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Election 2016

Q&A with Roger Partridge: Republican, candidate for Douglas County Commissioner, District 2

Republican, Douglas County Commissioner, District 2


About Partridge: The incumbent, a Sedalia resident, has been a physical therapist and athletic trainer for 32 years. He was elected to the board of county commissioners for the first time in 2012.

More information: rogerpartridge4commissioner@gmail.com; www.Vote4Roger.usWhy should voters choose you for this office?

Why should voters choose you for this office?

As a sitting commissioner, owning a business for years in Douglas County, asking questions and listening to citizen concerns, compliments and challenges gives one an understanding of who we were, who we are and who we want to be. If re-elected, I will continue to do this and make it a priority for Douglas County to be called "home" along with being the best place to have a business, to work and to play.

Describe an accomplishment that best illustrates your effectiveness as a leader.

One role of an effective leader is to see that the best people, decisions and relationships are in place for an organization to run smoothly and efficiently. Sometimes this is achieved by the organization alone, but often times this is done via partnerships. In the last few years, there have been partnerships with the cities/towns and/or special districts in transportation, water projects and law enforcement that have created thousands in taxpayer savings and man hours expended.

What is your position on the increasing growth and development in Douglas County?

Much of Colorado is in a growth spurt at present. Last year Colorado was the second fastest growing state in the country. It is key for government to guide and adapt to the growth to assure we have a balance that fits all citizens and stakeholders while being sensitive to our quality of life, property rights, open space, developed areas, etc.

What needs to be done to ensure the county can accommodate a population with a growing number of seniors?

The senior population we have versus other areas of the country are active, motivated and productive. With this, there will be similar demands on jobs, goods and services, housing, transportation and health care that we see with the many other age levels. As there is a senior initiative study going on in Douglas County we may identify more specific needs to be addressed. And of these needs, I see the private sector will be the one to meets those demands.

What else should voters know about you?

I am a man of strong faith; have a great love for family and friendship; believe and practice a solid work ethic; value honesty and integrity; know that hope, humor and a smile can overcome adversity; and believe we have the most wonderful county in the country because of the great people who reside here. Jessica Gibbs


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