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Eagle Co clerk switches parties

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Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE, Colorado ” Eagle County Clerk and Recorder Teak Simonton announced Tuesday that she has changed political party affiliation from Republican to Democrat. Simonton is in her second term as Eagle County’s Clerk and Recorder.

She tendered her resignation as a member of the Republican Party Central Committee to Randy Milhoan, chairman of the committee.

“This is strictly a personal decision,” said Simonton. “Party affiliation is not a factor in my job as clerk and recorder, and I have worked hard to prevent any partisan pressures from influencing the work conducted by my office, especially during an election.”

“I have great respect and appreciation for Eagle County Republicans.

“However,” she added, “through the years it has become increasingly clear to me that my core values are more closely aligned with those of the Democratic Party. The support I have received from members of both parties as well as non-affiliated voters in Eagle County has been absolutely tremendous, and I will continue to serve all Eagle County citizens to the best of my ability, conducting myself with integrity and neutrality in every regard. I hope people will call me if they have any questions.”

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