Bryan Douglass, candidate for Surveyor

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Party: Democrat

City: Lakewood

Profession: Professional Land Surveyor

Campaign Website: bpdouglass@gmail.com

What makes you the best choice for this office?

I'm qualified beyond the demands of the office, I'm motivated beyond the responsibility of the position, and I'm driven beyond the expectations of the people of Jefferson County. More importantly, unlike the typical American elected official, I will leverage the opportunity to empower the people ... rather than leveraging the people to empower the opportunity.

What are the duties of the surveyor?

According to Colorado Law, the position of the County Surveyor is tasked with the reviewing of legal documents filed to the county (including Land Survey Plats, Monument Records, Field Notes, and other filings related to property ownership, transfer and management). Colorado Law also states the County Surveyor will represent the county in boundary disputes and to notify the county attorney when disputes or discrepancies are discovered.

What is the top issue facing the office of the surveyor?

Without question, our industry is facing a number of issues. We have an extremely low number of young surveyors entering the workforce. Civil Engineering has a long history of failure to engage a diverse community, and our workforce mirrors this (good luck finding a woman or non-white at your local engineering shop). Our industry has been the source of monumental technological advance, but we have failed to seize those opportunities to lead and educate.

What would be your top priority if elected?

1) Establish a new level of expectation in public service from the office. 2) Engage the communities of Jeffco to rebuild relationships with the people. 3) Establish new relationships between the Surveyor with all forms of local government for the benefit of all who live, work, and contribute to Jefferson County. 4) Advocate and lobby for rising expectations, responsibilities, duties, and contributions from the office of the County Surveyor and the surveying/civil engineering industry across the state.

What else should voters know about you?

I'm not your typical "politician." I'm not interested in wasting my time, energy and money, and I refuse to waste yours.

I'm running because I'm ready for action and results, working against perception and excuses.

No member of the Jefferson County team will be more transparent, accessible, and reliable in support of those we serve. I want us to realize the rewards of community collaboration and to enjoy the comforts and protections the communities is owed through local government.

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