Maketa out, Evans wants job

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Sheriff Terry Maketa

Sheriff Terry Maketa

Sheriff Terry Maketa has decided not to seek a third term as El Paso County Sheriff.

In an announcement this morning, Maketa said he has been approached with opportunities in the public and private sector.

“My family wholeheartedly agrees, it is time for me to explore some of these new opportunities and challenges,” he said. “This decision was not made without serious consideration.”

Shortly after the announcement, former El Paso County Sheriff Lt. Todd Evans announced that he will run for Maketa’s job this year.

Evans

Evans

In a statment, Evans said he will make a formal announcement tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. at the Garden of the Gods Club. Evans, 42, described himself as a Republican and 12-year law enforcement veteran who would focus his campaign on inter-agency cooperation reducing overlapping services.

Maketa said he believes it would be a disservice to seek a third term, because it is unlikely he will finish another four years with the sheriff’s office.

Maketa has been a member of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office for more than 22 years. He attended the FBI National Academy and the FBI National Executive Institute.

One Response to Maketa out, Evans wants job

  1. Maketa did an excellent job and its great to see him spend more time with family and enjoy other pursuits while still ahead of his youth and job experience. We willl also miss candidate Josh Penry who decided not to run for the Gubernatorial race. Public service is both hard and rewarding work. New leaders will be inspired by the prior work of these devoted citizens.

    Theresa Niel
    January 22, 2010 at 3:08 pm