Why Run

Why I’m Running for Larimer County Commissioner

Larimer County residents want public servants who will work together to get the job done. They don’t care about partisan labels. They care about using common sense, finding common ground, and working together for the common good.That’s exactly what I’ve done in the state Legislature, and what I will do if elected to the Larimer County Board of Commissioners.

We need fresh perspectives and greater balance with more people involved to address our Country’s biggest challenges, including building an economy that works for everyone, promoting affordable housing, planning better for smart growth, developing a more efficient transportation system with multiple options, encouraging clean, renewable energy, protecting our environment and quality of life, providing better behavioral health services and improving public safety.

Let’s hold public meetings when working people can attend. Let’s ask county employees, from custodians to department heads, how we can do a better job of providing vital services to our customers while being good stewards of public funds.

Let’s collaborate with our partners in cities and towns across Larimer County, with Colorado State University and Front Range Community College, and with non-profits, the faith community and the business sector. Together, let’s answer the question of where we want to be as a county in 50 years, and figure out how we get there.

I care deeply about this community that’s been so good to me for 40 years.I attended CSU, married and raised a family here, sent our children to public school, taught in Poudre Schools, worked for Larimer County as a job training counselor, and served as a health outreach worker and public policy analyst.

My father Mike taught me to work hard, be honest and serve others. I’ve always tried to keep those values close to my heart as I served in the state Legislature. Many of the issues we deal with at the Capitol are the same ones facing Larimer County. We have done a lot of good work, but there is so much more to do.

That’s why I want to continue my public service, serving all the people of Larimer County, as a member of the Board of County Commissioners.

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