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– Protect water quality
– Preserve water uses

– Expand benefits of outdoor recreation
– Enhance infrastructure attractive to business and industry

– Advocate for private property rights
– Promote community responsibility

– Encourage innovative agricultural practices
– Respect our rural lifestyle

– Keep public lands in public hands
– Include all stakeholders

– Increase high quality early childhood programs
– Assist local agencies to support community wellness


I am running for County Commissioner because I sincerely love this place. I grew up here and I feel a personal responsibility to serve our community.   

My vision for Montezuma County is one where hard-working and resilient people prosper, live and play.  I see a place where we watch out for one another.  Like many, I treasure our rural way of life, one founded on personal freedom and community responsibility.  I see a diverse and balanced economy that protects land and water; and I will work to sustain our quality of life with transparency and civility.

For the last three years I have regularly attended Commissioner meetings and have gained a solid understanding of the job.  I am experienced in managing budgets and delivering results with limited resources.  As Commissioner I will evaluate county services to ensure we meet people’s needs in a cost-effective manner.




  • Ballots will be mailed in mid October (between October. 15th and the 19th).
  • Ballots must be returned by 7 pm on November 6th.
  • There will be ballot boxes in Mancos, and Dolores at the Libraries from 7am-7pm

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  • MB is highly qualified and will bring honesty, integrity, and fiscal responsibility to the BOCC.

    Randy McKnight
  • Mary Beth will listen to my concerns and act. She will get my vote.

    Peter Robinson
  • We can count ourselves lucky that someone of her caliber, intelligence and integrity

    is running for County Commissioner. You have my vote MB.

    Sarah Syverson
  • This is one office that party affiliation should not matter. What matters is our county and the good of its people. MB is highly qualified, she listens and has the history in this area to make a great commissioner for all of us. She will definitely have my vote and I hope everyone will be open to hear what she says and will do.

    Barbara Grist
  • MB is the kind of leader to support & put these visions into action. Go MB.

    Lisa Henry
  • I am hoping you will get elected and I am hoping you will be a better steward to

    beavers, bighorn sheep, sage grouse, leopard frogs and on and on…..”

    Marilyn Colyer
  • MB, you are the breath of fresh air that MOCO needs!

    Jane Anderson
  • Was cool to see you there building an inclusive vision for all of Montezuma County, MB!” (At Ute Mountain Career Day)

    Melissa Watters
  • If you have ever been to a County Commissioners' meeting and listened to MB McAfee, you would not dismiss her as a 'bleeding heart liberal'. She is tough, well informed, and cares greatly for the Cortez County area. I have interacted with her on business matters when she ran the Day Labor Program. I found that she is a very sharp business woman. She will get my vote.

    Sandra Harris
  • I have so much respect for that decision (to run for county commissioner). We need smart, strong women of integrity at every single level of government.

    Jana Richman

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