Letter to Editor: Phillips announces run for Saguache County Commissioner



My name is Jeff Phillips and I am running for Saguache County Commissioner District 3. I am a native of Colorado and have lived in Saguache County for 15 years with my wife and family. I am a rancher and the manager and equipment salesman for Sharpe Equipment. I have been manager of Sharpe Equipment for 10 years and have been selling farm equipment for 15 years.

I know and understand farming and ranching in the Valley and all of the challenges. I have a background in construction and understand this area as well. I know and understand the water issues of the Valley.

I belong to Northern Saguache County Fire District, EMS, and Search and Rescue. This experience helps me understand our emergency services.

I support law and order in the county. I know we need a new jail. I will work toward this goal.

I believe in transparency in our elected officials and I believe the statutes should be followed. I have good communication skills and will listen to input from our residents. I want to see our county prosper while preserving our rich heritage.

I have spent the last several months attending all of the Commissioners meetings to see if I could work with the Commissioners and wanted to run for this position. I am now running for County Commissioner and believe I can work well with the other Commissioners. I am asking for your vote as County Commissioner.

Jeff Phillips