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Eva Henry -- An Interview with Thornton Mayor Pro Tem & Adco Commissioner Candidate

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Eva Henry -- An Interview with Thornton Mayor Pro Tem & Adco Commissioner Candidate

We had more than a few questions for Eva Henry, Mayor Pro Tem of Thornton. Here’s what she had to say:



Q: What are the ideal qualifications for a candidate running for Commissioner in Adams County?


A: First of all, being able to put the past in the past and start looking toward the future... one of the things that I will be able to do is that I have relationships to be able to build coalitions.  This is something we need desperately inside the county along with being able to address the upcoming intergovernmental agreement with Denver on DIA.  We need to be able to negotiate what Adams County deserves, something that is again dependent on having existing coalitions.


Q: Some candidates have linked themselves to a platform of ‘reform’ without the knowledge of the already existing reformation taking place in Adams County.  Please comment.


A: Adams county has already addressed the issues of public transparency.  Other than that, it’s conceivable that some of our boards could be looked at concerning outside influences that might exist... it comes down the voters considering which candidates have the right ethics.  We need to start coming together as a county and we need commissioners who are willing to work with councils, neighborhoods, businesses, and farmers.  We need to discuss what is best for Adams County.


Q: How do you feel that your style of ‘being of the people’ will translate to the Adams County Commission being in touch with its citizens?


A: In the last eight weeks, I’ve knocked on 7500 doors.  I’ve talked to people and learned a lot about this county.  I think the fact that I show up and talk to people will help.  I don’t ever remember a county commissioner coming to a community meeting and I believe it’s needed.  I don’t have a problem doing this at all.


Q: Regarding your platform, you’re notably pro local contract, environment, and employment.  What other definitive platforms would you like to itemize?


A: I think we need job training.  Adams County has a large population of unemployed people, but particularly for adults looking for work as well as our young people.  In order to bring a primary employer into Adams County as well as compete in our global economy, we need to have a workforce that’s trained.  Another platform is my support of mass transportation in Adams County.  It’s what oftentimes keeps primary employers away and that’s just wrong.  


Eva Henry is a Candidate for Adams County Commission.  She is endorsed by: Congressman Jared Polis, Congressman Ed Perlmutter, and the Denver Area Labor Federation among others.




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