Proven Leadership

for Healthy Communities

and a Strong Economy 

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

I have the experience to solve problems and work for a thriving local economy, affordable housing, vital County services, and public health and safety during these challenging times. I am a 4th generation southwest Coloradoan and grew up on a ranch in Lewis near Cortez. I have a track record and a passion for public service so working together isn’t just a campaign promise — it’s who I am as a person and a professional.


The issues that impact the people of La Plata County are my priority. 

County Government plays a critical role in creating healthy communities and a strong economy. Together, we can unite to solve problems and find the common good to help the most people. 


  • Good jobs and a thriving, diverse local economy

  • Affordable Housing

  • Vital County Services

  • Public Health and Safety 

  • Clean Energy 

  • Smart Growth                                                     

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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

Mayor Ashleigh Tarkington

Trustee David Black 

LPEA Board Member

Jack D. Turner 

Former City of Durango City Councilors

Christina Rinderle

 Sweetie Marbury 

Dick White


Community Members

Betsy Adams

Kathleen Adams 

Pattie Adler

John and Cissy Anderson 

Terra Anderson 

Bruce Baizel 

Britt Bassett 

Sherrod Beall 

Sally Bellerue

Ann Bond 

Buz Bricca

Nick Brothers 

Jimbo Buickerood 

Tammy Burden

Sam Burns 

Dee Dee Carlson 

Ken and Lois Carpenter 

Sheila Casey 

Paulette Church 

Burt Coleman

Julie Cooley 

Lauri Costello, M.D. 

Margaret Cozine

Alice Crapo 

Libby Culver

Char Day

Janet Defratus

Deedee deHaro-Brown 

Barbara and Bill Dodds 

Larry Eads 

Martha Elbert

Wanda Ellingson & John Condie

Ken and Susie Francis

Tom  Givon 

Tami Graham

Laura Godfrey 

Donna Graves

Sheryl Guy

Heather Erb  

Beth Henchel 

George Hepner 

Mary Hockett

Dominique Holling

Michael Hudson & Ann Stringfellow

Patty Isensee

Illona Hruska and Mark Swanson

Jennifer Jones

Tara Kiene 

Felicia Libo 

Susan Koonce  & John Lyons 

Marilyn Leftwich 

Frank Lockwood 

Cherrie Lum 

Laura Lewis Marchino 

Tom McCampbell 

Amy McClintock

Marilyn McCord

Anne Markward

Julie Meadows

Bonnie and Tom Miller 

Stephanie Moran 

Jackie Morlan

Lynne Murison

Rick O'Block 

Stephens (Steve) Parker 

MS Pearlman

Tom Penn

Eb and K Redford 

Wendy Rice 

Missy Rodey 

Mary and Bob Rubadeau

Steve and Deb Ruddell

Janice Scheftel

Lynne Scholler 

John and Aline Schwob

Marsha Schuetz

Pat Senecal

Kate Shelton 

Nancy and Robert Shanks 

Mary Kay Shellman

Jon and Kathy Sherer 

 Elaine Slade

Karen Soltes 

Jigger and Paul Staby

Chelsea Steck

Ellen Stein

 Karen Thompson 

Liza and Peter Tregillus 

Bill and Chris Warren

Nancy Wharton

John Whitney 

Pat Wilson 

Louise Van Vonno 

Cheryl Wiescamp

Karen Zink 



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