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District 1 - Lew Gaiter III

Lew Gaiter

lgaiter@larimer.org
Larimer County Commissioners Office
P.O. Box 1190
Fort Collins, CO 80522
(970) 498-7010

Lew is the Larimer County Commissioner representing District 1 which is the northern third of Larimer County. He was appointed in a vacancy election in January 2010 and elected in the general election in November 2010.

Career:

  • Business and Life Coach
  • International Software and Computer Networking Consultant
  • Business Owner
  • Research and Development Software Engineer
  • Board member of multiple for profit/non profit organizations over the last 20 years

County Commissioner:

  • Chair of Larimer County Board of Commissioners - 2012
  • Vice-President of Front Range District - Colorado Counties, Inc.
  • Chair, Colorado Counties, Inc. Tourism, Resorts & Economic Development Steering Committee
  • Member, National Association of Counties Community and Economic Development Steering Committee
  • Member, State Emergency Medical & Trauma Services Advisory Council (SEMTAC)
  • Member, Colorado Department of Human Services Child Fatality Review Committee

Civic:

  • 20 year member of the Loveland Volunteer Ski Patrol
  • Past Director of the Loveland Volunteer Ski Patrol; current National Ski Patrol Outdoor Emergency Care Instructor
  • Past Chairman of Realities for Children "Triumph Awards"

Personal:

  • Married for 30+ years to Jeannette
  • Father of 9 children (7 boys and 2 girls - they're all both of ours)
  • Martial Arts assistant instructor
  • Avid skier
  • Broncos season ticket holder (with his dad)
  • Grandfather of 3
  • Delivered 8 of his 9 children at home

Recreation:

  • Skiing
  • Football - especially NFL (Denver Broncos!)
  • Reading - especially Tom Clancy, Vince Flynn
  • Skiing
  • Sailing (although I haven't done it for a long time)
  • Flying (never got my license, but I started)
  • Did I say skiing?

District 2 - Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

johnsosw@co.larimer.co.us
Larimer County Commissioners' Office
P.O. Box 1190
Fort Collins, CO 80522
(970) 498-7010

Steve was elected Larimer County Commissioner in 2008 representing District 2 which is the middle third of the county. He took office January 13, 2009.

Career:
  • Veterinarian, practiced veterinary medicine in Loveland for 16 years, owned Allard Animal Hospital in Loveland;
  • Taught Science, History and Government at Heritage Christian High School in Fort Collins;
  • Currently teaches Organic Chemistry at C.S.U.
Government:
  • Elected to Colorado Senate for District 15 in 2002 and 2006.
  • Served as Assistant Minority Leader 2005-2006.
  • Served on Joint Budget Committee for the 2007 and 2008 session
  • Served on Senate Appropriations Committee for 2007 and 2008 session
  • Elected to Colorado House in 1996, 1998 and 2000.
  • Served as Majority Caucus Chairman in the House.
  • Past Chairman, Fort Collins Urban Growth Area Review Board;
  • Past chairman, Larimer County Planning Commission;
  • Past Chairman, Larimer County Republican Party, 1991-92;
Legislative Accomplishments:
  • Senate sponsor of Referendum C
  • Original sponsor of the No Sales Call List in Colorado
  • Secured funding to reopen the Loveland Driver's License Office which was closed during the budget cuts of the 2001 recession,
  • Secured additional funding for the CSU Veterinary Hospital and Front Range Community College
  • Updated Colorado's mining law to protect groundwater from in-situ Uranium mining operations.
Civic:
  • Member of Loveland Rotary Club;
  • Past president of United Way of Loveland, Berthoud, Estes Park;
  • Past member of the Board of Directors of the Loveland Chamber of Commerce.
Personal:
  • Married to Lynette
  • Graduated, Arapahoe High School in Littleton
  • B.S. in chemistry from Colorado State University; minor in Political Science;
  • Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University
  • ASCSU Student Senate.
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Recreation: Philately, gardening, travel, reading American history and political science. Favorite sport is hockey.

District 3 - Tom Donnelly

Tom Donnelly

donnelt@co.larimer.co.us
Larimer County Commissioners Office
P.O. Box 1190
Fort Collins, CO 80522
(970) 498-7010

Elected in 2008, Larimer County Commissioner Tom Donnelly is in his 2nd term as a County Commissioner, determining policy and setting the budget for Larimer County. Previously Donnelly served as County Surveyor and prior to that, worked in the private sector as a surveyor. Donnelly is the current Chair of the Board of County Commissioners for 2014. He also served as Chair in 2011.

Donnelly was elected by a county wide vote and lives in Loveland, in District 3 which includes the southern end of the County, encompassing Loveland, Berthoud, Estes Park and surrounding areas, but he represents us all.