We can not miss this opportunity to take back a small portion of our liberty. Paul Schrader came in second place behind the retiring sheriff in the last sheriff's election. It seems inappropriate to leave this decision in the hands of a few elected officials rather than in that of the people. Because of this continuing trend (54 years), which allows the San Bernardino County Sheriff to retire half way through his term and recommend an appointment of the new sheriff to the Board of Supervisors. We are asking for transparency and for the people who voted in the last sheriff's election to be heard. We are urging each of you to vote for a special election or the appointment of Paul Schrader. So please, help us in this struggle to create a fair means of election rather than a direct political appointment by a single person.