Marsha Porter-Norton, Democrat for La Plata County Commissioner, 2020
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. 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.
A good quality of life for everyone...
How do we get there?
Grow good jobs & support small businesses as we work to stabilize and recover from COVID-19
Guide growth while recognizing diverse interests
Improve community safety around wildfires, floods and drought
Ensure County services and improve County roads and bridges
Work for more affordable housing
Support a clean, modern energy future
Current County Commissioners
Commissioner Julie Westendorff
Commission Gwen Lachelt
Commissioner Clyde Church
Former County Commissioners
Town of Bayfield
Trustee David Black
LPEA Board Member
Jack D. Turner
Former City of Durango City Councilors
& Sweetie Marbury
John and Cissy Anderson
Sam and Kathy Burns
Dee Dee Carlson
Ken and Lois Carpenter
Lauri Costello, M.D.
Barbara and Bill Dodds
Ken and Susie Francis
Illona Hruska and Mark Swanson
Susan Koonce & John Lyons
Laura Lewis Marchino
Bonnie and Tom Miller
Stephens (Steve) Parker
Mary and Bob Rubadeau
Steve and Deb Ruddell
John and Aline Schwob
Nancy and Robert Shanks
Jon and Kathy Sherer
Jigger and Paul Staby
Liza and Peter Tregillus
Bill and Chris Warren
Louise Van Vonno