Secretary of State Wayne Williams visits Eagle, Mesa counties

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams joined Mesa County elected officials for their quarterly luncheon today in Grand Junction. They are: Commissioner Scott McInnis, Surveyor Patrick Green, Treasurer Janice Rich (the former county clerk), Williams, Clerk and Recorder Sheila Reiner, Commissioner Rose Pugliese, Sheriff Matt Lewis, Assessor Ken Brownlee and Commissioner John Justman.
Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams joined Mesa County elected officials for their quarterly luncheon Wednesday in Grand Junction. They are: Commissioner Scott McInnis, Surveyor Patrick Green, Treasurer Janice Rich (the former county clerk), Williams, Clerk and Recorder Sheila Reiner, Commissioner Rose Pugliese, Sheriff Matt Lewis, Assessor Ken Brownlee and Commissioner John Justman.

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams hit the road Wednesday, visiting with Eagle County Clerk Teak Simonton and elected officials in Mesa County.

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams visited with Eagle County Clerk Teak Simonton and her staff Wednesday in Vail. From left to right: Jenny Thompson, administrative technician; Karen Sepp, election deputy; Stacey Jones, election manager; Williams and Simonton.
Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams visited with Eagle County Clerk Teak Simonton and her staff Wednesday in Vail. From left to right: Jenny Thompson, administrative technician; Karen Sepp, election deputy; Stacey Jones, election manager; Williams and Simonton.

“It’s great to get away from the Front Range and visit my friends on the Western Slope,” Williams said. “Hearing what’s going on their communities helps me make better decisions as the Colorado secretary of state.”

Williams toured Eagle County’s election division in the morning, before new equipment from Dominion Voting Systems arrived in the afternoon. It was tested today.

Simonton served on the committee that reviewed four election firms that piloted their equipment in eight counties in the November election. The committee unanimously chose Dominion as its top choice, and Williams chose Dominion so Colorado could move to a single-voting system.

“Dominion has been really terrific to work with,” Simonton said. It’s been a really easy process.”

In Grand Junction, Williams joined Mesa County elected officials who meet quarterly for lunch.