Grand County Candidate Questionnaires – Warren Dale Ward, County Surveyor, incumbent

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Warren Dale Ward, County Surveyor, incumbent 

How long have you lived in Grand County?
47 years.

Background–
40 years as a surveyor in Grand County, 27 years as a county surveyor.

Why do you want this office?
I have resolved frustrating problems that citizens used to have. I have made a favorable, county and state-wide reputation. Citizens call me every day for information that used to be unavailable. I am proud of these accomplishments. 

What is your political affiliation, and what your
core political beliefs?

I registered as a Republican in 1988. I believe we are at our best as a diverse country of immigrants with more local laws, fewer federal laws.

What are the biggest issues facing the office you are seeking?
Lack of funding. Most of what I do is a non-paid service. I am happy to donate my time to give back to the community.

What would your first short-term goals be if elected?
Continue the basic service I provide, which has a reputation of being one of the best programs in our state. Some have said my programs are THE best.

What long-term goals would you have for the office if elected?
Continue my efforts to promote more consistency in our subdivisions process.

What ideas do you have for developing Grand County’s economy?
Continue to offer my services for little to no cost to the taxpayers.

What would you like voters to know about you?
-I am a continuing education presenter that has taught advanced surveying classes in 8 statesI have a patent for a surveying tool.

-I am the author of the history of the survey of the Four Corners Monuments, and that text is chiseled in stone at that tourist site. 

-I am a contributing author to “xyHt Magazine”, a national trade publication, and write about some of my experiences in Grand County, using fictional characters. 

-I developed an interest in local politics in 1976. I have seen some major changes take place. 

-I am a past president of the National and Colorado Association of county surveyors. 

-I am the author of, and co-author, of several statute laws and rules, for my industry. 

-I am on a national committee that exposes how Trigonometry is applied by surveyors, to every US Math class. 

Contact information–
[email protected] • 970-531-1120




The 2018 Grand County elections will see contenders for Grand Commissioner District 3, Grand County Clerk and Recorder and Surveyor. In the race for Commissioner incumbent, Kristen Manguso is being challenged by William Thompson. For Clerk and Recorder, Martin Woros is challenging incumbent Sara Rosene. Lastly, Surveyor Warren Ward is being challenged by Jeanette Lautrell. For purposes of this questionnaire, the incumbent is presented first.

It is also an election for the offices of Grand County Treasurer, Grand County Sheriff, and Grand County Coroner but no other candidates came forward to run for those offices.

The mail-in ballots will be sent on October 15 and can be returned at a variety of locations around the county, County controlled drop boxes are in the Grand County Administration Building in Hot Sulphur Springs, Granby Town Hall, Grand Park Community Recreation Center in Fraser, and Grand Lake Town Hall. They can also be dropped personally at the Grand County Administration Building during business hours and on Saturdays, October 27 and November 3, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. On election day, Tuesday, November 6, ballots can be dropped off from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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