Costanzo, Rodriguez, Potter, George win Grand River hospital board seats |

Costanzo, Rodriguez, Potter, George win Grand River hospital board seats

Jeremy Heiman
Special to the Post Independent

Quip Costanzo, Dr. Jose Luis Rodriguez, Samuel Potter and Cynthia J. George were elected to the board of the Grand River Hospital District Tuesday.

They were the top vote-getters among 12 candidates competing for four open seats.

Costanzo, a lifelong Rifle resident, is owner/operator of Stampfel Construction Co.; he has been a Rifle Fire Department member since 1981. He received 384 votes.

Rodriguez is a retired board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, and was a staff physician at Clagett Memorial Hospital for 17 years. He was chief of surgery for three years. He is a retired Colorado Army National Guardsman and a veteran of Operation Desert Storm. He received 311 votes.

Rulison rancher Samuel Potter is a one-term incumbent on the hospital district board. He is the son of a doctor and nurse. He received 249 votes.

George, a former employee of the hospital district, is now employed at Crossroads Assisted Living in Rifle. She received 241 votes.

Unsuccessful candidates were Betty Clifford, with 209 votes; Mike Mosby, with 202 votes; Carolyn Bernhardt, with 166 votes; Don Prentice, 163; Kirk Beattie, 155; Tamara Degler, 120; Paul Cornett, 78; and Robert J. Miller, 63.

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