I'm Jonathan Houck, and I am running for

I am your County Commissioner in District 2. In addition to the honor of representing all the citizens of Gunnison County I have had many opportunities and experiences in my 28 years here that have helped develop a good vantage point from which to represent you.

Re-Elect Jonathan Houck for Gunnison County Commissioner

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I have the health, endurance and focus for another term. I have learned so much over the past eight years and am eager to use that momentum to accomplish more for you. As we bring on a new commissioner in district 1 & 3, it is important to have continuity of experience and I offer that balance. I truly enjoy the work and associated challenges to be a creative problem solver. Thank you for your support and I humbly ask for your vote this fall.

Re-Elect Jonathan Houck for Gunnison County Commissioner



I was raised in a family that taught and valued community, service and giving back. From my formative years with heavy involvement in the Scouting programs and student government, I learned early on the importance of civic involvement.

I have found opportunities to serve the Gunnison Community since my arrival. From Resident Advisor (RA) at Western in 1992 to over 12 years spent teaching youth and staring the Choice Pass Program to my time on Gunnison City Council and as Mayor and now as Gunnison County Commissioner in District 2.  I have been honored to be trusted to serve my community as an educator and as an elected official.

I have learned that governance and execution of policy is hard work. It requires skills that take time to accumulate. It takes discretion, forethought and good sense developed through personal involvement. Leadership requires listening, collaborating and then action. To quote David Brooks, “Democracy is not average people selecting average leaders. It is average people with the wisdom to select the best prepared.” In District 2, I am the best prepared.

  • Gunnison County Board of County Commissioners-Chair
  • Gunnison Basin Strategic Sage Grouse Committee-Chair
  • Gunnison County STOR (Sustainable Tourism & Outdoor Recreation) Committee
  • OVLC (One Valley Leadership Council) Committee
  • GPLI (Gunnison Public Lands Initiative) Committee-Ex Officio member
  • SBEADMR AMG (Spruce Beetle Epidemic Management Group)
  • Taylor Park AMG (Forest Health Management Group)
  • CCI (Colorado Counties Inc) –Gunnison County Legislative Liaison
  • CCI Public Lands Steering Committee- Legislative traveling committee
  • CCI Western District (Western Colorado Counties)-Vice President
  • CCAT (Counties & Commissioners Acting Together) Legislative Liaison
  • Gunnison Basin Water Roundtable-Gunnison County Voting member
  • County Coalition for the Gunnison Sage Grouse- Co-Chair
  • Public Lands Partnership-Executive Committee
  • GMUG Plan Revision County Team-Gunnison County Representative
  • Gunnison County Board of County Commissioners 2013-present
  • Mayor of the City of Gunnison 2011-2012
  • Gunnison City Council 2006-2012
  • Gunnison Planning Commission 2004-2006
  • RTA Board 2006-2018 (Chair 2009-2011)
  • Gunnison County Trails Commission 2013-2017
  • Community Builders Task Force-founding member
  • OVPP (One Valley Prosperity Project)-founding member
  • Club 20- Gunnison County voting member
  • Gunnison Arts Center Board 2002-2004
  • Bikepacking Roots (National non-profit) Board of Directors 2017-present
  • Gunnison Parks and Recreation Little League Coach 2012-2018
  • Cub Scout Pack 476 Den Leader 2012-2017
  • GCSAPP Choice Pass Developer 2011-2012
  • GCSAPP Project Coordinator 2011-2012
  • Nurturing Parent Program (NPP) Class facilitator 2010-2012
  • Gunnison Valley Artist Studio Tour- Co-Founder 2009
  • RE1-J Gunnison Valley School (GVS) teacher 1997-2006
  • Partners High School At-Risk Summer Program Coordinator-1997-1998
  • Founding Board Member-Gunnison Valley School 1994-1996
  • Resident Advisor (RA) Western State College 1992-1994
  • Philmont Scout Ranch Staff 1988-1991
  • Emergency Medical Technician(EMT) 1989-1991
  • Eagle Scout 1988
  • Appalachian Search & Rescue Team Member 1986-1990

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