Secretary of State Wayne Williams gave county clerks in southern Colorado an update Tuesday on a lawsuit the state’s leading small-business group filed against his office, saying money collected through business filing fees shouldn’t be used to pay for election costs.
The clerks asked Williams to draw up a summary they can present to their commissioners on the fiscal impact of the lawsuit filed by the National Federation of Independent Business. A Denver judge, who heard arguments in the case last week, is expected to make a ruling within two months.
Clerks present at the conference were, left to right, Melanie Woodward of Alamosa County, Lawrence Gallegos of Conejos, Tiffany Parker of La Plata, Debbi Green of Park, Krystal Brown of Teller, Secretary Williams, Lori Mitchell of Chaffee, Kelley Camper of Custer, Cindy Hill of Rio Grande, Patti Nickell of Bent, Carla Gomez of Saguache, Nancy Cruz of Huerfano, Peach Vigil of Las Animas and Kathy Simillion of Gunnison.
Pueblo County Clerk Bo Ortiz wasn’t in the shot — he had stepped out to take a call when it was snapped.