Wrede Endorses Barnes For Laramie County Sheriff, Kozak Responds
Former Republican candidate for Laramie County Sheriff Boyd Wrede has become the second former Republican candidate to endorse independent candidate Jeff Barnes over the winner of the GOP primary, former Cheyenne Police Chief Brian Kozak.
Don Hollingshead, who finished second in the primary endorsed Barnes and went so far as to say that he wants to campaign with Barnes.
Now, the candidate who finished third in the Aug. 16 voting has also endorsed Barnes.
Wrede posted the following comments on Facebook:
”The sheriff candidates who lost the republican primary election announced, today, they will be campaigning for the independent. This was not a surprise; I saw alliances form when I announced I would not retain the current leaders who were responsible for the state of collapse the Sheriff’s Office is currently in. I ran on the commitment to put public safety before politics; to bring fresh and experienced leadership to fix the problems highlighted by the voters. I believe that is what the voters want, and I believe that is why I won the Republican nomination. My ethics will never be compromised, which is why I refuse to make political deals to win an election. It is unfortunate Captain Hollingshead and Mr. Wrede are not supporting the Republican nominee. The last thing we need is more divisiveness. In the next few weeks, we will again highlight our goals, which are designed to bring people together. I will also introduce you to the experienced leaders I intend to bring onboard to help bring the Sheriff’s Office in the 21st Century. You may review the six-month transitional action plan, which has been posted for several months, at https://www.briankozak.com/goals.”