Their view: Committed to county’s success

Committed to county’s success

New Mexico’s primary elections are June 1. Scott Burton is a Republican candidate for Roosevelt County Commission District 4. He’s running against David Craig and Nancy Gentry.

Here’s what Burton had to say when we asked about his qualifications for the job:

After marrying Tawnya Burris, I’ve enjoyed residing in Roosevelt County for 13 years.

We have two sons, Kaull and Teagan. Both attend Elida Elementary School. I am active in the Kenna Community Church. As a father of two, I’m involved in all aspects of their education and extracurricular activities.

Tawnya is interim director of patient care at Roosevelt General Hospital and has been employed there since it opened in 2001.

I have owned and operated a commercial trucking business the past 10 years.

My passion is service — to God, my family, and in my work. Now, I would like to expand my passion to include working for the residents of Roosevelt County.

As a candidate for the District 4 county commission seat, I believe I can offer vital experience to the commission.

As a small-business owner, I practice fiscal responsibility. I have experience in construction and helped with the development of the Elida Wind Farm. I’ve seen first hand the importance of maintaining the integrity of our county while exploring new avenues for growth.

I’ve built a successful future for my family here and will work for and with Roosevelt County residents to ensure our county’s continued success.