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Meet the Candidates for Park County commissioner's seats

Park County Colorado  Friday January 31, 2020 Vol. 141 No. 5 20 Pages

Amy Mitchell
My passion for Colorado’s pioneer self-reliance motivates me to preserve our quality of life and run for Park County Commissioner, District One. Many years of business experience and conservative activism prepared me to serve.
I have been married 27 years and live 10 miles west of Lake George. I am a fifth generation Coloradoan; my family arrived in Colorado in 1862 and as merchants, settled near Leadville and then Georgetown. I hold my Colorado roots dear. It is my duty to fight for Park County’s mountain independence and self-determination.
I am a University of Colorado graduate, with a BS in business. I put myself through college working and attending school full-time. I prioritize and get things done. In my 33-year career, I worked in international business and as a vice president in management in the vitamin industry.
In 2008 I started a small business and have been successfully self-employed ever since. I have scaled back my business to serve you full-time as commissioner.
I am currently into a second term as chair/secretary of the county-appointed Advisory Board for the Environment, advising the county in permit applications, land use cases with regard to their impact on the environment, wildlife, air, water, land and minerals, and other state and federal issues that impact Park County’s environment.
I believe in protecting private property rights and the environment with commonsense decision-making.
I am a member of Central Colorado Cattleman’s Association. Living on a ranch, I have high regard for our ranching community. I understand ranching as a business and value ranching’s rich heritage. Ranching and agriculture are a priority of the County Master Plan.
I am a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and a (2018) founding member and secretary of the American Legion Riders, Post 172 in Fairplay, a program of the American Legion. We support veterans and participate in parades and honor ceremonies.
I’ve been a conservative activist since 2008 for big-city and small-county causes. Founder and chair of the El Paso County TEA Party, an El Paso County Republican precinct committee-person for six years and executive committee bonus member for four years, a Park County precinct committee-person in 2016 and 2018, and Republican Party Chair in 2018/2019 (having filled a vacancy).
I am a passionate conservative standing for less government, more freedom. The Constitution and limited government are the foundation for governing decisions.
Government, according to our founding, has limited responsibilities: public safety, infrastructure, fiscal responsibility and providing an organized structure respecting rights of citizens.
Republicans placed tax increases on the ballot the last two years, plus a tax extension in 2018. Enough already. Government must respect you and your money, focusing on making government function within its financial means, Making the hard choices.
I pledge to use my knowledge, skills, ability and work ethic to serve you as your District One commissioner. I will represent all corners of Park County and understand the unique challenges throughout the county. I will fight for limited government to protect your quality of life.

Amy Mitchell for Commisioner
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