My name is James Scott Curley, although I prefer to go by Scott. It is my intention to run for the office of Bent County Commissioner in District Three during the 2016 election.
I am 57 years old and currently work for United Parcel Service as a package car driver for the past 32 years. Over the course of those 32 years I have had the pleasure of visiting with customers all over southeast Colorado and Bent County in particular. I also own and have managed a small business in the residential housing market for the last 22 years. As a part of my business I have had extensive contact with the public and government aid agencies.
In addition, I have spent the past ten years as a member of the McClave RE-2 Board of Education. My term will expire in 2017. I am currently the President of the Southeast Colorado BOCES and have had the opportunity to work with administrators from the members schools in that capacity. I was elected as the Region 3 Director for the Colorado Association of Schools Boards (CASB) from 2013-2015, and was recently re-elected to another two year term. CASB is an organization that works to provide school boards with a voice in the state legislature. I also serve as the CASB liaison to the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) Board of Directors. My experiences with these various organizations have allowed me to interact with many different individuals state-wide regarding the educational and political issues facing rural Colorado.
I feel these experiences have given me the chance to work with budgets, staff management, long and short term goals, governmental compliance and the public in general.
I have truly embraced working with he educational community as well as representing my local school district and rural Colorado. Service as the District 3 Bent County Commissioner will allow me to continue to serve my home county and constituents. I am a product of my rural upbringing and I want to see Bent Country Thrive. I take pride in being honest, working hard and using common sense to reach my goals. I t would give me great pleasure to put those traits to work for the citizens of Bent County.
Bent County, Colorado
(Editor’s Note): District 3 in Bent County is currently served by Commissioner Lyndon Gill who is termed limited in office.
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