Deputy county clerk one of eight to seek state elections post

The chief deputy to Mesa County Clerk Janice Rich is one of eight applicants for the job of state elections director.

Amy Storm applied for the post, which has been vacant since Holly Lowder left the job shortly before the 2008 election.

Storm has served as Mesa County elections director among other posts since she went to work in the clerk’s office in 1999. She was certified as an elections and registration administrator by the National Election Center.

Among other applicants are the state’s deputy director of elections, Wayne Munster. Storm is the only Western Slope applicant for the post.

The elections director will report to Secretary of State Bernie Buescher, who was appointed to the job by Gov. Bill Ritter when Secretary of State Mike Coffman was elected to Congress.

The applications will be reviewed in house, and applicants will take written and oral tests.

A panel will narrow the field to three finalists, and Buescher said he will select from that group. He might not make the choice until mid-July, Buescher said.

“I’m not in a huge hurry,” he said. “I want to get a very good person here.”


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