Did you know that there’s an election on May 8? No? Well, you’re in good company.
The Health District of Northern Larimer County has a District Board Election that day. If you’re not familiar with it, the Health District is a special tax district that is funded by local property taxes and governed by an elected board of five people. It serves the northern two-thirds of Larimer County including Red Feather Lakes, Livermore, Fort Collins, Wellington, Timnath and LaPorte. The Health District uses about $7million of our tax dollars on community healthcare including dental, mental health, preventive health and prescription assistance.
There are five candidates competing for two four-year seats.
You will NOT be getting a ballot in the mail. If are a registered voter in the Health District you can vote May 8 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Health District office, 120 Bristlecone Drive, Fort Collins and at Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, 4501 South Lemay Avenue, Fort Collins. If you’re interested in voting for Health District candidates via mail in the future, you should consider filling out an Application for Permanent Mail-in Voter Status.
The Chamber has NOT endorsed in this election. I’ve read the profiles of the candidates and it looks like there are some qualified people. Of the five, I am only familiar with Matt Fries and Debbie Healy.
If you are interested in the Health District of Northern Larimer County board elections, you can find out more here.