Im supporting Karen Phelan for La Plata County clerk and recorder. I met Karen when she worked at Burnett Construction a position she held for 14 years, working her way from receptionist to accounts receivable supervisor to handling payroll and eventually becoming the personal assistant to vice president Ron Pettigrew.
Karen is a Colorado native and has lived in La Plata County more than 30 years. For the last 10 years Karen has been employed by the county working initially in the assessors office as a property records technician, then as an appraiser and has been a GIS technician in the Map Room since 2001.
Karen describes herself as a geek, but when she talks about why she wants to be the clerk and recorder, she talks about fair elections and customer service.
She talks about how she really wants people to be served efficiently. Karen understands the importance of modernizing the office, the importance of transparency and preserving the rich history of La Plata County.
Karen knows how to bring the clerks office of age and wants to make the office accessible to the public and user-friendly. Her experience, her leadership and her passion is unmatched in this race ,and I ask you all to join me in voting for Karen Phelan.
Gwen Lachelt, Durango