Commisioner Linke running for re-election |

Commisioner Linke running for re-election

Sky-Hi News Staff Report

Merrit Linke, 55 of Granby announced this month that he will be running for re-election as Grand County Commissioner in District 2.

He said he is considered the old man on the board due to his experience and has been learning so much since being elected four years ago. Stating that he is not a politician, he initially ran for the seat to be an example to his three children by getting involved if you don’t like how something is going, he said.

“There is a lot of transition in the county,” he said. “There is value in consistency and continuity.”

“I’ve gone through the learning curve, and I would like to continue to put that knowledge to work and make a difference,” Linke said.

His biggest impact has been being a part of the “atmosphere of collaboration”, he said.

Projects he is proud of include collaborations with local organizations for the US Highway 9 project, the County Road 804 project (that will be completed this summer in Fraser), the Whitewater Park in Kremmling, the Gazex avalanche system that was installed on Berthoud Pass, and the water mitigation on-going project. “The current board is really diverse and we don’t always agree on things but we have good chemistry now,” he said.

The online story has been corrected to reflect Linke has three children: two daughters and one son.

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