Jeff Gahler Will Run For Harford Sheriff
Gahler also ran for sheriff in 2010, but lost to incumbent Jesse Bane.
Jeff Gahler will run for Harford County Sheriff in 2014.
Gahler, a Maryland State Trooper, ran for sheriff in 2010 but lost to incumbent L. Jesse Bane.
In his letter release just before midnight Monday, Gahler said: "Although we did not achieve our goal during the 2010 election year, I would not have traded the experience of meeting and listening to so many concerned Harford County residents and business owners or challenging the status quo for anything and I look forward to expanding these efforts in the future."
See Gahler's letter attached to this article.
The Republican lost by a 3,000-vote margin—51.6 percent to 48.3 percent—in one of the latest-decided Harford County races in the election.
He didn't rule out running again in 2014 when asked by Patch the night of the 2010 election.
"Certainly it will be something I look at," Gahler said. "We already have plans to store all the materials, the signs, with that as a possibility. So we will move forward on that plan to stay actively involved in the Harford County community and the Republican party."
In March, Gahler wrote a letter to the editor criticizing Bane's assessment of the police force in the county. Bane responded in an interview Patch and a letter to the editor, clarifying the data while inviting Gahler to meet.
That Gahler will run for sheriff again is no surprise. In Bane's letter to the editor in March, he referenced that Gahler was running for sheriff.
Gahler has launched a website for his campaign at www.gahlerforsheriff.com.