Vote for Arica
I have recently returned home to raise my young son here in beautiful Huerfano County. With the majestic Spanish Peaks as the view outside of our back door, we are both so excited for our future. Huerfano County is growing and progressing in such a positive way. To do my part in helping the community grow and prosper, I am supporting Arica Andreatta for Huerfano County Commissioner. As a native of Huerfano County and a graduate of John Mall High School, I have had the privilege to know Arica for close to 20 years. Arica’s leadership and strong business skills are exactly what our county needs for further growth and development. When set with a challenge Arica will rise to the occasion with innovation and ingenuity. Arica’s dedication and passion for Huerfano County is refreshing and uplifting. Please join me in voting Arica Andreatta for Huerfano County Commissioner.
Arica Andreatta for Huerfano County Commissioner
My name is Michele George Appel. I have lived and worked in Huerfano County for over 25 years. I worked for local attorney Janet Kinniry and spent almost 20 of those years operating the Huerfano County Teen Court program. A lot of you may recognize me as the Judge’s (retired now) wife, or the coffee lady. I have known Arica since she was 15 when she volunteered in our Teen Court Program. She took many educational trips with me and worked closely with me and her peers. I can say lots about Arica and why she is the best person for this job. Arica is a local, a true local. Many residents ask if someone is a local, related to a local and express the importance of being a local. We all know being “from“ here is different than someone like me who has lived here a long time and calls Huerfano home. This very special place is in your blood, it’s in Arica’s blood. Arica understands the numerous challenges that this county has faced over the years. The challenges her classmates and friends faced during school; and now her friends and their families face since she has returned to raise her children. Yes, Arica has a college degree, she is very intelligent and has many skills that will help her do the job and serve the residents as County Commissioner to the best of her ability. But, most of all, Arica is an honest, thoughtful, compassionate, considerate, faithful, fair-minded, empathetic, enthusiastic, and friendly person who always has a smile on her face and a genuine hello for everyone she meets. I cannot think of a better person to lead this County into the future! Please vote for Arica to be the best representative of you and your ideals!
~Michele George Appel
Daniels says vote Andreatta
I am writing to cast my support for Arica Andreatta for County Commissioner. I have lived in Huerfano County for 24 years and worked in local Law Enforcement for the past 12½. I have seen a lot of changes in our community over the years, some have been great while others have been a constant battle. I have seen parts of our community become destroyed by a drug addiction that is affecting the entire nation. In the midst of this chaos, I have also seen things that bring tremendous hope that we can and will continue to prosper. While we grow in population, I feel it is important to keep the “small-town charm” that is unlike any other place I have been. Nobody comes to mind more than Arica when I think of finding the perfect balance between growth and staying humble. Arica started a business that helped many people achieve goals that might not have been possible otherwise. She created jobs in an area of the state where jobs are scarce. She changed vacant/run down buildings into beautiful focal points of our community all while being a mother and wife because she always manages to make time for things she feels are important, not just to her but to our community. If Arica is elected, I have no doubt she would bring that same drive, determination, and compassion for our community that has made her so successful already. I believe that Arica would bring practical business knowledge to the position which is imperative for growth. Arica will allow Huerfano County to remain “home” for those of us who have called it that for so long but she will also remind the newer residents of our community why they made the right choice to move to our area.
Make the best choice – Elect Bob Kennemer for County Commissioner
I have known Bob Kennemer since 1985 when he and his family moved to La Veta. They were looking for a small town where they could make a difference in the community and raise their children in a safe small town environment.
Bob embodies the philosophy of … do the right thing for his community and world at large. He does not have any ulterior motives to be a county commissioner – no skelitons in the closet, no family to give county contracts to, no business to be given favors for. His motives are clean and clear, to help the county continue to grow and prosper, while protecting what we have, He plans to be a full time employee of the county, where he will work hard everyday to help make our county thrive.
Bob has a long history in our county of business and volunteer work and an understanding of interweavings of all the entities who work together to foster smart, sustainable productivy and growth in our county.
Bob worked in management for the US army at the Pueblo Chemical Depot for years and was an active EMT most of his life, having notable amounts of emergency management training. Bob was elected to the La Veta Town Board in 1986 and then again 18 years later. Over the last 35 years he has served on many volunteer boards. He has spent countless hours over 35 years helping our community because he truly cares.
After knowing Bob for all these years I know him to be fair, honest and intelligent.
If you want an honest, loyal, full-time commissioner Vote Bob Kennemer for Huerfano county commissioner.
La Veta, CO
Support for Bob Kennemer
I am writing in my support for Bob Kennemer in his run for County Commissioner. I have had the pleasure and honor of working with Bob for the past seven years. In my role as president for the San Luis Valley Museum Association (SLVMA) Bob has been a great sounding board for me as we look at how we can improve our services and support to all our museum members, especially during these COVID-19 times. His experience, insights, advice, and willingness to collaborate and work with all of our 22 museum members, which covers all the museums in Huerfano County as well as the San Luis Valley and Hinsdale County, has been an invaluable asset to our group. He is also well versed in the world of tourism. The SLVMA was so pleased to have Bob representing Francisco Fort Museum during a Colorado Tourism Office Workshop, that was hosted by the SLVMA, in which the outcome of Dark Skies came to light. The Colorado Stargazing group that developed from that workshop and now includes Mineral and Custer counties has developed CTO’s first collaborative dark skies initiative and dedicated webpage. Mr. Kennemer and his project for the Highway of Legends in developing it into the TravelStorys driving tour app is what prompted the SLVMA to do likewise for the Los Caminos Antiguos Scenic and Historic Byway. Once again, he has been supportive, encouraging, and providing advice as we develop our driving tour app.
As a friend and colleague, I strongly support Mr. Kennemer’s run for County Commissioner. He is a man of high integrity and intelligence and will serve Huerfano in an exemplary fashion as he does all aspects of his personal, professional, and volunteer aspects of his life!
~Kat Olance Alamosa, CO
Sandy White for Commissioner
Citizens of Huerfano County:
Sandy White has my support for Huerfano County Commissioner, District 2.
Several letters have been submitted on his behalf denoting his stellar qualifications for the position. For those aforementioned reasons and the following, I feel Sandy would be an excellent commissioner for our county. I have a unique perspective as to the man; his character, compassion and integrity. In January 2013, the morning I was to be sworn in, I was stricken with a generalized seizure due to brain surgery. I was airlifted to a Denver hospital, unable to complete the swearing-in ceremony.
Sandy and his wife, Mary, arranged for the necessary paperwork and drove to the hospital where I was able to be sworn in by Judge Claude Appel via phone. They immediately returned to Walsenburg where the County Clerk submitted the forms before the legal midnight deadline.
I relate this personal story, that demonstrates to what lengths Sandy will go to help anyone in need. He will care for the constituents of Huerfano County in this same manner, ever mindful of the citizens’ needs!
Huerfano County Commissioner District 2