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Archuleta County Commissioner Dist 1

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

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    Warren Brown
    (R)

  • Clifford Lucero
    (UA)

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    Matthew Witt
    (UA)

Biographical Information

What are your top priorities for the county and how will you address them?

What factors will guide your financial and budgeting decisions?

Background I have been an owner of a successful business in Archuleta County for more than five years. I have also served the citizens of Colorado as a law enforcement officer for nearly 27 years.
Antecedentes He sido un dueño de un negocio exitoso en el condado de Archuleta durante más de cinco años. También he servido a los ciudadanos de Colorado en policía durante 27 años.
Dirección postal 46 Eaton Drive Ste #7, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Contact phone 9709010543
Teléfono 9709010543
Twitter @WarrenBrown123
Firstly, the County needs to be ran as a business. This means we need a written strategic plan. With a plan in place we will be able to more responsibly determine priorities, gauge our progress on a regular basis and we will have a known beginning, a known route and a known ending point with planned expenditures along the way.

Once we create a plan then we must regularly communicate our plan at every level within the County and to the public, the people we work for!

We must communicate our plan at every level, so we will be better able to responsibly manage and develop our infrastructure to include our roadways, broadband. This will also help us better project and anticipate our maintenance needs and the replacement of our community anchor institutions, instead of scrambling to stay afloat!

With a written plan in place, we will be better positioned to attract and work with companies that will help us diversify our economic base to better provide services to the community.
The factors that will guide my financial and budgeting decisions include the County's property and sales tax revenues and forecasts, the County Assessors' anticipated future property values, our financial reserves and weighing the needs of our county versus our wants.
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Background I grew up in the fastest growing county in the nation during the 80’s and early 90’s. I saw how irresponsible development destroyed the woods and creeks I played in. I don’t want that to happen here. I moved to here in 1997 when I when I was 20. I have a 4 and 6 yrs old, and my wife is Jen Toner
Antecedentes I have a B.S. in geology from Fort Lewis College, and I’m a 20+ yr guide. I love hunting, fishing, skiing, kayaking, and our country. I believe in the bill of rights and fighting for people who have been disenfranchised.
My top priority for the county is to protect it from irresponsible development from special interest who are hell bent on destroying our sense of community, and our wilderness. I will do this by holding developers feet to the fire making sure they are not burdening our community and destroying the beauty of Archuleta county, badgering state and federal officials for proper representation for our community, and by listening to the concerns and needs of the citizens of Archuleta County. I will not go against the will of the people.
The factors that will guide my decisions regarding the budget of our county are simple. Do we have the revenue to afford projects? Do the people of the county want the projects? Can we pass our tax burden onto the tourist who use our community, but don’t pay for their usage? Will the billionaires who live in Archuleta county step up to the plate, and start a community improvement foundation.