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Here is what The Gazette had to say:
"As crime spikes in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, and throughout the state voters cannot take chances with public safety. For that reason and more, primary voters should nominate Undersheriff Joe Roybal to run as sheriff — to replace term-limited Sheriff Bill Elder.
Roybal has served successfully working as second-in-command of a department that for the past eight years has maximized the benefits of limited resources. He’s a Colorado Springs native in his 26th year with the department. In visiting with Roybal, one gets the impression he has detailed knowledge of every neighborhood and stretch of road in El Paso County.
Though solidly qualified and prepared for the job, Roybal exceeds expectations with his passion for public safety in a community he has known as home for his entire life.
Roybal’s colleagues in the department know him as someone with a gift for managing budgets and stretching dollars. He’s an avid supporter of the Second Amendment and advocates for concealed carry permits for those who are properly trained and background checked.
Supporters of his election include Elder, Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers, the city’s last two retired police chiefs — Vince Niski and Pete Carey —District Attorney Michael Allen, and most of the rest of the region’s law-enforcement community. Primary voters concerned about crime would be wise to follow suit and nominate Roybal."