Our Fauquier sheriff sets a very high standard for leadership in law enforcement. He has done an extraordinary job in meeting tough challenges with professionalism, compassion and respect for the rights of individual citizens and I urge our community to support him in his re-election June 11.    

Sheriff Bob Mosier has transformed the office in a time when it is critical to keep pace with the technology, tools and continued education required to do the job. The sheriff’s office is at the front lines of dealing with the opioid and mental health crisis as well as domestic violence and the increased presence of gangs. In each case, no sheriff has been a better legislative partner or been more engaged in the process to support good policies in Richmond. His constituent service has been extraordinary,and he has made his office open and accessible, with a focus on community engagement. 

I was born and raised in a small town and above all, I value his effort to cultivate a small town feeling of connectedness in the community. There is always pressure to run an office with the impersonal, big-city-style of the larger population centers around us. Sheriff Mosier has made it his mission todo otherwise and there is no better story than mine. 

Two years ago, my 5-year-old was worried about her Christmas list for Santa. We told her she could just write a letter and we would mail it. After she painstakingly completed her final draft, we dropped it at our tiny post office addressed to Santa at the North Pole. Incredibly, she received a response! It came through Sheriff Mosier who had actually been communicating with Santa at the North Pole about kids in his community. He had checked in with Santa through the local post offices just as a thoughtful gesture for those most excited about the season.  

Certainly, leading public safety in our county calls for a tough and steady hand. Our sheriff has that. But the extra kindness to communicate with the North Pole or deliver someone safely in a snow storm, as his office has done, are the things that distinguish his service as unique. Please show your appreciation for his special leadership and make it a priority to vote for Sheriff Bob Mosier on June 11. 

Sen. Jill Vogel 

Virginia, 27th District 


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Whew! At first I thought the headline meant one of the two US senators from Virginia. That would have been a deal killer for me. Senator Vogel is indeed a wonderful endorsement and says volumes about Mosier.

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