Letter to the editor: Jolene Linke will foster effective and efficient teamwork as county clerk

Jolene Stetson Linke lived in Routt and Grand counties for most of her life and has invested in those communities.

She has extensive experience that uniquely equips her for position of Clerk and Recorder in Grand County:

• Colorado University Law Degree, practicing 12 years, and knowledge with statutes, cites, sections and titles; all documents related to recordable information
• Election Judge
• Educator for 12 years, and familiar with Rules of Parliamentary Procedure, record keeping, minute taking/recording
• Business woman and rancher, knowing the work involved in ranching operations
Jolene will continue the efficient workings Sara Rosene has nurtured for many decades of running the office of Clerk and Recorder. She will continue transparency and integrity of the position, always looking toward positive changes and improvements.

Jolene will continue to foster effective and efficient teamwork and fully staff the DMV, Recording and Elections teams for more effective operations, setting up consistent office hours and services with wider availability Monday thru Friday. This will focus on streamlining and expanding access and services whenever possible. Jolene finds that secure voting needs to be continued and emphasizes this is a non-partisan issue. She will continue the vigilance of signature verification process. Her numerous duties also require the minute taking at Board of County Commissioner meetings, which become a matter of public record.

Recently the Colorado Secretary of State office mistakenly sent postcards to roughly 30,000 non-citizens encouraging them to register to vote. Jolene will ensure Grand County maintains integrity and not be affected, continuing it’s reputation for fair and honest elections.

The costs associated with Grand County Clerk and Recorder will be fairly managed and kept in line with the needs of Grand County residents. Jolene will also continue Sara Rosene’s strong record of non-partisan election and county business administration.

Tad Harrison, Tabernash

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