If you can’t get your ballot to a drop box, we are offering a ballot pickup service. This is legal and will be carefully documented. If you need this service, please call Gail Hershey at 970-946-0615 as soon as possible. Note that it is now too late to mail your ballot.


We are guided by the core values of our Party — equality, opportunity, and community.    Our progressive vision is a community that supports each and every individual,  insures the essentials for children and families to thrive, and enables all community members to achieve their potential and contribute to the richness of Archuleta County.  You can reach us at 970-264-2171 or by emailing becky.herman98@gmail.com.

Representative Barbara McLachlan

Our great incumbent State Representative, Barbara McLachlan of State House District 59 has a Republican opponent. She is Marilyn Harris, who is Chair of the Archuleta County Republican Party. Some of you may know Ms. Harris. Now that Barbara has an opponent, it is essential that she continue campaigning in earnest. So, if you possibly can, please donate to her campaign at barbaramclachlan.com.

State law allows donations to State House candidates of up to $400 per person.

Diane Mitsch Bush, Candidate for US Congressional District 3

Diane is a terrific candidate for the US House. Her Republican opponent, Lauren Boebert,  is a young, gun-toting woman who ascribes to QAnon principles. She beat our current Representative, Scott Tipton, in the Republican Primary by saying that Tipton was not sufficiently pro-Trump, even though he voted with Trump nearly 100% of the time. So, we must beat this woman! Again, please consider donating to Diane’s campaign at dianeforcolorado.com.

The limit on individual contributions to a Federal candidate is $2,800.

Central Committee Meeting

The next County Central Committee Meeting will be Saturday, October  24, at 10:00 am. Everyone is welcome to join. An e-mail with the Zoom link will be sent to all people on our county e-mail list. If you want to join and didn’t get the link, please call John Porco, 970-946-2684. We are now working intensely on multiple programs to get out the vote and need as many volunteers as we can get. So, please plan on joining the call.

If you are not getting e-mail messages from the county party, please e-mail the County Chair, Becky Herman, at becky.herman98@gmail.com.


We have now received a limited number of yard signs for various candidates. We will be distributing these from our storage room, which is at Pagosa Mini Storage on 14th Street, north of US 160 on Put Hill. Turn north at the marble countertop store and proceed one block to 15th Place.  You will see four storage buildings on your left. Our room is in the fourth building up the hill. The room will be staffed Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm until the signs are gone. We are asking for a $5,00 contribution for a Biden/Harris sign. Oher signs are free. We have a long list of people who want signs, so don’t wait. We will limit the number of signs each person can have to get a wide distribution around the area.

Chili Supper

Because of the COVID epidemic, our 2020 Chili Supper fundraising event has been canceled.