Voters choose Archibeque for surveyor
Ted Archibeque (R): 7,831
Kelly Miller (I): 5,884
Results as of 11 p.m.
EAGLE COUNTY — The second time was the charm for Ted Archibeque. Based on results as of 11 p.m. Tuesday, the Eagle-area Republican won a term as Eagle County surveyor.
Eagle County surveyor was an under-the-radar vote this year. The position is part-time and had been held for years by Dan Corcoran, who decided not to seek another term. Archibeque ran against Corcoran in 2012 and announced his intent to seek the job early this year.
As in 2010, Archibeque said he wants to improve the work the county surveyor does by moving more survey and land plat information to the Internet.
In late summer, though, independent candidate Kelly Miller gathered enough petition signatures to earn a spot on the ballot.
Miller, a surveyor who works in the county’s engineering department, said he sought the job to essentially bring all the position’s functions in-house, since he does much of that work anyway.
Miller and Archibeque differed on the value of that idea, with Miller stating there’s no reason the surveyor’s job shouldn’t be done by a county employee. Archibeque said the position should be held by someone who isn’t employed by the county.