Meet your Jefferson County primary election candidates
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Why are you running for Treasurer?
As you know, I was elected Jefferson County treasurer in the November 2018 election. Since taking office, my staff and I have been making great strides in improving several areas of the JeffCo Treasurer’s Office. Due to the 2020-22 pandemic, it has taken resiliency by me and the Treasurer’s Office to assist JeffCo taxpayers and to keep our County and special districts funded to provide vital services.
What is your biggest strength as a candidate?
In the 21st century, the public deserves accessible, experienced, engaged and transparent elected officials. I am that elected official – every day! I am always working for Jefferson County, JeffCo families, businesses and YOU! My commitment to you is that if I am re-elected this November, I will NOT run for another office mid-term. I am committed to serving as your Jefferson County Treasurer for the entire four-year term.
Why do you want to return to work for Jefferson County government?
I enjoy working with the public and working for win-win fiscal policy that benefits taxpayers and the County.
How do you see the role of Treasurer working with other departments and offices in Jefferson County?
In 2020, my department distributed CARES Act Funds and other COVID grants to local businesses and non-profits based on the criteria from the federal government and the Jefferson County Commissioners. I will continue to support and work with taxpayers and our special districts in 2022 and beyond. The Treasurer’s Office is the county banker and supports other county departments, such as the clerk and recorder, the sheriff and the assessor offices.
Anything else you want voters to know?
The virus has affected taxpayers physically, mentally, and financially. Many citizens have lost their jobs, their businesses and/or have been furloughed causing a financial strain on personal budgets. Thanks to House Bill 20-1421 (https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb20-1421) and Senate Bill 21-279 (https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb21-279), which I supported and testified on, my department and I worked with taxpayers in 2020 and 2021 on waiving interest on late payments and accepting payment plans on property taxes for residential and commercial properties. We made every effort to assist property owners in paying their property taxes in JeffCo and will continue in 2022 and beyond. We are all in this together. Let’s do our best to protect each other and each other’s mental and financial health in 2022 and beyond – shop local and live local.
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