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Get to Know Your 2014 Republican Candidates For Douglas County Elected Offices

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Photo: Strain for Commissioner

Commissioner, District 1

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Dave Weaver

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I am a staunch fiscal conservative. I have worked in Douglas County for over 30 years and consistently have been a good steward of public funds. In fact, during my terms as your Sheriff, I downsized the number of command/supervisory staff, placed more officers on patrol to reduce crime, increased services to the public, increased transparency and streamlined operations, all while shaving over $5 million from the budget.

Your government must be a good steward of “your” tax dollars, working hard to make local government lean and highly effective. I believe these concepts should work in tandem. This goal can be accomplished through strong leadership, consistent budget analysis, sound financial policies and oversight, public access and transparency, constant analysis of services and a strong focus on our community needs. As elected officials, we should never lose sight that we represent you, the people of Douglas County.

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Stevan Strain

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“In an attempt to gain a knowledge and an understanding of the challenges that not only face our county but also our cities and communities within, I have over the last thirty years sought out board opportunities for that knowledge. It is my belief that this, along with my business experience could be of value to my fellow citizens and our beloved Douglas County.”

Stevan was the owner of the The Warhorse Inn in Parker, CO which was sold.


County Sheriff

john-andersonJohn Anderson (Write-in Candidate)

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Commander John Anderson has been a distinguished police officer for more than 36 years, serving in Command and Administration for 29 years, and as SWAT Commander for the past 13 years.

John has extensive training, education and experience in law enforcement and has a track record of building strong relationships with other law enforcement agencies locally, regionally, and nationally. His recent efforts are focused on enhancing public safety through community policing and school safety.

His leadership and background will bring a fresh approach to serving the citizens of Douglas County and the Sheriff’s Office. John has the heart, dedication and vision to make improvements, as well as the experience, leadership and ability to build positive partnerships with other agencies and organizations.

As the Republican candidate for Sheriff, John is committed to honesty, ethics and fairness and has a strong desire to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Douglas County.

tony-spurlockTony Spurlock

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Tony Spurlock is a Colorado native and 17-year resident of Douglas County. Married to Stacy and with four grown children, he is committed to family and community. Tony is an exceptionally experienced public safety leader who began his prestigious career at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in 1980.

Tony offers a wealth of modern leadership experience, especially in the statutory responsibilities that are unique to a sheriff. Having served Douglas County through the development boom of the 1980s and ‘90s, Tony is very aware of the differing needs and issues facing rural Douglas County, versus those of the northern urban corridor.


Coroner

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Tracey Montano

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Tracey started her career in emergency medicine as an Emergency Medical Technician and progressed to State Certified Paramedic. She worked in a variety of 911 response systems for 7 years. In 1995, while pursuing her undergraduate degree, she served as an investigative intern with the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner/Denver Coroner’s Office. She was hired as a medicolegal death investigator with the office the following year. The Denver Office of the Medical Examiner/Denver Coroner’s Office is one of the busiest offices in the state of Colorado.

Investigators typically handle several hundred cases each year, In addition to responding to hundreds of death scenes annually, thousands of deaths are also reported to the investigators of the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner. In each of these reports, the circumstances of the death are evaluated to determine if a more involved investigation or autopsy is necessary.

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Jill Romann

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Jill Romann is the Douglas County Chief Deputy Coroner. She brings a desire to serve Douglas County, 23 years of experience, leadership skills, knowledge, and passion. She has trained and worked smoothly with more than 45 law enforcement agencies, investigated thousands of deaths, assisted in thousands of autopsies, and worked in every area of responsibility of the coroner’s office. Her knowledge stems from her background and her work for some of the nation’s top Medical Examiners Offices including Hennepin County which is home to nearly 1.2 million residents. She trained under the foremost forensic experts in the field and brings a wealth of academic and professional knowledge.


County Treasurer

diane-holbertDiane Holbert

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As Treasurer, Diane represents Douglas County as:

  • First Vice President, Colorado Treasurer’s Association
  • Vice-Chairman, Colorado Surplus Asset Fund (“CSAFE”)
  • Member, City of Aurora Investment Advisory CouncilMember, State Treasurer Walker Stapleton’s Investment Advisory Council

Prior to being elected as Treasurer of Douglas County, Diane’s career centered on banking and real estate finance. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics with a minor in History from the University of Colorado at Denver.

County Clerk & Recorder

merlin-klotzMerlin Klotz

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As a CPA in private industry and public accounting, my career has dealt with creating and enforcing responsibility and software structures that prevent fraud. Additionally, I have selected and installed software systems, developed business plans, participated in numerous corporate start-up situations, served on Boards and initiated political activities including recalls and incorporation efforts.

County Assessor

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Lisa Frizell

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Having grown up in Douglas County, I have seen what was once a rural community change and grow dramatically. I am a graduate of Douglas County High School and the University of Colorado, where I received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering. After living out of state for a few years, my husband, children and I moved back to Colorado in 1997 –and where better to raise children than Douglas County!

Almost sixteen years ago I was hired as an Analyst in the Douglas County Assessor’s Office, and over the next few years I earned a series of promotions. This experience provided me with a thorough understanding of the role of the Assessor’s Office in state statute, and most importantly, what it means to be in a position of public trust. I currently hold the position of Administrative Deputy Assessor.