Jeff Shrader was confident he would move on to the November ballot but results from the primary election have made it official or rather unofficial as of Tuesday night.
“I didn’t get nervous until 10 minutes to seven,” Shrader said who celebrated his early victory with family, friends and campaign managers. “It’s a little bit overwhelming.”
Shrader campaigned hard throughout Jeffco and once he received 58 percent of the delegate vote at the county assembly, he knew he was a shoe in. He held an early lead against his Republican opponent Jim Shires at 61.60 percent of the early total of 35,307 votes cast during the primaries. “It reflected what went on at the county assembly,” Shrader said.
His nearly 30 years at the Sheriff’s Office holding leadership positions and creating strategic management and response tactics for deputies, supervisors and command level ranks is what’s given voters the confidence that Shrader is experienced to lead and proved to be the “vast difference” between him and his opponents, he said.
I campaigned hard,” he said. “I didn’t have any intentions of leaving anything on the table.”
With the emotional support of his family and friends, Shrader said he plans to regroup and turn his focus to the general election where he will campaign against two other opponents; Libertarian candidate Brett Almy and Republican write-in candidate, John Berry.
More information about Jeff Shrader can be found at www.shrader4sheriff.com.