MEET DAVE TAYLOR! CANDIDATE DISTRICT 1 GUNNISON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Dave attended Colorado State University and Graduated in 1980 with distinction (top 10%) with a B.S. in Business Administration-Concentration in Accounting. He passed the CPA exam in 1982. While his CPA certification has expired his deep knowledge of accounting and finance have served him well in his life and business endeavors.

Dave started his career with Touche Ross & Co, a big 8 public accounting firm in 1980. He went to work for a client in the cattle business in 1983 as controller and then Financial V.P. Dave worked at Red River Feed Yard in Stanfield, AZ formerly owned by John Wayne. The 1986 stock market crash forced the owner of this company into bankruptcy and Dave moved on. From 1987 to 1995, Dave was a commodity broker, golf course business manager and restaurant owner.

Dave’s big break in business came in 1995 when he went to work for a visionary entrepreneur in the temporary labor business.  Dave returned to Denver in 1997 and became the majority stockholder in the Denver subsidiary of the temporary labor business. This operation grew from 4 offices to 9 offices from 1997 to 2009. During their heyday this business did 8-10 million dollars in revenue and employed as many as 500 workers a day. Most years the temporary labor business issued 2000-2500 W-2’s annually. The financial crisis of 2008 forced the labor company to downsize, but the company was profitable every year of Dave’s ownership.

Many temporary employees at the labor company were people getting back on their feet or still struggling with substance abuse, drug addiction, or trouble with legal issues. Dave’s company was often the employer of last resort for many. Dave developed a strong advocacy for the underdog through this experience. All workers were treated fairly and with respect and dignity.

Dave and Susie purchased the Gunnison KOA campground in 2004. Somewhat, serendipitously, Dave’s parents had been work campers at the campground from 1997-2001 and Dave and Susie visited often with their young family. Dave’s critically ill Mom, and his Dad would live at their beloved campground with support from the family. Mom went to heaven on July 4, 2004 during the first year of ownership.   

In 2012, Dave sold his interest in the temporary labor company back to the visionary who had provided the opportunity and became a full-time resident of Gunnison. As the campground is open from May 1, to October 1, the off season provided great opportunity for Dave to do things he wanted to do. He worked at Alta convenience store where he met more community members in a short time that he had in his previous 8 years in Gunnison. His ego over powered his common sense when he purchased the former Trough restaurant and operated as “Double Dave’s” and then “The Steakhouse” for about a year. While this operation may have been successful with more time, the all-consuming nature of the restaurant business and financial commitment were too much and the restaurant was closed. Humbled but not broken, valuable lessons were learned!

Volunteering at the Gunnison food pantry and the senior center followed. After a several teen suicides in the community and the dire need for School Bus drivers, Dave decided to drive a school bus in the off season to connect with our youth. Committed to show a positive attitude and happiness to all who rode his bus, maybe one day he could be the friendly voice that could avert a disaster.

Dave became aware that School Board positions were sometimes hard to fill, so he applied and was appointed to the School Board in December of 2019. With a strong background in accounting and finance he hopes to help navigate the financial stress of COVID budget issues and bring a business perspective to school business.

While politics were not a consideration before COVID, Dave was motivated to bring a fresh voice to county politics. As a businessman, Dave wants to bring more balance to the BOCC. Support of local business and positive communication are high priorities. Dave’s financial aptitude will allow him to go deep into county finance and clearly explain financial issues to our taxpayers. Dave is very approachable and is committed to giving honest, straight forward answers, to all questions. 

Dave Taylor (61) grew up in Naperville, Il and graduated from Naperville Central H.S. in 1976. Mom, Matilda (deceased 2004) Dad, Jim (88) instilled strong values in their Sons Tom (63) Dave (61) and Bill (59).

Married to his High School sweet heart, Susie in 1980, they will celebrate their 40th anniversary in June. Daughter, Katie (37) operates a successful legal recruiting business with her Partners. Son, Michael (33) is a paramedic with Gunnison Valley Hospital.

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JOIN THE ARMY TO RE-ELECT PRESIDENT TRUMP!

Join the Election Day Operations (EDO) Team, AKA the Army To Re-elect President Trump. If you’d like to learn more or sign up to be a volunteer, use this link!  https://www.armyfortrump.com/forms/election-day-team.

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COVID 19 FLU VIRUS COUNTY ORDER

Please take a few minutes to read this order issued by Gunnison County Public Health & Safety. Violations are under penalty of law. Thank you!

https://www.gunnisoncounty.org/DocumentCenter/View/10194/Standing-Public-Health-Order-Related-to-Events-PDF?bidId=

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POSTPONEMENT: GUNNISON COUNTY GOP ASSEMBLY

Due to a Standing Public Health Order Relating to Events, we have had to postpone our County Republican Assembly.

Check back on Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning for an update on how we will proceed with achieving the objectives of our Gunnison County Assembly.

Sincerely,

Jane

Jane Chaney, Chair, Gunnison County Republican Central Committee

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GOP CAUCUS 2020

Gunnison County Republican Caucus
March 7th 10:00am

Check-in Begins: 9:30am

Fred R. Field Western Center Rodeo Grounds
275 Spruce Street
Gunnison, CO 81230

We encourage pre-registration for caucus. Please use this link: http://caucus.cologop.org/

Caucus is the fist step in selecting who will represent us as Republicans in the Primary Election, the General, and in office. All registered Republicans are welcome to attend and there is no charge to do so.

As directed by state statue, Gunnison County Republicans will hold our county caucus on Saturday, March 7, at the rodeo grounds, Fred R. Field Western Heritage Center Multi-Purpose Building. Currently, all precincts, 1 – 13 will caucus together. If circumstances for precincts 1 & 2, Somerset and Marble, changes, we will notify those registered Republican voters.

All Gunnison County registered Republicans are encouraged to attend caucus. We’ll get started promptly at 10:00 AM and caucus goers should arrive no later than 9:30 AM to ensure a smooth check-in process. We’ll have the coffee ready at 9:15 AM!

Registered Republicans are encouraged to “pre-register” for the caucus by visiting http://caucus.cologop.org. It will make check-in much smoother. And, if you need to register to vote or change your affiliation to Republican in order to caucus with us, it must be completed prior to February 14. It is very easy to do either of these functions at www.GoVoteColorado.com.

The principal function of our caucus is to nominate Republican candidates to the ballot. And, we’ll identify our Precinct Committeepersons, recruit individuals for election judges and discuss issues and consider resolutions. We’ll also hear from various candidates, and elect delegates and alternates to higher assemblies. These individuals will be ratified at the County Assembly which will take place at 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 14th at the rodeo grounds, Fred R. Field Western Heritage Center Multi-Purpose Building.

Our rights as American citizens do not come without responsibility. Reflect on the commitment made by our founders to surrender their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor. They knew that to secure our future, the torch of freedom had to be passed on to future generations. Let’s participate in this experience and carry out our civic duty.

If you believe the United States Constitution is the true torch of our freedom and liberty, and it’s worth defending, join fellow Republicans to carry out our responsibility to future generations and in honor of our courageous founders! We’ll see you all on March 7!

Questions: Call 970-349-7744 or visit GunnisonCountyRepublicans.org.

Updates will also be available on Facebook.com/GunnisonCountyRepublicans. We invite you to “like and join” our page!

Sincerely,

Jane Chaney

Chair, Gunnison County Republican Central Committee

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WATCH PARTY TRUMP RALLY!

RSVP to 970-349-7744 if you’d like to join fellow Republicans at a Watch Party on Thursday, February 20 beginning 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Address: 247 Kubler Street, CB South at the Chaney home

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LET OUR VOICES BE HEARD, LOUD AND CLEAR!

VOTE YOUR PRIMARY BALLOT AND MAIL IT IN TODAY, PLEASE!
Let’s do what New Hampshire did and have RECORD voter turnout for our incumbent President, Donald J. Trump! Come on Gunnison County, let our voices be heard loud and clear!!

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WATCH PARTY: Colorado Trump Rally on Thursday, February 20th!

RSVP to 970-349-7744 if you’d like to attend a Republican Watch Party on Thursday, February 20 at 4:30 PM for President Trump’s Rally In Colorado Springs. We’ll have light snacks and margarita’s!

Location: Chaney Home at 247 Kubler Street in Crested Butte South, 81224. Questions, call Jane at 970-349-7744

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2020 Caucus Details (updated 2/22/20)

Gunnison County Republican Caucus
March 7th 10:00am

Check-in Begins: 9:30am

Fred R. Field Western Center Rodeo Grounds
275 Spruce Street
Gunnison, CO 81230

Pre-registration is encouraged. Please use this link: http://caucus.cologop.org/

Caucus is the fist step in selecting who will represent us as Republicans in the Primary Election, the General, and in office. All registered Republicans are welcome to attend and there is no charge to do so.

As directed by state statue, Gunnison County Republicans will hold our county caucus on Saturday, March 7, at the rodeo grounds, Fred R. Field Western Heritage Center Multi-Purpose Building. Currently, all precincts, 1 – 13 will caucus together. If circumstances for precincts 1 & 2, Somerset and Marble, changes, we will notify those registered Republican voters.

All Gunnison County registered Republicans are encouraged to attend caucus. We’ll get started promptly at 10:00 AM and caucus goers should arrive no later than 9:30 AM to ensure a smooth check-in process. We’ll have the coffee ready at 9:15 AM!

Registered Republicans are encouraged to “pre-register” for the caucus by visiting http://caucus.cologop.org. It will make check-in much smoother. And, if you need to register to vote or change your affiliation to Republican in order to caucus with us, it must be completed prior to February 14. It is very easy to do either of these functions at www.GoVoteColorado.com.

The principal function of our caucus is to nominate Republican candidates to the ballot. And, we’ll identify our Precinct Committeepersons, recruit individuals for election judges and discuss issues and consider resolutions. We’ll also hear from various candidates, and elect delegates and alternates to higher assemblies. These individuals will be ratified at the County Assembly which will take place at 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 14th at the rodeo grounds, Fred R. Field Western Heritage Center Multi-Purpose Building.

Our rights as American citizens do not come without responsibility. Reflect on the commitment made by our founders to surrender their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor. They knew that to secure our future, the torch of freedom had to be passed on to future generations. Let’s participate in this experience and carry out our civic duty.

If you believe the United States Constitution is the true torch of our freedom and liberty, and it’s worth defending, join fellow Republicans to carry out our responsibility to future generations and in honor of our courageous founders! We’ll see you all on March 7!

Questions: Call 970-349-7744 or visit GunnisonCountyRepublicans.org.

Updates will also be available on Facebook.com/GunnisonCountyRepublicans. We invite you to “like and join” our page!

Sincerely,

Jane Chaney

Chair, Gunnison County Republican Central Committee

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GOP weighs in on CO HB 20-1153

Colorado GOP Chairman Ken Buck made the following comments on the passage of HB 20-1153: 

Today Colorado House Democrats decided funneling taxpayer dollars to their partisan union allies was more important than preserving transparency and accountability for taxpayers,” said Colorado GOP Chairman Ken Buck.  

The public deserves to know if their hard earned tax dollars will finance partisan union activities. Democrats are hoping this shady kick-back will go unnoticed, but Colorado voters will not tolerate this gross abuse of basic accountability and transparency.” 

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