Letter of Endorsement

June 8, 2020


I take great pride in writing this letter of endorsement for and giving my vote to Phil Mella to represent our community as Teller County Commissioner.


Serving with Phil on the Woodland Park City Council gave me a unique perspective as to his numerous and necessary skills in problem solving, perseverance, judgement, leadership and negotiation. While serving as Mayor Pro Tem, he helped me lead the City Council through the Walmart development hearings. His thoughtfulness and calming influence during difficult times provided proof of his abilities to listen to the resident’s voices and make difficult decisions in their behalf.


During his professional career, Phil has overseen the administration of million dollar budgets and directed the established policies within the medical care industry. Again, his successes in work just show he is more than ready to lead Teller County to success as a member of the Commissioner team. He is a consensus builder among his associates as well as the community at large. Phil is proud of his volunteer service on many Woodland Park committees. He is a very learned and principled man, has impeccable standards and lives the Unites States Constitution.


These are but a few of the reasons Phil Mella has earned my vote to be the next Teller County Commissioner from our district. I ask you to give him your vote as well.


Gary Crane

Past Woodland Park Mayor

2004 to 2008