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Meet your Garfield County Commissioners

Age: 58

Hometown: Glenwood Springs

Number of years in Garfield County: 38



When is term up? December 2008

How long on county commission: 11 years



Why did you first decide to run for county commission? The reason is I’m tired of listening to the studies and not implementing those studies. It is time to implement the studies we have done, and that’s what got me into government to start with.

Average number of hours a week dedicated to the job: 60-70 hours

Age: 62

Hometown: Rifle

Number of years in Garfield County: 26

When is term up? December 2008

How long on county commission: 11 years

Whey did you first decide to run for county commission? I’ve always felt like if you’re going to complain about anything you should be willing to step up to the plate and do something about it.

Average number of hours a week dedicated to the job: Anywhere from 30 to 70, depending on the week

Age: 50

Hometown: Glenwood Springs

Number of years in Garfield County: about 13

When is term up? December 2010

How long on county commission: 5 years

Why did you first decide to run for county commission? We were seeing so much growth in Garfield County and I was concerned about how we move forward with proactive planning so that we could grow in a sensible manner. Interestingly, oil and gas was not really on the radar when I was running, it was (only) beginning to be.

Average number of hours a week dedicated to the job: More than full-time

– When they meet: Garfield County commissioners typically meet on the first three Mondays of each month beginning at 8 a.m. They also attend other special and committee meetings.

– Salary: Commissioner Tresi Houpt earns $72,500 a year because she was re-elected in 2006. The raises didn’t apply to commissioners John Martin and Larry McCown because they are in the middle of their terms. They earn $51,827. Salaries will increase to match Houpt’s after the 2008 election.

– County commission elections are held in November of even-numbered years.

– must be a registered elector and live in the commission district up for election for at least a year prior to election

– must be at least 18

– county elections are partisan races. Candidates typically participate in a party caucus, and those receiving at least 30 percent of votes at their party’s county assembly get on the ballot. Those receiving at least 10 percent can petition onto the ballot. Unaffiliated voters also can get on the ballot via the petition process.


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