Candidate Openings In Garfield County

The Garfield County Democrats are seeking open-minded, forward-thinking individuals to run for local offices. Our party is prepared to help great leaders get elected by providing guidance on the candidacy and campaign processes and by employing the systems we have in place to get out the vote for our local candidates.

If you have ever thought of running for office as a Democrat, there has been no better time than now to throw your hat in the ring with the full support of the Garfield County Democrats.

County positions up for election on November 8, 2022:

Click on a position to learn more:

Candidates must be 18 years of age, a registered voter, and a resident of Garfield County of at least one year prior to the date of the election.

Clerk & Recorder

$109,374/year

4 year term

The Clerk and Record oversees elections for the County; manages the office where deeds and other documents are put into the public record; administers laws relating to motor vehicles, vehicle registration, liquor licensing, and vital records; and acts as clerk to the Garfield County Board of County Commissioners. The ideal candidate has a strong desire for public service, high integrity, and respect for the rule of law. He or she must be capable of learning the intricacies of the office as well as managing budgets and staff.

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County Commissioner

$109,374/year

4 year term

County commissioners are responsible for apportioning and levying taxes, overseeing the organization, and budgeting all county programs. Each of the Commissioners sits on various operating and advisory boards as representatives of the county.

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Sheriff

$132,304/year

4 year term

The sheriff is an elected position. The sheriff is responsible for law enforcement on a county level, ensuring that all local, state, and federal laws are followed. He or she performs a role similar to that of a police chief in a municipal department, managing a department in charge of protecting people and property and maintaining order. The sheriff usually has jurisdiction over any unincorporated areas of his or her county.

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Treasurer

$121,874/year

4 year term

The county treasurer is responsible for sending tax bills, receiving the funds and collecting overdue payments. Once received, the treasurer will disburse that money among the various agencies that need it. This includes property taxes as well as other county level taxes.

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Assessor

$109,374/year

4 year term

The county assessor values real and business personal property for tax purposes. The annual list of all assessed values is known as the Assessment Roll. In addition to determining values, the assessor:

  • Keeps and updates property ownership data.
  • Maintains maps of tax parcel boundaries
  • Collects and revises property characteristics
  • Verifies properties eligible for exemption
  • Analyzes trends in property sales, prices, construction/renovation costs, and rents for commercial and industrial properties

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Coroner

$66,680/year

4 year term

Associated with the responsibility of determining the cause and manner of death, the Coroner has numerous other responsibilities. Listed below are these responsibilities:

  • Pronounce death and determine what time the death occurred.
  • Scene Investigation.
  • Takes Custody of the Body
  • Make Positive Identification of the Deceased.
  • Identification and Notification of Next of Kin.
  • Discovery of Remains
  • Death Certificates.
  • Reports

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Surveyor

$6,680/year

4 year term

  • Represents the county in boundary disputes
  • Notifies the county attorney of any unsettled boundary disputes or boundary discrepancies within the county
  • Files all surveys, field notes, calculations, maps, and any other records pertaining to work authorized and financed by the board of county commissioners. The surveyor must number consecutively all surveys and all field notes and calculations pertaining to the surveys. The surveyor then endorses them with the number of the survey to which they pertain.

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