Susie Velasquez

Susie Velasquez. CPA Endorsement elections 2018. weld county clerk & recorder

Susie has lived in Weld County for most of her life, working as an attorney and raising her family. She currently works as the Weld County Public Trustee, a position she has held since 2007, and prior to this she was the Director of Affirmative Action at the University of Northern Colorado. The office of Clerk and Recorder is vital to the county, but is currently falling behind on the demand that population growth has caused. It is plagued by employee complaints resulting in low morale and a high turnover rate, both contributing to inefficiency within the department. Susie is dedicated to using her experience managing the Public Trustee office to turning this trend around which will benefit the employees and the residents of Weld County alike. Her main priority though, is to combat gerrymandering in the county during the upcoming redistricting process. The decision to redistrict was made behind closed doors, Susie will fight to ensure this doesn’t happen through the rest of the process, instead bringing in community voices to ensure a transparent, non-partisan redistricting. As Susie says, there isn’t a Republican or Democratic way to run the Clerk and Recorder office, there is just a right way: with fairness, transparency and efficiency.