Re-elect Commissioner Casey Tighe On Nov. 8!
Jefferson County, District 2
Drawing on my experience as former CDOT Audit Director, I improved Jeffco’s fiscal accountability based on proven guidelines from the well-regarded Government Financial Officers Association. This approach has streamlined the budget and provided more transparency into how Jeffco spends its funds. Our budget allows for sufficient reserves for emergencies, such as the 2013 floods, but assures we don't collect and hold more money than necessary. In addition, I created an independent audit committee to double-check our allocations and expenditures.
Smart Economic Development
I continue to help Jeffco businesses prosper and to provide well-paying jobs, while balancing sensible development with protecting Jeffco’s neighborhoods natural environment.
In recent years, the county has experienced high employee attrition due in part to low pay. This was especially true in positions that directly affected public safety, such as deputy sheriffs. By bringing compensation up to current market rates with a modest increase of 2.6%, we’ve stemmed the outflow of experienced personnel. While Jeffco pay is not the highest when compared to other Colorado counties, we’re now more competitive.
I’m a bipartisan collaborator who welcomes all partners and works to find the best solutions for Jeffco residents and businesses. By encouraging open dialog among officials in city, state and county governments, fellow commissioners, business leaders and citizens, we’ve elevated the quality of life for people who live and work in our community.
Leadership in Sustainability
I helped establish the Jeffco sustainability commission to accelerate our county’s efforts toward environmental stewardship, including preservation and expansion of our open space, recycling and smart growth.
Jeffco has the oldest population in the state. I worked to restore funding for much-needed services for seniors and their care partners.
Solving Community Concerns
You’ll find me at nearly every major community event talking with Jeffco citizens. These exchanges help me stay in touch with what’s important to you and your neighbors. For example, I continue to collaborate with the City of Denver to manage sound volume produced by concerts at Red Rocks Amphitheater, while continuing to assure that it remains a world-class venue. During 2013 floods, I worked with state and county staff to acquire funding and get needed aid to citizens.
U.S. Representative, Ed Perlmutter
Mayor Marjorie Sloan, Golden
Mayor Adam Paul, Lakewood
Mayor Sean Forey, Morrison
Mayor Joyce Jay, Wheat Ridge
Mayor Kris Teegardin, Edgewater
Denver Area Federation of Labor
Fraternal Order of Police, West Metro Lodge 18
Metro Housing Coalition
Sheet Metal Workers
Support Jeffco Kids
2015 Elected Official of the Year by Jeffco Economic Development Corporation
2015 Chair of Jeffco Commissioners
30-year Jeffco Resident
Former Jeffco Audit Committee Chair, CDOT Audit Director and Small Business Owner
Serves on the Advisory Committees for Head Start/Jeffco Prosperity Project, Jefferson Center for Mental Health and Community Corrections Board