A longtime county employee will seek public office this November.
Robert Razzano said he is ready to apply his 20 years of county employment to the office of Moffat County treasurer, following in the footsteps of his father, Ralph, who served as Moffat County treasurer for 11 years.
With nine years experience as deputy treasurer and 11 years in the Moffat County Assessor's Office, Razzano said he thinks he is qualified to handle the responsibilities of treasurer.
"[Being treasurer] is more of a job than a political office. It's basically money in and money out," he said. "I'm very pro-Moffat County I think it's the best place to be and it will always be my home. I think I can do a good job as treasurer."
Moffat County currently employs Razzano as senior appraiser.
With his wife, Stacy, who serves on the Moffat County United Way Board, Razzano donates time to both United Way projects and the Special Olympics.
"I just help out where I can," he said. "Stacy's on the board so I just volunteer where I'm needed."
The main areas of operations Razzano would concentrate on if elected treasurer would be customer service and the county's investment policy.
"I would look to improve customer service. The county has a wealth of information available and a lot of what we have I don't think most people know we have," he said. "I would like to make the office more helpful in getting people access to that information."
Razzano said he favors bringing the county's investments back into the community.
Presently, Edward Jones, a local investment firm, handles the county's investments but the funds are invested in the national market, Razzano said.
"I'd like to look at leaving the money here in the county so it could help local people more," he said. "The money would be invested in local banks, for example. We might lose a little interest but I think the county money could better help our residents by being invested here.
"I know the office as well as anyone. I just want to do the job and I think I can do that job."