Eva Henry ready for transition to Adams Co. Board of Commissioners

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By Crystal Nelson

BRIGHTON — Eva Henry said she feels “honored” to be elected Adams County Commissioner for District 1 Nov. 6.
    The Democratic candidate received 87,852 votes, or 56.76 percent, compared to Republican candidate Gary Mikes’ 66,925 votes, or 43.24 percent.
    Henry, who is currently serving as Mayor Pro Tem of Thornton, said things have been “a little overwhelming” since the election but that she feels “excited,” “incredible” and “honored.” She said it was a pretty big task to run a campaign when there are 170,000 registered voters.

    “It tends to humble you a bit,” she said.
    She said it was definitely a tough campaign but well planned.
    “We knocked on 19,000 doors,” she said. “We had a tough primary but we got through it, and Gary Mikes was nothing but a gentleman all the way though.”
    Henry said she would like the county to continue being transparent and for the planning board or adjustment board to be moved to the evening to allow for more citizen engagement and participation as well as encourage citizens to serve on the boards.
    She would also like to establish relationships with all the municipalities through the county.
    “I’m hoping to meet with them and talk to them about what their priorities are with both the city managers and the mayors,” she said.