Garfield County opioid, meth issue priority for Commissioner Tom Jankovsky in 3rd term
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Last week, Garfield County voters re-elected County Commissioner Tom Jankovsky to serve a third term in office, during which Jankovsky has pledged to combat the opioid and methamphetamine issue.
It’s a larger issue that has not only plagued the country and Colorado as a whole, but has also taken a fatal toll on Garfield County.
“If it is going to be addressed, it has to be addressed locally,” Jankovsky said following his re-election. “I thought with an improving economy that this issue might decrease, but it has not. It has actually increased.”
The Republican commissioner from Glenwood Springs was re-elected with 52 percent of the countywide vote over Democratic challenger Paula Stepp in balloting that concluded Nov. 6.
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