About the LPEA candidates

Here is an overview of the races:

District 1 is Archuleta County. Bob Formwalt is a former Archuleta County commissioner, banker and rancher. He has a degree in business administration from Fort Lewis College. His opponent, Kirsten Skeehan, owns a Pagosa Springs bakery and is chairwoman of the Archuleta County Housing Authority. She is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and has a masterís degree in business administration from George Washington University.

District 2 is southern and western La Plata County. Jerry McCaw, a rancher in Ignacio, is the current president of the LPEA bard of directors. He attended both FLC and Colorado State University and has a degree in civil engineering. Baizel, the challenger, is an environmental lawyer and rancher who generates a third of his energy from wind turbines and solar panels.

District 3 is Durango, where Bobby Lieb is being challenged by Britt Bassett. Lieb is former executive director of the Durango Chamber of Commerce and the La Plata Economic Development Action Partnership. He has a bachelorís degree in international marketing from Arizona State University.

Bassett has a masterís degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Arizona. He is a partner in Solar Seminars, which provides design and construction management for solar systems.

District 4 is northern and eastern La Plata County. Herb Brodsky, the incumbent, is a business consultant with a bachelorís degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and a masterís degree in automotive engineering from the Chrysler Institute of Engineering. Heather Erb has a bachelorís from Clark University and is former president of the Durango Association of Realtors. Ann McCoy Harold, former publisher of the Pine River Times, also is running for the seat.

Jim Haug

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