The unofficial results of the Archuleta County General Election are in, with Michael Whiting retaining his job as county commissioner for District 3, and Dean Schultz winning the surveyor position. All of Archuleta County’s vote totals will be printed in Thursday’s edition of The SUN.
Unofficial vote totals for the two contested races are as follows.
Whiting: 2,829 votes.
Ray Lattin: 2,496 votes.
Schultz: 1,744 votes.
Ron Sutcliffe: 1,053 votes.
Thomas Johnston: 717 votes.
In addition to two local contested races, the ballot contained three advisory questions placed on the ballot by Archuleta County and the Town of Pagosa Springs for the purposes of gaining insight into what electors would potentially support in the future. The results of those three questions are listed below with the total number of votes for and against.
Nonbinding, advisory question 1A reads: “Would you be in favor of the Town of Pagosa Springs and Archuleta County combining their park and recreation efforts and programs through the creation of a Parks and Recreation District?”
A total of 3,375 voted in favor of question 1A, with 1,815 voting against it.
Nonbinding, advisory question 2A reads: “If a Parks and Recreation District is formed it has to be funded. Would you support a permanent sales tax not to exceed 1 cent as the sole source of funding?”
A total of 3,173 voted no/against the question, while 2,047 voted in favor.
Nonbinding, advisory question 3A reads: “If a Parks and Recreation District is not created would you support a sales tax increase over a limited period of time dedicated solely to completing recreation projects such as the town to lakes trail?”
A total of 3,134 voted against the measure, with 2,090 voted in favor.
All of Archuleta County’s vote totals will be printed in Thursday’s edition of The SUN.