Briedis seeks Democrat nomination for county commissioner |

Briedis seeks Democrat nomination for county commissioner

Glenwood Springs, Colorado CO
Aleks Briedis

RIFLE – Aleks Briedis, who has served as the city of Rifle’s recreation director since 1999, announced Friday that he will seek the Democratic nomination for the District 3 Garfield County commissioner’s seat.

If he wins the nomination, he would face incumbent Commissioner Mike Samson in the Nov. 6 general election.

Briedis, 37, has served on the Rifle Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Committee, and is a founding board member of the Rifle Regional Economic Development Corp.

He is a member of the Colorado Parks and Recreation Association, the Garfield Legacy Project, and sits on the Tactical Advisory Team for Garfield County’s Greenprint Project for Conservation and Economic Opportunity.

“My whole career has been focused on public service,” Briedis said in a written statement. “I look forward to using my skills and experience to make our county stronger, balancing economic growth and the values that make Garfield County a great place to live and raise a family.”

If elected, Briedis said he would focus on economic development, job creation, and strategic public and private partnerships.

“I believe local prosperity for all citizens and local businesses can be accomplished through fresh vision, partnerships, accountability and hard work,” he said.

Briedis lives in Rifle with his twin 9-year-old daughters. The family enjoys skiing, fishing, hiking and camping.

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