Democrat Liza Marron has been elected as Saguache County Commissioner, defeating Republican challenger Jeff Phillips. According to unofficial results from the Colorado Secretary of State, Marron received 1,414 votes, and Phillip got 1,274.
In response to this news, Marron issued the following statement:
Election Night Reporting is Complete for Saguache County and due to my win, Saguache County will have its first majority woman board of commissioners ever!
Thank you to my honorable competitor Jeff Phillips for a fine race.
I will start my tenure as commissioner as a learner and listener. I want to be the best steward of county government and...
Eagle Editor John Waters interviewed Liza Marron, Democrat running for Saguache County Commissioner for District 3. The following interview has been edited for clarity and brevity.
WATERS: Please tell our readers about yourself?
MARRON: I came to the San Luis Valley thirty-five years ago with my husband and children to work on the High Meadows Buffalo Ranch in Center. Those buffalo summered over at the Zapata Ranch, part of which is Great Sand Dunes National Park. The Zapata herd are descendants from the bison we worked. As a nineteen-yearold I worked as a ranger for Rocky Mountain National Park, on the...