Application for Legislative Commission for CLIFFORD A MESTEL

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Manufacturer of model railroad supplies

Educational Background

I have a bachelors degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Finance, I have been a Certified Public Accountant since 1958 in 3 states but am no longer licensed

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Professional Background

I was part of organizing the ambulance service in the Bailey area, Platte Canyon Rescue, and was instrumental in the formation of the Emergency Medical Technician Association of Colorado. While living in Arkansas in the mid 80's I instigated the formation of the EMT association in that state. I briefly served on the school Accountability Committee on the Platte Canyon School District. I solely organized the Denver, South Park and Pacific Historical Society for modelers and Historians and revitalized the Southern Pacific Narrow Gauge Society for the same reason. I am currently on the Chaffee County Historical Area board

Past Political Activity

I have been a precinct committeeman in Denver, Park County and Chaffee County. I ran for County Treasurer in Park County in 1974 but did not win. I have donated $200 or so to the Colorado State Republican Party, to the Republican National Committee, the Republican Senatorial Committee and the Republican Congressional Committee. I don't recall making any donations to candidates.

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I was elected to the Platte Canyon Fire District board in 1976 for 1 term. I spent 30 years as a volunteer EMT and 14 years as a volunteer fireman.


I feel that any election district should, as near as possible, contain equal numbers of registered voters from both parties. I also feel the districts should be as compact as possible and that rural and urban areas, where possible should be comingled as little as possible.

Statement on Working with Consensus

I feel I am a good listener, I do not argue but try to discuss. I try to discuss issues and not individuals.

Relevant Analytic Skills for Commission

Listening to all points of view


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