Running for the first time as Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder Michael Snow is outspoken about his defense for the right to vote in fair and honest elections.
As a board member of the Colorado Common Cause for the last five years, a nonprofit …
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As a board member of the Colorado Common Cause for the last five years, a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening public participation in political processes through campaigns which promote transparent government and voter equality, Snow said he values any citizen’s right to vote.
“The clerk and recorder is a service to the community,” he said. “It is critical to the support of the means by which our communities, voters have a say in their government.”
Listed as the Democratic opponent to Republican candidate Faye Griffin, Snow is adamant his run for clerk and recorders is nonpartisan.
“Even if an election might go in a way that I don’t want it to go, I want to feel confident that the results of that election was absolutely what the will of the people was intended,” Snow said. “Unfortunately, we have a partisanship situation particularly
Jefferson County being so close to a third, a third and a third -that very, very fine, fine things about managing and administrating the election can make a difference.”
Growing up in Wheat Ridge and graduating from Wheat Ridge High School before earning his masters in public administration from CU-Boulder, Snow was in charge of election processes for four years while working as city clerk in Wheat Ridge.
He now works at CDOT as a metropolitan planning organizer and rural planning liaison.
“I really have a vision for our Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder and the administration of our records, the administration of our records, the administration of our department of motor vehicles,” he said. “I have something I want to provide and I think I have a lot to offer.”
Part of his vision includes modernizing methods of voting and breaking down barriers for voter registration.
While he speaks very highly of Pam Anderson, Jeffco clerk and recorder, he does not agree with her decision to hold same-sex marriage licenses. Instead, he viewed the opportunity to provide licenses as a rare form of leadership to be taken on by the clerk and recorder.“The policy front for same sex marriage is kind of a rare opportunity for a clerk and recorder to be a leader of that type,” he said.Colorado courts did not say that same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, they said to stop issuing licenses (pending higher court appeals), Snow said.
“In that window of time, it’s absolutely the right thing to do,” he said. “If you’re doing anything except providing the exact same rights and liberties to everyone — you are discriminating.”For more information about this candidate visit www.snowforjeffco.com.
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