June Madrid has served as Archuleta County’s clerk and recorder since 1989 — and she worked nine years in the office in two separate stints before that.
The clerk’s office is located across the street from the Pagosa Springs Sun and on a road that curves in front of the big picture window in the clerk’s office, where the commissioners once were located.
So far, no one has slid off the street and through the window, although visitors sometimes ask.
Williams met Madrid’s new elections director, Kristy Arzu, and toured the elections facility in another part of the Archuleta County Courthouse, a facility that has been in the local news for several years because of a leaky roof, flooding, inadequate space and other issues.
“I was very appreciative of Wayne’s visit,” Madrid said. “It makes you feel part of the team. We’ve had secretaries of state we’ve never even met unless they showed up at conferences.”
Madrid was one of nine clerks Williams visited over a four-day period.