El Paso County Commissioner Dist 2
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._________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._______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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1985 B.A. Spanish & Poli Sci , Rice University; 1986-8 CIA Intelligence Analyst; 1991 J.D., University of Houston Law Center; 1992 State Bar of Texas license; 1989-1994 Law Clerk & Attorney in Houston; 2008-9 JLCS BOD; 2011-19 Academy D20 BOE (school board); 2017-19 CASB BOD; 2018-20 CHSAA BOD
1985 B.A. Espanol y Ciencia Politica, Rice University;1986/8 CIA Analista de Inteligencia;1991 J.D., University of Houston Law Center;1992 Licenciado de Texas State Bar;1989/94 Abogado Pasante y Abogado en Houston;2011/19 Junta Escolar del Academy D20;2017/20 CHSAA y CASB Junta de Directores
6917 Lakenheath Ln
Colorado Springs, CO 80908
My top priority will be to manage growth in a way that balances the need for a vibrant economy with wise water conservation, an effective infrastructure, broadband internet access, and the Black Forest Preservation Plan, to name just a few. This will take experience at listening and crafting solutions that respect all residents--experience which I honed during my two terms on the Academy District 20 school board. Another equally important priority is tending the relationship between our community and our Sheriff's Department. Ideally, the calm we have largely experienced locally during this time of national unrest becomes a sustainable norm that guarantees all residents feel safe, protected, and honored. Finally, I plan to capitalize on the talent and beauty around us to amplify economic opportunities focused on the greatest good for all El Paso County residents.
My fiscal philosophy derives from my three core values of Integrity, Empowerment and Partnership. That means I will look for ways to reduce overhead and waste, while maximizing efficiencies in El Paso County (EPCO) administration. That means bolstering the commercial sector, encouraging more redevelopment, clean energy and water conservation. And while abiding by TABOR's boundaries, we must also perform our duty to meet the felt needs and concerns of our residents. The health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic will require healthy doses of common sense to navigate through these uncommon times, where our EPCO revenues are negatively impacted just as our residents' needs are growing. Solving these challenges will require innovation and collaboration both internally and externally. I believe my 8 years of elected public office have provided just the tools and experience required to do just that.
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