Responsibilities of the office: County Commissioners in Colorado are responsible for adopting the county budget; declaring county emergencies; entering into contracts; purchasing, maintaining and selling county property; providing human services; authority for roadways, land use and zoning in unincorporated areas; developing and implementing county policy; supervision of the County Administrator and staff; and working in cooperation with other elected county officials and municipal officials within the county.Term for each seat: Four years. Limit is two consecutive four-year terms.How Elected: County Commissioners are elected at large by all eligible voters within the county but a candidate must live within their specific district._________Comisionados del Condado Responsabilidades del Cargo: Los comisionados del condado de Colorado son responsables de adoptar el presupuesto del condado; declarar emergencias del condado; gestionar contratos; comprar, mantener, y vender propiedades del condado; proporcionar servicios humanos; autoridad para carreteras, y el uso de tierras y la zonificación de zonas no incorporadas; desarrollar e implementar políticas del condado; supervisar al Administrador y al personal del condado; y trabajar en cooperación con otros funcionarios electos del condado y funcionarios municipales dentro del condado.Term for each seat: Four years. Limit is two consecutive four-year terms.El mandato de cada cargo: Cuatro años. El limite es dos mandatos consecutivos de cuatro años._______ELECTION INFO: General Election ballots will start to be mailed on October 9th, 2020. Voter Service and Polling Centers open on Monday, October 19th, 2020. Ballots must be received via mail or at drop-off no later than Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020, by 7 pm. If you have not received your ballot or need a replacement, contact your local Clerk & Recorder Elections OfficeINFROMACIÓN SOBRE LAS ELECCIONES: Las papeletas de votación para las Elecciones Generales empezarán a ser enviadas el 9 de octubre del 2020. Los Centros de Servicios Electorales se abren el lunes, 19 de octubre del 2020. Las papeletas electorales deben ser enviadas por correo o entregadas en un centro de entrega a más tardar a las 7pm el martes, 3 de noviembre del 2020. Si no ha recibido su papeleta electoral o necesita un reemplazo, comuníquese con su Funcionario Oficial de la Oficina de Elecciones local
*Born- Denver General
*Hometown- Northglenn Co.
*High School- Northglenn
*College- United States Navy PACE program
*Lives- Commerce City
*Married- Bernadette Tedesco
*Military- United States Navy 6 yrs
*Union- United Steelworkers 26 yrs
*occupation- Master Mechanic/welder 26 yrs
*Homelessness- Currently I am working with Staff to study the feasibility of alternative housing solutions in our area. some thoughts are focusing on tiny homes, older motels, our some type of congregate living arrangements.
*Foster care- Homes for Hope is a living community that has two homes at present providing stable environments for kids that are removed from their homes. These homes are a safe, secure, temporary and family like environments while the child is assessed and proper accommodations can be found, whether that be return, kin location or a suitable foster family.
*transportation- prioritizing Adams County needs in all vectors of transportation, fighting for the funding we deserve and need .
*veterans services- working closely with the federal government to find new ways to partner services to our vets. I am also working on a one of a kind Veterans Memorial with our Veterans Advisory Committee for the Riverdale Regional Park.
There are many questions i ask when discussing the needs of our community, here are just a few.
Will it serve the majority of our constituents in a beneficial and meaningful way.
Can we meet the needs of our most vulnerable populations or will it create an unintended hardship?
Can we financially sustain any programs we implement?
Can we do it without raising taxes?
Can we find ways of rethinking our current programs to meet our ever changing needs?
Of course the financials are of great concern especially in light of our current situation. We have worked over the years to be prepared for this type of situation and have laid the groundwork for a successful recovery. Adams County is more prepared to take on a "New Normal" than any time in its history. I am grateful and proud to be a part of our community.
I have been a resident of Adams County Colorado since 2002. I been working in higher education for about 25 years. I have been working at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus for 15 years in the library and archives. Also, work in the retail chocolate industry since 2004.
Recovery from a epidemic and challenging economic situations. Address this issue with people work or own business that were affected by the pandemic. Do not let the economy fix itself or assume that it would improve soon. Try to be ahead of the recovery not behind.
Reduce taxes on small businesses in order to improve conditions.
Investing in new business with less restrictions. This would result in attracting new residents to the county.
Create more recreational areas including tennis courts and fitness clubs. I would address this after the economic recovery.
The factors that would guide me are financial. Due to a number of business going bankrupt or out of business due to the restrictions made by the current Adams County Commissioners. Also, the county should be prepared in the future and establish a reserve budget for the county. First need to recover from the poor economic conditions and rebuild business.
Later I want to have a balanced budget and reduced taxes.