Keep Aibner as county surveyor |

Keep Aibner as county surveyor

Many people are probably wondering why the county surveyor position is an elected office – but it is.Republican Scott Aibner has been county surveyor for the past three years and has worked to turn the position into an office and not just a job.He has the experience in both the private sector and in the county position.There’s no reason to think he should not return as county surveyor and we believe he’s the best candidate.Aibner was appointed as surveyor in 2003 and elected to the position in 2004. Currently he is the owner of River Valley Survey in Rifle.Our endorsement of Aibner doesn’t mean that challenger David Nicholson, a Democrat, isn’t qualified or should not be considered.He has plenty of experience as a surveyor and has some progressive ideas about how he would handle the position if elected.Nicholson worked for Schmueser Gordon Meyer Engineers and Surveyors for 18 years in Garfield County and now is owner of Divide Creek Surveyors.Aibner’s work over the past three years has been solid and it’s indeed an out-of-sight, out-of-mind position. The office with Aibner at the helm is running smoothly, so why change?

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