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Routt 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.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 My background is a fourth generation Routt native rancher. Accountant by trade. Have served the county since 2001 as Routt County Commissioner. Served through the 9/11 national emergency, the 2008 Great Recession and serving during the Covid Pandemic. Will continue to work for the best of Routt.
Mailing Address 12110 CR 69
Hayden, Co 81639
Contact phone 970-276-4291 970-846-4523 cell
My top priority will be to get back to some sort of AFTER Covid 19 Normal. We are now pushing seven months of confusion, worry and fear. We must get to some sort of normal while respecting the concern of a relapse into the throws of pandemic. If we don't have a vaccine to take us out of this health issue we as society have to do a better job of living with the pandemic. At the Commissioner level we at the county have opted into allowing and encouraging remote working and have fostered new and different avenues to provide governmental services. My long term priority will be to continue to make Routt County a great and safe place to raise a family and live life. We will do that by protecting the values that make it great. Open working landscapes, void of sprawl, that provide adequate safety and ample working opportunities. Our county doesn't lack in basic needs and provides all an opportunity to succeed, but at the same time does not reward abuse of resources and greed.
My number one priority has always been to hire good people, pay them well and provide them with quality equipment and a quality work place. With those inputs you will achieve quality performance. I am a fiscal conservative and respect the hard earned dollars that are given to the county for the provision of governmental services. I believe there is a balance of services needed, and government should not be providing the best of services, but rather providing services that are needed at a quality level. The community and citizens should determine the level of service by how much tax dollars they want to invest into those services. There are always some mandated services. Those of course must be provided, but the level of service is discretionary. I also believe that government should only be doing services that are needed focusing on those not readily available by private profit making enterprises. The gap should therefore be filled by private enterprises fueling the economy.
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