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Gov. Hickenlooper seeks candidates to fill vacancy for Ouray County Commissioner

DENVER — Tuesday, July 31, 2011 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today he is seeking candidates to fill the vacancy for Ouray County Commissioner created by the resignation of Heidi Albritton effective Aug. 14, 2012.


Section 1-12-206(4) of the Colorado Constitution states that “if the vacating commissioner is unaffiliated, then a registered unaffiliated successor shall be appointed by the governor, acting as a vacancy committee, within 10 days after the vacancy.” The person appointed shall hold office until the next general election (2012) and until a successor is elected.


Interested applicants must be residents of Ouray County and be registered as an Unaffiliated voter. Candidates must submit a formal application, a resume and a letter stating why they are interested in being appointed. The Governor’s Office is accepting applications through the Office of Boards and Commissions until Aug. 24.


For more information, click here or e-mail boards@state.co.us. Applications can be found online at the Office of Boards and Commissions.