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Elbert 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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Background Over 30 years of sworn public service. After retiring as an Army Colonel, he served on the Elizabeth School Board, the Elbert County Planning Commission, & as County Commissioner. Serves on the Statewide Transportation Advisory Council, County Insurance Pool Board, & Legislative Steering Committee.
Contact phone (720)641-2546
Twitter @Chris4Elbert
Why Am I Running Again? In order to continue to...

• Provide Government that Appropriately Serves the Needs of our Citizens • Ensure Public Safety while Protecting Private Freedoms • Support Responsible Economic Growth • Protect the Resources & Culture that Makes Our County Unique

These four items continue to be critical to good governance and will remain my focus as your County Commissioner for District 1.

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FINANCE: My overarching goal is to continue to ensure the county has stable and predictable revenues in the years to come. We do this by: -Establishing and building stability and contingency funds.(Set aside over $5 million dollars to save for emergencies and economic downturns. This policy has ensured that we could continue to provide a stable level of services while responding to COVID-19 needs) -Establishing an investment policy.(Established an investment policy that maximizes returns while reducing risks) -Planning for Capital Replacement and Maintenance.(Developed a 5 year Capital Improvement Program to ensure taxpayer investments in facilities, roads, and equipment are maintained) - Encouraging Business Development.(Defined Economic Development Zones/Streamlined Processed)

BUDGET: Each annual budget must be: -balanced -based on long-range plans -informed by public input -sufficient to meet statutory requirements -transparent and withstand external audit -sustainable