Two Grand County commissioners running for re-election unopposed
April 9, 2008
Two incumbent county commissioner candidates have been nominated by their respective parties and have officially filed with the Grand County Clerk and Recorder.
Commissioners James Newberry of District 1 and Nancy Stuart of District 2 are both seeking another term, and both stand uncontested.
The county election is Nov. 4, in conjunction with state and national elections.
Stuart officially announced her candidacy recently, saying she has enjoyed her “job as commissioner and has learned new things every day that helps our county be even better than it is. There are many other issues that I want to pursue,” she said, “and I am asking you to allow me to serve as your commissioner.”
Stuart said she is proud of the fact that the county has not had to go to the people for bond issues to take care of county improvements and emergencies during her term.
“We’ve maintained a healthy budget to be able to pay for day-to-day running of county government,” she said, “and we take the stewardship of the taxpayers’ funds seriously.”
In the past three years, she has been appointed by both Colorado governors to serve on three commissions or committees, the first being SEMTAC (State Emergency Medical Trauma Advisory Council); the second was HUSEP (Henderson Underground Science and Exploration Project); the third is Colorado Courts Security Commission.
“Sitting on committees such as these help our county be recognized and familiar to agencies at the state level as well as establishes a camaraderie between agencies and the county,” she said. “It is a benefit when applying for grants and has also given me knowledge in these fields.”
Stuart is a former employee of the Grand County planning department. She ran for her first term as commissioner in 2004.
James Newberry could not be reached Wednesday for comments about his candidacy; the newspaper plans to print his announcement in an upcoming issue.
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