Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Albuquerque Journal Endorses Sheriff Greg Solano

Today the Albuquerque Journal Endorsed me in the June Primary race for Sheriff. I am very appreciative of this endorsement. The Journal did not endorse me in the 2002 June Primary and its good to see that I have earned their confidence. I have always tried to work with the media seeing them as an important part of our democracy. The Santa Fe Reporter should come out with their endorsements May 31 and only the editor knows when the Santa Fe New Mexican will come out with theirs. I have worked hard to earn all of their endorsements and most of all to earn the voters endorsement with your votes. Thank you to all who have helped and continue to help me in my re-election bid. Only 13 more days to go! Below is the endorsement as written in the Albuquerque Journal North.

Printed from, a service of the Albuquerque Journal
Wednesday, May 24, 2006

ENDORSEMENT: Santa Fe County Sheriff Greg Solano

The Journal didn't endorse Solano when he ran for the office the first time, in 2002. We judged him short on law enforcement experience- he had been out of the police force for seven years when he ran for sheriff.

But Solano has acquitted himself well in his four years in office. He seems to have steered clear of the garden variety personnel and department loyalty problems that might have plagued a young office-holder without much shared experience with the staff he would supervise. He has overseen the county's takeover of a privately run jail plagued with serious problems- a takeover long overdue. And he has been very visible as the public voice of the law enforcement agency responsible for the best part of 2,000 square miles, thus fulfilling another of his campaign promises.

We see no reason not to return Solano for another term. (No Republican is on the ballot in November.)

1 comment:

Bill from the North said...

Greg, Congrats on the endorsement. You have worked hard to be a great sheriff and we appreciate it. I am telling everyone up north to vote for you and I know you will win. Great Blog also!