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El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Candidate: Chuck Broerman

By: The Gazette
June 6, 2018 Updated: June 7, 2018 at 7:35 pm
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photo - Chuck Broerman (Facebook)
Chuck Broerman (Facebook) 

Republican Party (Incumbent)

Website: Chuckbroermanforclerk.com

Twitter: none

Campaign Facebook Page: facebook.com/chuckbroerman4clerk/

Email: chuck@chuckbroermanforclerk.com

Education: Regis University: bachelor's degree in business administration; Sinclair Community College: associate's degree in electron-mechanical engineering; Wright State University: associate's degree in electronics technology

Experience: Clerk and Recorder since 2015; national and state election certifications; past central regional director for the Colorado County Clerks Association; previous experience as chief deputy and operations manager at the Clerk and Recorder's Office; 20 years of experience in manufacturing and engineering in the hi-tech sector

Do you believe voter fraud is a problem in Colorado? If so, how can the Clerk and Recorder's Office help safeguard against it?

Any election fraud committed in Colorado is extremely troubling. Voter fraud matters because every illegal vote cast undermines the vote of citizens who participate in elections. Voter fraud is rare due to our vigilance. As Clerk, I work closely with the Secretary of State Wayne Williams and District Attorney Dan May to promote legislation, employ best practices and uphold the law to make our democracy free from fraud.

My goal is to make sure that anyone who commits voter fraud in El Paso County understands there are severe consequences. I have worked tirelessly to identify and prosecute those who commit voter fraud.

When county commissioner district boundaries need to be redrawn, how can the Clerk and Recorder ensure the process is fair and non-partisan?

I am proud of the fact my office does commissioner redistricting better than any other County Clerk's office in the state! Redrawing commissioner district boundaries is not the partisan process some of my opponents have suggested in the past. My office goes beyond the statutory requirements by proactively soliciting feedback from citizens, community groups, political parties, and commissioners. I will continue to provide multiple options to the Board of County Commissioners while assuring minimal impact on the citizens of El Paso County. The decision on what district boundaries to adopt ultimately rests with the commissioners.

If elected Clerk and Recorder, what efforts would you make to increase civic engagement in the county?

My office has a great record of increasing civic engagement. Under my leadership, the Clerk's Office has received numerous local and national awards. I am proud of the award my office received for expanding access to voters with disabilities. In fact, we added additional training for our election judges to assist citizens who have special needs. Additionally, I opened a motor vehicle office and voter service/ polling Center at Ft. Carson to service the needs of active duty, dependents and military retirees. I continue to speak to business, student, and civic groups across the political spectrum and invite people to observe and participate in the election process.

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