Marsha Porter-Norton, Democrat for La Plata County Commissioner, 2020 


Proven Leadership!  

Please find information on COVID-19 at the buttons below. I am cancelling all campaign events for now to allow for 

proper social distancing protocols. Please find a blog post dated March 20th on COVID-19 under "My Blogs."  







Why I'm Running

We all want a good quality of life no matter which part of this diverse county we live in. I

am ready to put my skills to work and your future is my focus! Together, we face

complex challenges: rapid growth, a changing economy, a distinct "urban/rural" divide,

drought and more. We need a leader with a proven track record in getting things done. 

I know what it takes to create results. For 26 years and as a business owner and professional

with skills in mediation, listening and leadership, I have managed hundreds of meetings with

successful outcomes from public lands to infrastructure to water to community health.

These are topics county residents deal with every day. Find out more under "Meet Marsha." 

Our county's diversity is what makes it so unique and special. I am a 4th generation southwest

Coloradoan having grown up on a ranch in Lewis, north of Cortez. This rural background

taught me the value of hard work, the importance of community, and a love of landscapes. I 

am ready to represent everyone and get things done to improve quality of life.  



My Priorities


  • Create good jobs and more affordable housing

  • Guide growth while recognizing diverse interests

  • Improve community safety around wildfires, floods and drought

  • Ensure sustainable County services

  • Improve the County's roads and bridges

  • Support a clean, modern energy future  

                                      What are Your Ideas, Your Concerns, Your Solutions? 

                                         Please go to the "Contact" button to let me know. 


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Current County Commissioners

Commissioner Julie Westendorff

Commission Gwen Lachelt

Commissioner Clyde Church

Former County Commissioners 

Josh Joswick

Wally White

Bob Lieb

Town of Bayfield

Trustee David Black 


LPEA Board Member

Jack D. Turner 

Former City of Durango City Councilors

Christina Rinderle

Sweetie Marbury 

Dick White


Betsy Adams

Kathleen Adams 

Pattie Adler

John and Cissy Anderson 

Terra Anderson 

Sherrod Beall 

Sally Bellerue

Buzz Bricca

Nick Brothers 

Tammy Burden

Sam and Kathy Burns 

Ken and Lois Carpenter 

Sheila Casey 

Paulette Church 

Burt Coleman

Julie Cooley 

Lauri Costello, M.D. 

Margaret Cozine

Alice Crapo 

Libby Culver

Char Day

Deedee deHaro-Brown 

Patty Dionne

Barbara and Bill Dodds 

Larry Eads 

Matha Elbert

Wanda Ellingson

Ken and Susie Francis

Tom Givon 

Tami Graham

Laura Godfrey 

Donna Graves

Sheryl Guy

Heather Erb  

Beth Henchel 

Dominique Holling

Michael Hudson

Illona Hruska and Mark Swanson

Jennifer Jones

Tara Kiene 

Susan Koonce  & John Lyons 

Marilyn Leftwich 

Frank Lockwood 

Cherrie Lum 

Laura Lewis Marchino 

Marilyn McCord

Anne Markward

Bonnie and Tom Miller 

Stephanie Moran 

Jackie Morlan

Lynne Murison

Rick O'Block 

Stephens (Steve) Parker 

MS Pearlman

Tom Penn

Missy Rodey 

Mary and Bob Rubadeau

Steve and Deb Ruddell

Janice Scheftel

John and Aline Schwob

Pat Senecal

Kate Shelton 

Nancy and Robert Shanks 

MaryKay Shellman

Jon and Kathy Sherer 

Buck Skillen 

Elaine Slade

Karen Soltes 

Jigger and Paul Staby

Chelsea Steck

Ellen Stein

 Karen Thompson 

Liza and Peter Tregillus 

Bill and Chris Warren

John Whitney 

Pat Wilson 

Louise Van Vonno 

Cheryl Wiescamp

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