Phil Riggleman running for YC Commissioner

Philip Riggleman, who identifies himself as a devoted Yuma County resident, and is the current Executive Director of the Yuma County Economic Development Corporation (YCEDC), seeks election for the Board of County Commissioners in District 3.
He is running as unaffiliated. Riggleman joins incumbent Robin Wiley and challenger Ray Prentice, both Republicans, in the race for the District 3 seat.

Riggleman said, “Our current Board of County Commissioners have served our county for a number of years and have made strides in the economic arena, continuing to put Yuma County on the map as one of the great ag producers in the country.”
“We need a refreshed purpose for progress,” he said in his announcement. “With oil and gas moving on we have to look for more ways to support our county. We can’t continue to put more pressure on our hard-working farmers. They are burdened enough with falling commodity prices and water becoming more and more scarce, not to mention the unpredictable weather.
“Now is the time to look for ways to advance what we have already started to build on,” he continued. “And now is the time for Yuma County to move forward and broaden its horizons. It’s time for us to take advantage of the opportunities before us and we must continue to make Yuma County one of the best places to raise a family, to live our lives, to work and even play.”
Riggleman and his wife, Elizabeth (Hilbert) moved to Wray 14 years ago. They now have four children and live on a small hobby farm southeast of Eckley. Riggleman has worked in the nonprofit sector as Executive Director at the WRAC in Wray. He has also worked in the for-profit sector at Bonanza Ford, serving customers across the entire northeast Colorado area. He now works in the government sector for YCEDC.
He has served on numerous boards throughout the county and state. He said all of this experience has given him a great perspective of what holds this county together and what needs our county has going forward.
Riggleman states, “We have to continue fighting for the values we hold dear and the things that make our great county so special. We all have to continue to work together in support of our vital elements such as education, healthcare and our ever-changing economy.”