Arapahoe County Commissioner Nancy Sharpe is running for re-election to a third term in District 2, saying she wants to continue focusing on improving the lives of county residents.
“I’m proud of the accomplishments we’ve achieved as a county these last seven years, making our residents lives safe, services easier to access and more recreational opportunities available,” she said. “I’m running for a third term as commissioner so I can help continue to provide efficient, effective and common-sense local government for all of Arapahoe County citizens.”
While on the Board of Commissioners, Sharpe has worked to secure appropriate funding for critical roadway expansions and improvements such as I-25/Arapahoe Road, park enhancements, creation of new trails and open space, and allocating citizen tax dollars “wisely and conservatively,” she said.
Sharpe says she helped accomplish this while maintaining a strong focus on her two passions—ensuring public safety, especially the safety of children and the elderly, and maintaining a strong economy.
“In 2014, we noticed a growing number of child abuse and neglect cases reported. That was heartbreaking and unacceptable,” Sharpe said. “In conjunction with District Attorney [George] Brauchler, I led the charge to create the Not One More Child coalition—a coalition made up of both public and private organizations that works to prevent child abuse and neglect. This is extremely important, and at times difficult work, but working together this coalition has made a difference helping our kids.”
Sharpe has extensive community leadership involvement, including serving as mayor of Greenwood Village, chair of Metro Mayors Caucus, chair of the Denver Regional Council of Governments, chair of the Metro Area County Commissioners and Board of Trustees for Denver South Economic Development Partnership.
Over the last seven years, she served several years as chair of the Board of Commissioners. She also worked in the private sector as an executive, bringing her critical business experience to work for county citizens.
“In Arapahoe County, we have a robust job market, safe communities and beautiful parks and open space. But these demand continual work to maintain,” Sharpe said. “This requires a county commissioner that understands the regional issues impacting our communities. It requires someone with executive, business and local government experience that will promote job-friendly policies for our region and protect our quality of life. I believe I have proven to have these qualifications.”
Sharpe has been an Arapahoe County resident for nearly 40 years, raising her family here with her husband George. She credits her father, a career Army officer, for installing the love for her country and her commitment to service of others.
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