Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for El Paso County Commissioner District 1 in Colorado — incumbent Holly Williams (R) and Ryan Lucas (D) — completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office.
The board of supervisors functions as the county’s primary legislative and policy-making body. Most boards also control county land usage, oversee environmental issues, and possess executive powers, meaning they have the authority to appoint or remove departmental heads. El Paso County has five supervisors who are elected by district to four-year terms.
Here are excerpts from candidates’ responses to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?
“Our most pressing infrastructure need is our road infrastructure including improvements to major arterials and neighborhood roads. Additionally, road safety and driver speeding has increased the need for additional law enforcement.”
- “Public transit.”
- “Public Health.”
- “Public financing of elections.”
- “Transparency of public office.”
Click on the candidates’ profile pages below to read their full responses to this and other questions.
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