Chandler to challenge Chamberlain for treasurer |

Chandler to challenge Chamberlain for treasurer

Republican Cheryl Chandler of Silt will take on Democratic incumbent Georgia Chamberlain in the race for Garfield County treasurer.

“It’s time,” Chandler said Monday. “There are a few things we need to do. … I’d like to move more services downvalley to the Rifle building.”

“I’ve already started that process,” said Chamberlain, of Carbondale, who has held the office for two terms.

Garfield County opened an annex in downtown Rifle several months ago. Chamberlain said the treasurer’s office is open there two and a half days a week.

Chandler, a 25-year county resident who serves on the Garfield County Planning and Zoning Commission, officially announced her candidacy at Saturday’s Republican assembly in Rifle. She was nominated unanimously.

At the assembly, Republicans also nominated incumbent County Commissioner Walt Stowe to face Democratic challenger Tresi Houpt, and Glenwood Springs Police Lt. Lou Vallario to face Democratic incumbent Tom Dalessandri in the sheriff’s race.

Republicans also nominated incumbent Shannon Hurst for county assessor, incumbent Mildred Alsdorf for county clerk and recorder, and incumbent Trey Holt for county coroner.

Democrats have not fielded candidates for the assessor, clerk and recorder, or coroner races, said Garfield County Democratic Chairwoman Leslie Robinson.

In the 61st District statehouse race, Democrats nominated Glenwood Springs City Council member Rick Davis to take on incumbent Gregg Rippy of Glenwood Springs.

In the 57th District, Democrat Terry Carwile of Craig will face incumbent Republican Al White of Winter Park.

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