Sharpe seeks third term as Arapahoe County commissioner

 Nancy Sharpe flanked by fellow Arapahoe County Commissioners Jeff Baker and Kathleen Conti.

Nancy Sharpe flanked by fellow Arapahoe County Commissioners Jeff Baker and Kathleen Conti.

Nancy Sharpe is the type of person and politician who makes lifelong friends and supporters of everyone with whom she works and serves. A full house of 60 people came to the home of
Denise and Mike Rose on July 19 in 99-degree heat to show their support for Sharpe’s run for a third and final (she is term-limited) term as Arapahoe County Commissioner. 

Before being elected to the Arapahoe County Commission, Sharpe served Greenwood Village on its city council from 1997 to 2002 and as its mayor from 2002 to 2011. In attendance were seven current and former GV city council members whose council service dates from 1993 through today, a span of 25 years. That is the type of loyalty Nancy Sharpe engenders. 

Dave Walcher, Arapahoe County sheriff said, “I have worked with Nancy Sharpe for eight years. She is an incredible supporter of law enforcement and a true public servant who really cares about her community. She doesn’t hesitate to ask the tough questions, but she is always reasonable and always fair.”

Sharpe thanked her supporters, many by name. She said, “I will continue to work on public safety, especially for children, as well as the financial exploitation of the elderly and human trafficking, real issues in our county.” She went on, “We are limited by the Tabor Amendment, which I support, but it is a challenge. I have been on both the executive budget committee and the long-range budget committee most of my eight years as a commissioner. We are always focused on where we want to be in 10 years and what it will take to get there.”

Among the current and former elected officials present were fellow Arapahoe County Commissioners Jeff Baker and Kathleen Conti, Treasurer Sue Sandstrom, GV Mayor Ron Rakowsky, former commissioner Nancy Doty, and from GV city council Denise Rose, Karen Blilie, Candy Figa, Bette Todd and Jerry Presley.

Local Republican worker bees who organize a myriad of fundraisers for multiple candidates, provide the refreshments, show up and also donate their money to the candidates, but stay in the background and are seldom mentioned, were there in force, because of their respect and affection for Nancy Sharpe. Among them, Andi Allott, Carol Waller, Bob Miles, Mary Wenke, Cindy Webb, Evie Ashmore, Jacque Ponder, Jane Ames, Pam Cirbo, Jewell Hargrave and James Hoffman. 

The general election is on Nov. 6.

 Arapahoe County Sheriff Dave Walcher is one of Nancy Sharpe’s greatest supporters.

Arapahoe County Sheriff Dave Walcher is one of Nancy Sharpe’s greatest supporters.