GOP candidate running for Eagle County surveyor
EAGLE COUNTY – It’s a race in the be Eagle County’s surveyor. Downvalley resident Ted Archibeque Wednesday announced his candidacy, seeking the Republican nomination in an effort to unseat Democratic incumbent Dan Corcoran. Archibeque, a lifelong Eagle County resident, says he has more than 20 years experience in surveying, mapping, engineering and construction. He started his career in the private sector in geo-technical engineering and then spent eight years in Eagle County government in the Engineering & Surveying Department and the Assessors Office’s Cadastral Mapping/GIS section. He started his own surveying firm in 2004. During his time at Eagle County, Archibeque says his major accomplishment, was convincing elected officials and staff to invest in a Geographic Information System computerized mapping system. Archibeque is a board member of the Eagle County Conservation District and has served on Gypsum’s planning commission. He has also served as the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s business chairman and then went on and founded the local chapter of the Mule Deer Foundation and served 10 years as its chairman. Corcoran, who first came to the Vail area in 1972, was first elected in 2002. Corcoran first earned his state surveyor’s license in 1979 an set up his own business. He’s also been elected to positions on the Vail Town Council, the Eagle County School Board and local metropolitan districts.Among the county surveyor’s responsibilities are making sure property maps comply with county and state laws. The boundaries on the maps also have to match the boundaries on the maps for neighboring properties. Those reviews have to be finished before a new project gets its final approval from the Eagle County Board of Commissioners or is filed in the county’s official records.