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On May 2nd, 2023 Vote

Debra MacPhee

To the ECFPD Board of Directors

for a fiscally responsible fire department.

· About Debra ·

My husband and I have been residents and property owners in the Conifer area for more than 20 years. We have raised our two children, who are now in college, in this wonderful community. Now that I am officially an empty nester, I would like to give back by providing my years of financial experience to the Elk Creek Fire Protection District Board of Directors.

I am a retired lawyer and accountant, having practiced tax litigation with law firms in Philadelphia and New York City. I am now taking my expertise to a new arena by running for a position on the ECFPD Board of Directors. I am committed to serving our community in any way possible and believe that my financial know-how can be an asset to the board. With a strong background in accounting and tax law, I am confident that I can help the fire department make sound financial decisions that will benefit both the department and the community.

The Issues

As a candidate for the ECFPD Board of Directors, it's important to have a clear understanding of the challenges the department is facing. Some of the key issues that I would like to address if elected include:

  • Ensuring that the department has properly budgeted funding to maintain high levels of service.

  • Continuing community conversations around the proposed district consolidation. The consolidation proposal includes an initial mill levy of up to 16 mills, which must be taken into account when considering the broader implications for the community.

  • Ensuring that the department's resources are being used in the most effective and efficient way possible.

If elected to the ECFD board, I will work tirelessly to address these and other critical issues. With my background in tax and accounting, I have the financial acumen needed to make sure that the department is operating within its means while still providing high-quality service to the community. And because I have no personal connections to anyone at the Fire Department, I can approach these issues with an unbiased perspective that puts the needs of the community first.

How To Vote

It is critical that all eligible voters get involved in the upcoming election on May 2nd, 2023 to ensure that our voices are heard. During the 2022 election, a candidate was decided by pulling names out of a hat! There are two easy ways to vote in the upcoming election:

Vote In Person

In-person voting will take place at Elk Creek FPD Station 1, 11993 Blackfoot Road, Conifer CO 80433 from 7 am to 7 pm on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2023.


Request an Absentee Ballot

Eligible voters can also cast their votes with an absentee ballot by following the directions on the absentee ballot application available on the ECFPD website.