Elbert County Republicans have elected current Assessor Susan Murphy to the June primary ballot. Murphy’s bid for a second term in this year’s elections garnered unanimous support from delegates at the party’s county assembly held on March 19 at the Elbert County Fairgrounds in Kiowa, according to a news release from county GOP Chair Tom Peterson.
“We couldn’t be prouder of Susan and the excellent work she and her team have done during her first term,” said Carol Hinds, vice chair of the Elbert County Republicans. “The unanimous support from the assembly is an indication of the support she has and how well she has done.”
The election was made by 165 seated Republican delegates from throughout the county.
Former County Commissioner Kurt Schlegel from Elizabeth made the nomination and stated, “I’ve known and worked with Susan for several years, first as an elected official for Elbert County and now as a private business owner. Susan has consistently proven herself to be a hard-working, competent and loyal person.” Schlegel said that under Murphy’s leadership, her office has improved processes and accountability, and added that “we need conservative elected officials like Susan in leadership roles.”
Mary Moore of Simla seconded the nomination, saying Murphy “has built a team that works with integrity and within Colorado law.” Moore noted that Murphy and her team received the Certificate of Excellence in Assessment Administration from the International Association of Assessing Officers, making them the first-ever recipients of the award in Colorado.
Murphy accepted the nomination by stating, “I am honored and humbled to have been selected as the Republican candidate to serve as your county assessor. I would like to thank the Elbert County Republicans for advancing our conservative priorities and protecting Elbert County citizens’ values and rural lifestyle.”
Following the assembly, a thankful Murphy reflected on the experience and the upcoming election and stated, “Assembly was a great day in Elbert County! Gathering with a group of individuals that love their community and want the best for their local elected officials and state government.” She added that her goal is to “continue in a shared effort of excellence, efficiency, and productivity that exists in our office today.”