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Buffington Challenges Colbry for Liberty County Clerk and Recorder

Angel Colbry and Davin Buffington are competing in Tuesday’s Republican primary for Liberty County clerk and recorder. No Democrat or Independent filed to run for the office, so the winner of the primary will be unopposed in the general election.

Colbry was first elected clerk and recorder in 2014. Buffington, a first-time candidate and the county’s deputy county clerk and recorder, is hoping to unseat her boss and lead the office.

DAVIN BUFFINGTON

I am running for Liberty County clerk and recorder because I believe that I can be the positive and professional change that Liberty County needs. 

I grew up on a farm and ranch in Winifred. My husband, Casey, was born and raised in Chester. We have 3 beautiful children. I am the current deputy clerk and recorder and the payroll specialist for Liberty County.

My goals are to improve inter-office relations and help the county as a whole work together better. I want to provide a helpful and professional environment for our citizens to conduct business. I believe cross-training and communication within our office is very important. I also believe that excellent communication and relations between departments and employees is crucial to the success of the county.  I have the knowledge, leadership skills and determination to accomplish these goals. 

I am dependable, hardworking, trustworthy and teachable. My current position and the training I have received while working for Liberty County have given me a good basis to serve as the next clerk and recorder. I have the constructive leadership skills and ability to make the clerk and recorder’s office a more efficient, productive and positive place to work and conduct business.

Please consider voting Davin Buffington for Liberty County clerk and recorder.

ANGEL COLBRY

Angel Colbry

I am Liberty County’s clerk and recorder, proudly serving since being elected in 2014.

I was born in Montana and attended the University of Montana, earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. My extensive educational and professional background, focus on public and private sector administration, and management experience, help me succeed as the current clerk and recorder and election administrator.

I have two vibrant children with my loving husband, Ben. I am privileged to say that my children are fifth-generation Liberty County residents. I love the community we have chosen to raise our family in and am proud to call Liberty County home.  

Voting for me means maintaining the continuity of the clerk and recorder position. I am the tenth clerk and recorder since 1919.  Our government has many important functioning parts.

The clerk and recorder encompasses the following areas taxpayers and voters rely on: maintaining record of legal documents and ensuring customers can easily research and access legal documents such as deeds, certificates of survey, liens, and more.

In addition to document management, the clerk and recorder is responsible for election administration. Two or three elections each year include school, federal primary, federal general, municipal and special elections. I am certified to administer elections in Liberty County and have a firm understanding of the processes, procedures and tabulation equipment. Many hours of testing and preparation go into ensuring elections are secure, fair and free of issues.

Running elections is a daunting task and I have excelled in providing voters the best election service. Finance and accounting is a major component to this position. I also serve as the Liberty County registrar. My office is responsible for accounts payable, tracking fixed assets, calculating mill levies, building and administering the county budget, completing the annual financial report, and working with the auditor. Because of my professional background, I am fiscally responsible and find ways to save taxpayer dollars.  

Finally, my office is responsible for the county payroll and supporting the Board of County Commissioners. The role of clerk and recorder and election administrator is very important and requires a seasoned professional to maintain professionalism, foster relationships and communication with other government officials and entities, customer service, and integrity of its functions. I have also submitted the paperwork to become a certified clerk and recorder through the Montana Association of Clerk and Recorders. This certification will be awarded at the 2018 MACR Annual Convention in August.

Family and God take first place in my life, both of which have guided me through leadership roles in life. I believe firmly in a strong work ethic, attention to detail, and customer service. I have the experience and qualifications to maintain the integrity of all the duties required as the clerk and recorder and election administrator.

Thank you for your vote for Angel Colbry June 5.

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