Faye Griffin is Running in Jefferson County (Yet Again)

Republican Faye Griffin, 82, is running for Jeffco Treasurer.

We wrote last week about the ridiculous Republican retread ticket in Jefferson County, where proven political losers such as Don Rosier, Libby Szabo, and Vicki Pyne are taking another shot at public office in Jefferson County government. We often say that the Republican bench in Colorado is basically a phone booth, but even so…is this REALLY the best Republicans could do in 2022?

Apparently so. There are roughly 93,000 registered Republican voters in Jeffco, but the GOP is returning to a long-dry well for the office of County Treasurer. Yes, Faye Griffin is back.

If you’re not familiar with this absurd person, allow us to catch you up. Griffin is a serial job-hopper in Jefferson County who has run for (and resigned early) from pretty much every elected position in county government. She was elected Jeffco Treasurer in 2006, but left that office two years later in order to run for County Commissioner; Griffin then left that job early in order to run (again) for Jeffco Clerk and Recorder. Griffin was not particularly good at any of these jobs.

In 2018 Griffin was finally sent packing — despite being endorsed by a Founding Father — when Democrat George Stern prevented her from a second term as Clerk and Recorder. Griffin lost that race in part because of revelations that she had charged the county for excessive reimbursement amounts related to conferences she attended in Washington D.C.

But, of course, the 82-year-old Griffin wants to get back on the ballot in 2022. Griffin is hoping that Jeffco voters don’t remember that she literally quit two years after being elected County Treasurer in 2008, just as Rosier needs voters to forget that he wants to be elected to the same County Commissioner position that he also quit in 2017.

Griffin, Rosier, and Szabo aren’t running for office in 2022 because they want to serve the people of Jefferson County; they’re running because they want the county to serve THEM.

You don’t have to go home, but for crying out loud, please leave.

 

11 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Genghis says:

    Come on, Faye. It's way past time for you to detach from the public teat and let younger Republicans vie for that sweet, sweet taxpayer $$.

  2. davebarnes says:

    82! Silent Generation.
    Let the X-ers take over.

  3. RepealAndReplace says:

    Do I detect a pattern here:  clerk, treasurer, commissioner, rinse, and repeat?

  4. Conserv. Head Banger says:

    I'm a JeffCo registered Republican and there is no way that I will vote for this failure. Give it a rest, Faye.

    • kwtree says:

      Do you even go to your own caucus and assembly to push back against the insanity of your party?

      Elliott, Pear, Negev, allyncooper, any other Rs out in Polslandia: same question.
      Dems: same question.Your caucus and assembly are coming up. https://www.coloradodems.org/caucusdatesandlocations
      Practice democracy while we still can.

      • Conserv. Head Banger says:

        What democracy? Last time I went to my precinct caucus, the only thing happening was writing checks if one wanted to go to the county assembly. Decisions about which candidates would be supported had already been made by the county committee, or somebody much higher up than us mere peons. I never returned, and neither did some of my neighbors who were there.

  5. observe says:

    What's happening with George Stern? Why isn't he running for reelection? Running for other office? Big paid gig coming his way?

    • kwtree says:

      Stern is running for re-election as Jeffco Clerk and Recorder. His term is up 12/22, and he'll likely have another. He's doing a decent job, not buying into Big Lie at all. He's far outraising the other candidates. ~ $10K to zero.

       

      • observe says:

        The Jeffco Dems website shows their County candidates and shows only a Gonzales running for Clerk. Doesn't make sense since Stern is doing a good job why he would stop.

        • kwtree says:

          Jeffco Dems website is wrong. Look on TRACER. ( candidate search) George Stern has an active committee and is raising  $$ for the Clerk campaign.

          I was in meetings where it was rumored that Stern would not seek re-election; but apparently, he decided to give it another go. You could always email his committee or call him if you want to be certain- ontact info is on TRACER.

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