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Incoming El Paso County treasurer questioned, also gets support from commissioners

Incoming El Paso County treasurer questioned

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - El Paso County Assessor Mark Lowderman will soon have the treasurer's job.

Earlier this month, Lowderman was found guilty of a campaign finance violation when he sent out mailers on county letterhead. A judge ordered Lowderman to pay a $14,000 fine.

In less than six months, Lowderman and his office will oversee the county's money flow.

El Paso County Commissioner Dennis Hisey says he has complete faith in Lowderman's abilities.

"The fact that one person had an issue over how something was handled during the campaign, doesn't disqualify someone from being a trusted elected official," Hisey said.

That one person is Republican voter Karen McCormick. She filed the campaign finance complaint against the county assessor in June that led to Lowderman's fine. He is appealing the ruling.  

Commissioner Peggy Littleton said Lowderman did a great job as county assessor during his seven-year tenure.

Lowderman won the El Paso County Treasurer primary earlier this summer 20 points against Duncan Bremer. He runs unopposed in the general election.

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