“Recently I met Brigitte Grimm at a charity event, that I wanted to mention she attended alone, (I admire that very much, especially due to its size) she was one of the most genuine people I have come across in many years. She has been taunted by many of what I refer to as the “New Adams Family” and still held her head up high. I look forward for her to continue in the position, and keeping us on track financially!”
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This is another race with candidates that have stark contrasts and makes for an easy decision on the ballot.
Brigitte Grimm is the incumbent having been voted into office four years ago with a mandate from the voters to clean up the treasurer’s office. Since then she has been entirely successful. She holds an MBA in Accounting and Finance and before becoming treasurer had extensive experience in private industry finance. With that experience, internal reforms have improved efficiency and residents now have far greater insight into the county’s spending. Unlike most other county offices, credibility to of the treasurer has been restored.
The other candidate in the race, Steve Douglas, is a partisan with zero – zip – nadda – experience to support his candidacy to run an office in charge of managing the county’s money. He is a union activist that has said his major goal is to “win the seat back for our party.” What about the rest of the people of Adams County? Where do they figure into that equation? Campaign finance filings indicate trouble ahead as Douglas spent $425.02 of his campaign’s money for tires on his truck “to install signs.” Someone who has so little regard for other people’s money is clearly not the one to be in charge of the county’s finances and our money.
Vote wholeheartedly for Brigitte Grimm.
An Adams County resident (a registered Democrat who is open-minded) sent the following email to me:
“Brigitte Grimm is worth re-electing. Being Treasurer in a big County we need a person who can run the office and Brigitte Grimm has proven that she can. Brigitte is passionate about what she does and helping people. She took over an office in disarray due to horrible management by the previous, terribly unqualified Treasurer, and has implemented many changes that have improved efficiency, customer service as well as employee morale. I assure you we do not want to get into the situation of Dems voting straight party line and putting another unqualified individual into an office that has control over how County money is invested. Before you vote, do your research on the candidates as well as what each office is responsible for. I know the Treasurer has received a lot of grief over things like the storm water tax. What most people don’t understand is that the treasurer doesn’t make up these taxes, only collects what they are told to collect.”
Thank you for the vote of confidence!
The candidates had a couple minutes to tell the audience about themselves then they were asked questions by the audience.
The only candidate that was not able to make it was Steve Douglas, a Commerce City councilman, who is running against incumbent Brigitte Grimm for the treasurer spot.
Douglas, a Democrat, wrote a letter apologizing for his absence, explaining that there was an emergency council meeting he had to attend.
Grimm, a Republican, did share with the audience her background and qualifications.