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Former Brighton councilwoman Wilma Rose announces bid for Adams County commissioner

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By Crystal Nelson

BRIGHTON – Former Brighton councilwoman Wilma Rose has announced her candidacy for Adams County Commissioner in District 5.

Rose has lived, worked and raised her family in Brighton and Adams County for the past 37 years. During that time she worked for School District 27J serving children with special needs as an inclusion specialist. She worked for the district for 17 years and after retiring, she worked as an organizer for Colorado WINS.

Rose also served for eight years on Brighton City Council, representing Ward 4; she was termed out in January 2014. During her tenure on City Council, she was actively involved in a wide variety of public policy issues including water conservation, zoning, transportation, parks and open spaces, as well as arts and culture appreciation.

In her announcement, Rose said as commissioner she would focus on county transportation issues, promoting sustainable small and large businesses, procurement of jobs and job training and continue to improve the image of Adams County with "her positive, open and thoughtful leadership skills."

Rose also encouraged Adams County residents to become involved in the March 4 caucuses, stressing the need for delegates at the County Assembly.

For more information about the campaign, Rose can be reached at 303-659-3639 or wilma.k.rose@gmail.com.