Logan County’s Pam Bacon to lead county clerks association

The clerks who are about to be sworn in as members of the Colorado County Clerks Association board enjoy a light-hearted moment. They are, left to right, Chaffee County Clerk Lori Mitchell, president elect; Arapahoe County Clerk Matt Crane; past president; Otero County Clerk Sharon Sisnroy, treasurer; Adams County Clerk Stan Martin, vice president; Pitkin County Clerk Janice Vos Caudill, secretary; Park County Clerk Deb Green, Southern region chair; Lincoln County Clerk Corinne Lengel, Eastern region chair; and El Paso County Clerk Chuck Broerman, Central regional chair. (SOS photo)
The clerks who are about to be sworn in as members of the Colorado County Clerks Association board enjoy a light-hearted moment. They are, left to right, Chaffee County Clerk Lori Mitchell, Arapahoe County Clerk Matt Crane, Otero County Clerk Sharon Sisnroy, Adams County Clerk Stan Martin, Pitkin County Clerk Janice Vos Caudill, Park County Clerk Deb Green, Lincoln County Clerk Corinne Lengel and El Paso County Clerk Chuck Broerman. (SOS photo)

Logan County Clerk Pam Bacon will lead the Colorado County Clerks Association for the year, assisted by fellow clerks who will serve on CCCA board.

She took the oath of office from her predecessor, Arapahoe County Clerk Matt Crane, at the association’s winter conference in Colorado Springs last week.

Arapahoe County Matt Crane, right, administers the oath of office to Logan County Clerk Pam Bacon. (SOS photo)
Arapahoe County Matt Crane, right, administers the oath of office to Logan County Clerk Pam Bacon. (SOS photo)

“I accept the position of president of the CCCA with humility because I am sure it is not an easy task and I am certain that despite my best efforts, I will disappoint some of you sometimes,” Bacon said in her acceptance speech.

“My door is always open and I am only a phone call or e-mail away so feel free to reach out to me,” she said. “I recently told a clerk that we are all on the same team just in different zip codes and I do believe that. Our association is great at lending that helping hand or ear to a fellow clerk but we have to know your dilemma before we can extend that help.”

Bacon’s presidency comes as clerks and the legislature grapple with the implementation of two election-related ballot measures that voters passed in November.

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Logan County: A cool clerk and courthouse

Logan County Clerk Pam Bacon and Secretary of State Wayne Williams outside the courthouse in Sterling on Thursday. (SOS photo)
Logan County Clerk Pam Bacon and Secretary of State Wayne Williams outside the courthouse in Sterling on Thursday. On the first day of fall, leaves were coming down. (SOS photo)

Logan County Clerk Pam Bacon is lucky to work in one of the most beautiful courthouses in Colorado.

When Secretary of State Wayne Williams stopped by her office in Sterling Thursday, the staff was preparing ballots to take to nursing homes. Election workers already had sent ballots to Logan County’s military and overseas voters.

Bacon, who will come president of the Colorado County Clerks Association in January, serves on Williams’ Bipartisan Election Advisory Committee looking at possible legislation for next year.

Both Bacon and Williams support reducing the number of voting polling service centers each county must open during an election. Bacon said Logan County voters don’t use the two centers much, preferring instead to drop off their ballots in a box outside the courthouse, visit the courthouse itself or mail their ballots.

“All (centers do) is make me short staffed on Election Day and cost me money,” she said.

Bacon agreed the big courthouse is stunning. She said during a renovation of the courthouse the carpet was ripped up and the fake ceilings were taken down. Huge windows let in plenty of sunlight.

“We’re pretty lucky to work here,” she said.