New candidate is running for Eagle County surveyor
July 16, 2014
EAGLE COUNTY — The race for the Eagle County surveyor's job is no longer a one-man affair.
With incumbent surveyor Dan Corcoran retiring, Ted Archibeque, of Eagle, a Republican who ran for the office in 2010, looked like he wouldn't have an opponent. But Teak Simonton, Eagle County's clerk and recorder, announced this week that Kelly Miller has submitted enough petition signatures to earn a place on the ballot as an unaffiliated candidate.
Simonton said Miller was required to submit 264 valid signatures to earn a place on the ballot and submitted more than 300.
ABOUT KELLY MILLER
Miller is a surveyor who has worked for about eight years in the Eagle County Engineering Department. He's been a licensed surveyor for about 40 years. He said he's seeking the job for a few reasons, the main one being that he and Corcoran already work on many of the same projects, checking the same legal documents on construction projects.
"A lot of people think I'm already the county surveyor," he said. "I'm doing a lot of the work already."
Miller said he's checked with the county attorney's office, and he's legally able to hold his current job and the part-time elected position.
And, he said, if elected, he'd be able to save the county at least a little bit of money. Since he's already a county employee, he already participates in the county's benefits programs.