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Hello. My name is Gary Barton and I ran for a Water Commissioner position with the Lakewood Water District in 2017. We lost that election by only 19 votes. However, I did not lose my interest in the Water Commission and continued to attend the Board of Commissioners’ monthly meetings. As a licensed hydrogeologist with 30-years’ experience in water resources, my interest in Lakewood’s water is to ensure that our drinking water supply continues to be safe, clean and affordable for the benefit of our citizens and businesses.

In May of 2019, one of the senior Water Commissioners was resigning. Randy Black, the General Manager of the Lakewood Water District (LWD), offered to appoint me to the position to serve out the remaining two years of the term. I was sworn into office in June 2019 and am now running for Water Commissioner as an incumbent.

I am running for office to continue to ensure that LWD’s drinking water supply continues to be safe, clean and affordable for the benefit of our citizens and businesses.

Lakewood is my home. My wife, two children and I have lived here for 24 years. We love it here.

I am seeking the Commissioner – Position #2, at the Lakewood Water District. I would appreciate your vote in the Primary Election on Tuesday, August 3, 2021.