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Along with today’s Chaffee County election report, Ark Valley Voice received word from the Chaffee County Clerk and Recorder’s Office that two unaffiliated registered voters have filed to run in this year’s general election:

  • Rick Roberts, an unaffiliated voter, has pulled a petition to run for Chaffee County Assessor on the General Election Ballot. He initially announced in January, 2022 that he intended to run for assessor, but took no action. Roberts has served in the Chaffee County Assessor’s Office in Salida for 22 years, and as a commercial analyst for 18 years, and deputy for 12 years. He has a BSBA from the University of Denver, and served ten years as a Poncha Springs trustee.
  • Adriane Kuhn, an unaffiliated voter, has pulled a petition to run for Chaffee County Commissioner District 3 on the General Election Ballot. Kuhn, age 42, was born Aug. 20, 1979 and lived in Washington State before moving to Chaffee County. She studied at Western Washington University and owns Little Red Tricycle in Salida.

The Chaffee County Clerk received 446 ballots back on Tuesday for a total returned of 935 ballots:

Received by party:

Registered Democrats          398

Registered  Republican        254

Registered Unaffiliated        283

County Clerk Lori Mitchell reminds the candidates who would like to appoint watchers for the Primary, that the updated form from April 2022 must be used. The Clerk’s Office cannot accept expired forms. Follow this path to the link:

If candidates want their watchers to observe election activities where confidential and personally identifiable information may be within view, they must complete the watcher training courses.

This is the link:

The certificate showing that the election watcher completed the course expires every December 31 for the previous calendar year.