by Dalton Carver
The public pinpointed affordable housing and county road maintenance as critical concerns for November’s county commissioner election at a recent question and answer forum. The event was hosted by the Ridgway Ouray Community Council at the Ridgway Community Center on Wednesday, Sept. 28.
All four commissioner candidates attended the forum and answered the public’s questions, alternating the opportunity to respond first.
John Peters and Amy McBride, running for the District 1 seat, will replace the term-limited current Board of County Commissioners chair, Lynn Padgett. Don Batchelder, incumbent, and Ellen Hunter, Ridgway Town councilor, will vie for the District 3 position.