The Candidates on Universal Health: County Offices

Candidate Party Jurisdiction Office Score*
BEEN, ANDREW Democratic ADAMS Assessor Weak
CULPEPPER, LISA Democratic ADAMS Treasurer Champion
REIGENBORN, RICHARD Democratic ADAMS Sheriff Champion
MCKINLEY, AMY Republican ALAMOSA Treasurer Weak
BRADDOCK, CYNTHIA Democratic BOULDER Assessor Champion
JONES, MATT Democratic BOULDER Commissioner Champion
MAGGARD, JEFFERY Democratic BOULDER Commissioner Champion
SALAS, PETER Democratic BOULDER Commissioner Champion
WIDDEKIND, LISA Democratic BOULDER Commissioner Champion
MARLIN, GEORGE Democratic CLEAR CREEK Commissioner Champion
ESQUIBEL, AUGUSTINE Democratic COSTILLA Commissioner Champion
JONES, RICHARD Democratic COSTILLA Commissioner Champion
RODRIGUEZ, FIDEL Democratic COSTILLA Commissioner Champion
WILSON, LESLIE Unaffiliated DOLORES SHERIFF Supporter
COOPER, FRANCIS (Allen) Republican FREMONT Sheriff Weak
MOREAU, SKIP Unaffiliated FREMONT Sheriff Champion
SQUIRES, CHARLOTTE Republican GARFIELD Clerk & Recorder Opposed
LORENZ, MARY Republican GILPIN Treasurer Weak
WEEKS, DELISA Republican KIOWA Clerk & Recorder Weak
CANDELARIA, JAMES Republican MONTEZUMA Commissioner Weak
MCAFEE, MARY BETH Democratic MONTEZUMA Commissioner Champion
KNUDSEN, APRIL Unaffiliated PARK Commissioner Supporter
TORRES, SALVADORE Republican PUEBLO Commissioner Champion
SCHLABACH, JOSEPH Democratic RIO GRANDE Commissioner Advocate
HAVENS, NOBEL Democratic SAGUACHE SHERIFF Weak
REICH, PAUL Democratic SAN MIGUEL Commissioner Supporter
GIBBS, DAN Democratic SUMMIT Commissioner Champion
ALLACHER, MATTHEW Republican WASHINGTON Sheriff Weak
ERICKSON, CARL Democratic WELD Commissioner Champion
WENGER, BEVERLY Republican YUMA Clerk & Recorder Weak

*Scoring Criteria:
Champion: Demonstrated a consistent commitment to universal health care.
Advocate: Demonstrated significant thought and active involvement in addressing cost containment and increased coverage with incremental changes, eg., a public option, rather than with a universal system.
Supporter: Indicated some support for incremental increases in coverage and affordability of health care.
Weak: Indicated an interest in increasing the affordability of health care but offered no clear position on approaches.
Opposed: Recommended limiting the role of public support of health care or wanted to restrict or reduce current public health care services.