First, some background…
To answer a frequently asked question, "Doc" is not a nickname. It's the legal middle name of Louis Doc McKay. Doc and his wife, Liz, have called Park County home for the past twelve years, and Doc has lived in Colorado for almost four decades. Both McKays are active in their community. In addition to other activities, Doc has served as a volunteer for the Jefferson-Como Fire Protection District since moving to the area and currently holds the position of Deputy Chief for the district. Liz McKay also assists the district, having developed and maintained their comprehensive website.
Prior to moving to Park County, Doc worked for the Englewood Fire Department for 28 years, including several years as a fire ground officer. He also points to prior jobs in the private sector as a source of experience in budgeting, finance, and personnel management. Currently, Doc holds the position of Director and Chief Building Official of the Park County Building Department. He has worked for Park County in the Building Department for seven years.
Questions and Answers…
Q: What would be your primary goal as Commissioner?
A: My goal is to remember at all times that I represent the people of Park County first and foremost. If I am elected Commissioner, I am working for the people, not the other way around.
Q: How would you encourage private sector economic growth in the county?
A: I will support the effort to insure and expand water resources in Park County. Water is a limited resource, especially in our area, and is a key factor in advancing economic growth. Availability of water must be secured in order to develop and sustain the growth of our economy.
Q: Why are you best qualified for this position?
A: My years in the Building Department have provided me with experience in dealing with the problems that Park County faces on a day-to-day basis. That valuable experience could be a great asset to the office of Commissioner. In my current position, I have been able to maintain a connection with the people of Park County and have developed an awareness of the public needs. It is my opinion that remaining in touch with the people of Park County is an absolute necessity to being a successful and representative Commissioner.
Q: Now, a more philosophical question. What is your attitude toward our county government? Is Park County government too big, too small, or just right?
A: As a conservative, I believe that the size of government should be kept at the lowest level that allows for efficiency to be maintained while not placing any unnecessary burden on the taxpayer.
Website for Doc McKay