Nomination Speech for the Archuleta County Republican Assembly held on March 19, 2022
JESSE M. MOREHOUSE
Brigadier General, National Guard & Archuleta County Resident
Today, it is my privilege to nominate Mike Le Roux for Sheriff.
I do not make this nomination lightly. The Sheriff is arguably the most
important elected official when it comes to the day-to-day business of
the county. While Commissioners have an important focus on the
future, the Sheriff ensures the well-being of our community through
enforcement of our laws, keeping the peace, and handling a broad
array of challenges from wildfires to search and rescue, to even propane delivery.
We must choose our Sheriff wisely. That wise choice is Mike Le Roux.
I say this for two reasons. First, leadership. Mike is a fantastic leader.
He has the enthusiasm, decisiveness, ability to listen, and
collaborative nature our fine law enforcement professionals expect in
their leader. Further, if you know Mike, you know he would never ask
someone to do something he would not do himself, a highly desirable
trait to look for in any leader.
Second, Mike provides both continuity and fresh perspective. He has
proven himself in multiple high stress leadership positions within the
Sheriff’s Office and is ready to take the reins. His understanding of the
entire array of challenges facing the Sheriff’s Office from law
enforcement to wildfires combined with his great relationships across
the community and in the region will allow for a smooth transition. That
smooth transition doesn’t mean Mike won’t be constantly seeking to
improve and build on the foundation of success laid down by the great
law enforcement officers who help make Archuleta County such a
wonderful place for us all. I know with Mike in the lead, our Sheriff’s
Office will be ready for the future.
For these reasons and many more, I proudly nominate Mike Le Roux
for Sheriff of Archuleta county!
Mike Le Roux’s Acceptance Speech
Note: Jim Huffman seconded the nomination with a speech as well, noting Mike and he shared years of volunteering for the same non profit – Seeds of Learning
Thank you, Jesse and Jim. I feel truly privileged to have been nominated and seconded by each of you. I am humbled by the kind words you have spoken today. Thank you. I accept your nomination for the position of Sheriff.
As I stand here this morning, I thank each, and every one of you for participating in the Caucus and Assembly process. I acknowledge that the opportunity to run for Sheriff has only been made available to me through the absolute support and backing of this community, and I am so appreciative of it.
I believe I have the skills, experience, resilience and energy to do this job well and make a difference. I am proud to live and work in this beautiful place, all of us here today call home, and I will continue to passionately serve you with every opportunity I’m given. I also want to see it safe and thriving.
I’d be honored to serve and protect YOU as Sheriff.