COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP, SUMMIT VALUES.
COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP, SUMMIT VALUES.
Say hello to the Summit County Democratic candidates and issues for 2022. They represent the values you care about as a Democrat in Summit County, Colorado. Learn why we’re excited to support them all!
Summit County Board of County Commissioners
Re-Elect Commissioner Elisabeth Lawrence
Elisabeth is currently a Summit County Commissioner in District 1. Read more about Elisabeth here.
Summit County Sheriff
Re-Elect Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons
With over 32 years of law enforcement experience, Jaime has served as the elected Sheriff of Summit County since 2016.
Jaime is a strategic and forward-thinking experienced law enforcement professional with a strong leadership presence and excellent interpersonal skills. He directs the work of more than 100 law enforcement and civilian employees in their duties to serve the residents and visitors of Summit County, Colorado.
Jaime is uniquely accessible and a visible member of the community. He works collaboratively to meet residents’ high expectations in a vibrant urban environment that is growing, supportive, and increasingly multi-cultural and diverse.
Central to Jaime’s personality is his love of community, whether it is local residents, business owners and ranchers, visitors, or people experiencing homelessness, behavioral health crises, substance use disorders, or a passing stranger. Every individual has value to Jaime and accordingly he and his organization treat every individual with kindness, dignity, and respect. He has proven to be resilient in the face of extraordinary challenges.
Summit County Clerk & REcorder
My name is Stacey Nell, candidate for Clerk & Recorder. As the County’s Chief Deputy Clerk & Recorder, I stand ready to serve from day one.
With a B.S. from Michigan State University, I prioritized skiing, making friends and helping customers during my first year here. I then answered an ad in the Summit Daily News to work for the Town of Frisco for 3.5 years, then for the County for over eight years.
Whether I’ve renewed your vehicle registration where I get to hear about your upcoming trip, recorded your home’s deed, filed your marriage license, printed your child’s birth certificate or handed you an “I Voted” sticker, it’s been a distinct pleasure to serve you through life’s important moments. I hope to continue safeguarding the conduct of elections, and improving the delivery of Clerk & Recorder services by being elected in 2022.
To learn more about me please visit www.StaceyNellClerk.com
Summit County Assessor
Lisa has lived and worked in Summit County for 16 years. For the last 10 of those she worked in the Assessor’s Office as a Certified Residential Appraiser. As an appraiser with experience serving several functions in the Assessor’s office, she has the unique ability to contribute to the office’s efficiency. Her vision as Assessor is to work alongside staff to promote fairness and EQUITY; TRUST in the valuation process; and TRANSPARENCY in the data and methodology.
Lisa resides in Breckenridge with her partner, Paul, and boxer dog, Beignet. She is a fan of paying it forward and in 2012 started the local chapter of a non profit collective giving circle that empowers women and girls internationally, known as Together Women Rise. Locally, Lisa is a member of Women of the Summit, an entrepreneurial group of women who offer enrichment programs and provide scholarships to Summit High School senior girls.
Summit County coroner
My name is Amber Flenniken and I will be on the ballot for the office of Coroner in November. I have been a Summit County resident for twenty-seven years. I have been married to my best friend Josh Flenniken (Executive Director of Summit Huts) for twenty years. We reside in the Ptarmigan neighborhood in Silverthorne, and share our home with my father-in-law, Jeff Flenniken and our dog Watson. I have been working in healthcare for fifteen years in many capacities including Summit County Ambulance, High Country Healthcare, Centura’s on mountain Urgent Care Clinics, Summit County Coroner’s Office and I currently work for St. Anthony Summit Hospital on the inpatient, critical care and pediatric unit as a Patient Care Tech, as well as a Security Officer.
Learn more at ambercoroner.com
Summit County Treasurer
Kathy is the outgoing Clerk and Recorder and this fall will be running for Treasurer.
State House Representative
Re-Elect Rep. Julie McCluskie
Representative McCluskie was first elected State Representative for House District 61 in 2018 and is now a contender for House District 13 which includes Chaffee, Grand, Jackson, Lake, Park and Summit Counties.
In her first session, she was appointed to serve on the Rural Affairs & Agriculture, Education and Appropriations committees. She has served on the Wildfire Matters committee, Early Childhood and School Readiness Commission and currently serves as Chair of the School Finance interim legislative committee.
Most notably, she was honored to receive an appointment to the prestigious six-person Joint Budget Committee in January 2020 and was appointed Chair of the JBC in November 2021.
Declared one of the most effective legislators for the 2022 legislative session by Colorado Politics, McCluskie carried 67 bills delivering on the promise of the great Colorado comeback including Colorado’s state budget and school finance act.
Born and raised in Colorado, Julie and her husband Jamie have spent most of their married years in the Rocky Mountains. They are proud parents of two children, Ian and Cait, and enjoy spending family time in Colorado’s great outdoors.
Dylan is currently a colleague of Julie’s in the Statehouse (representing Eagle and Routt, etc), but is now running for the re-districted Senate seat that now covers Summit County. Learn more about Dylan here.
Statewide & Federal Office
US Congress: Joe Neguse
US Senate: Michael Bennet
Secretary of State: Jena Griswold
Colorado Attorney General: Phil Weiser
Colorado State Treasurer: Dave Young
State Board of Education at Large: Kathy Plomer
1A Summit County Lodging Tax: VOTE YES
1B Safety First, Safety Fast Extension: VOTE YES
Statewide Ballot Issues: Coming Soon
Judge Evaluation: Click here
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