Della Duran is a 5th generation Huerfano County community member
. She is running for County Commissioner for District 3 on the Democratic party ticket.
"I attended the local schools where I and my family have chosen to stay. I am married with 3 grown children and eight grandchildren, whose future along with the other families in our community are very important to me. I have served the people of Huerfano County as a registered nurse for 30 years. Working as an Emergency and Trauma nurse in our local hospital. I received a nomination for the Colorado Nightingale Nurse award in 2015."
"As the former County Coroner, I was certified as a medical legal death investigator for 16 years and served on the Huerfano/Las Animas County Health Department Board of Directors during that time."
"In the last twenty years I've been in the community as a businesswoman (employing up to 50 people throughout the years) in the service industry, partnered with my husband, Mike Duran, in mobile home transport; where our company transported, and set homes; as well as in the sales industry, owning Up Town Liquors for 10 years."
"I am an active member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church where I volunteer on a weekly basis. I am the founder of the 1st Southern Colorado Nurses Honor Guard, providing funerary services for nurses that have passed away. I am the author of a faith-based book, "Who Opened the Window." I learned at a very young age how important family, friends and community are. I believe in hard work and dedication, putting my full self into what I believe in. I believe our county can be stronger, healthier, safer, and more productive and I would be honored for the opportunity to work for you as county commissioner."