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Yuma 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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  • BETSY BLECHA
    (UA)

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    SCOTT WEAVER
    (R)

  • MELINDA WHOMBLE
    (UA)

  • DEAN WINGFIELD
    (D)

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 Customer Service Business Owner Wray City Council Yuma County Landfill board Yuma County Economic development committee. Yuma County Water board Yuma County planning commission Management.
Mailing Address 512 Ellis Ave
WRAY, CO 80758
Contact phone 9706307611
The Top Priority for me will be the budget over the next several years as we face issues with budget cuts associated with the COVID-19. As Commissioner it will very important that we prioritize where are money is spent, I would also be very active in working with state officials to come up with solutions to offset the drop in property tax revenue. As a rural community the property taxes are what we count on.

Roads: Our roads are in need of improvement and through strategic planning and implementation of new policies I would see that a sustainable plan be put in place to improve them.

Businesses: I will find creative ways to attract businesses to Yuma county giving our citizens a choice as to where to work and also giving our children a reason to stay in the area.

Housing: As we bring in more businesses we will need to come up creative ideas on how to attract investors to build housing developments.

Children: Our schools are facing a drug problem and I will work with local law enfor
The safety of all our citizens first.

The health of our economy.

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