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Summit County Commissioner Dist 3

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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  • JOSHUA BLANCHARD
    (D)

  • BRUCE BUTLER
    (UA)

  • JON GRAY-GINSBERG
    (R)

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?

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Background Bruce Butler is a 20 year resident of Summit County and Silverthorne. He served on Silverthorne’s Town Council for a total of ten years, six as a Town Council member (2008-2014) and four years as Mayor (2014-2018).
Dirección postal PO Box 2019
Contact phone 9704068421
Twitter @butlerforbocc
My top priority for Summit County is to keep businesses safely open and people working. We must partner with our local health care providers, employers, and qualified non-profits to make a vaccine readily available to all who want it. In the interim, prompt testing and safe practices are key. Looking beyond Coronavirus, the county needs an Economic Advisory Council and focused leadership on transportation, health care, workforce housing, and other affordability and quality of life issues. I am a proponent of public-private partnerships, incentives, and plain hard work to achieve these goals. Summit County is also facing considerable mental and behavior health and substance abuse challenges. Now more than ever it is essential to cooperatively engage the many great resources in Summit County. Our local non-profits, industries, and businesses are all ahead of government recovery efforts. Government needs to embrace and promote these efforts, not reinvent wheels.
Funding priorities must begin with public health and safety, followed by other elected offices and statutory functions in the county budget. Following law enforcement and public health and safety, it is imperative to maintain existing infrastructure. While it is fun to debut new projects, it is essential to maintain what you already have. Sometimes new projects have to wait. When budgets are tight, I look for opportunities to partner with other local resources to help stretched public resources provide more services. When making tough choices, it is essential to listen to residents, include citizens and diverse constituencies in the public policy process, represent the unique interests of Summit County, and work in collaborative partnership with the town governments in Summit County. As an elected official, it is essential to remember you are spending other people’s money. I always try to spend public funds as if it was my own personal money. This provides needed accountability.
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