for sheriff.

Reached by telephone Mon­day, Wall said he still was not ready to announce his intentions despite the paperwork filing.

“When I’m ready to announce and declare and do all that, I’ll let you know,” he said. “I’m going to do something when I’m ready to do something.”

Wall said he filed the papers based on what he plans to do in the future but noted that candidates can pull out of the election.

The deadline to file paperwork is based on party decisions, but the final day for an unaffiliated candidate petition is June 15.

The committee “Sheriff Wall for Sheriff in 2010,” with Wall’s wife, Jennifer Wall, as the registered agent, has filed expense reports with the state. There is no income other than interest. There have been no expenses since 2006.

Wall defeated Wiggins in the 2006 election, 55 percent to 45 percent. Wall did not face a Democratic primary opponent in that election; Wiggins defeated current Hayden Police Chief Ray Birch in the Republican primary that year.


tcb 7 years, 2 months ago

Hmmmm. Looks like yet another "me me me me" moment for Wall. File for re-election, but give some namby pamby answer about running. For cryin' out loud. Time to end this all at the ballot and get a new Sheriff...umm....how about a SHERIFF. What is it, exactly, that Wall is hiding from? Why won't he come out and say, "Yes, by golly, I'm running for re-election." What dirt is lurking that he's waiting for in order to make a decision?


Cooke 7 years, 2 months ago

tcb -- how does it not smack of blatant hipocracy that you say things like "What is it, exactly, that Wall is hiding from? Why won't he come out and say, 'Yes, by golly...'" and yet you post anonymously?!? How does it not hit your common sense nerve that when you are decrying secrecy, you are posting in secret?!


trump_suit 7 years, 2 months ago

Sheriff Wall has done fairly well with a few notable exeptions. In my opinion, his running again might just open up a can of worms that he would rather avoid. All I ask is that we elect anyone but Garrett Wiggins.


freerider 7 years, 2 months ago

trump said it ...thank you ...Garrett Wiggins is kinda like that jarhead corporate enforcer in AVATAR


tcb 7 years, 2 months ago

"a few notable exeptions"? you mean like.....a dwai verdict for wall, an undersheriff who gets in an accident in Utah in a county vehicle while furniture shopping? sounds like a lack of integrity to me...but of course that's what most sheep in this county want, right? hey...a chief law enforcement officer who has no integrity won't have his crew targeting crummy dirtbags, will he? nice. very nice. how about this county gets a NEW sheriff...one that will do something. why don't you all point out the outstanding cases generated by the sheriff's office over the past few years. at least wiggins and acet put crooks in jail


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