Saguache County Clerk Carla Gomez, who is retiring early after serving six years in office, sure is going out with a bang.
The night before Election Day, the Saguache post office was burglarized. The post office was then closed the next day, which could have prevented Gomez from collecting mail-in ballots. Secretary of State Wayne Williams was prepared to extend the 7 p.m. Nov. 7 deadline, but it wasn’t needed and the election concluded successfully.
Gomez said she is going to miss her co-workers and Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams, a man she so admires she made him the star of her office Christmas card this year.
“He’s done so much for the county and we just have to acknowledge that,” the outgoing clerk said. “We appreciate him and how patient he has been with us.”
She and Williams have a history.