Colorado’s newest county clerk, Regina O’Brien of Eagle County

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams today visit Eagle County's new clerk and recorder, Regina O'Brien. From left to right: O'Brien, election manager Stacy Jones, Williams, elections deputies Karen Sepp and Jenny Thompson. (Eagle County photo)
Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams today visit Eagle County’s new clerk and recorder, Regina O’Brien. From left to right: O’Brien, election manager Stacy Jones, Williams, elections deputies Karen Sepp and Jenny Thompson. (Eagle County photo)

Secretary of State Wayne Williams today visited Colorado’s newest county clerk, Regina O’Brien of Eagle County.

O’Brien, who had served as the Eagle County deputy clerk since 2013, was appointed to the top post by the board of county commissioners on Dec. 14. She succeeds Clerk Teak Simonton, who resigned Nov. 17 after winning her race for county treasurer.

After the visit, O’Brien e-mailed Williams, who has made it a point to visit every county clerk in his or her office since becoming secretary of state in January 2015.

“Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to meet with me and the Eagle team this morning,” she wrote.

“It’s wonderful to know that when we go to work each day, the SOS team is there to support us; that support and leadership starts at the top with you.  I look forward to working with and learning from you and all of the dedicated clerks across the state, and I hope to continue to serve in this role for years to come.

The Vail Daily reported that “O’Brien graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with an undergraduate degree in government and international relations. She also graduated magna cum laude from the University of Oregon with a Master of Business Administration. A native of Illinois, O’Brien has lived in Eagle County since 1997. She currently lives in Edwards with her husband and two daughters.”