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Registering more than 3,000 licenses and vehicles daily.

The Clerk and Recorder’s Office provides crucial services for many of life’s most important occasions. The Clerk and Recorder’s Office is responsible for recording deeds, marriage licenses, issuing passports, titling and registering automobiles, issuing driver's licenses, registering voters, administering elections and maintaining records for the Board of County Commissioners.


Joan Lopez announces run for Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder

Aurora, CO, February 2, 2018—Joan Lopez today announced her candidacy for Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder. A 16-year veteran of the county government, Lopez has worked in voter registration, marriage license and elections departments, and currently is a senior motor vehicle specialist. She also serves as branch bookkeeper.

In announcing her second run for the post, Lopez said she will work to bring financial accountability to the office, and to improve access to voting throughout the county.

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Important Information

Who is Joan Lopez? She has worked within the Arapahoe county clerk's office for 17 years and has the skills, experience and training  to streamline any task ( with a smile). But who is Joan Lopez? She is a Colorado Native, A wife and mother.

Joan Lopez is a Democrat, A proud Democrat, that believes in a woman's right to choose. Believes in equal pay for equal work and LGBT rights. She wants Immigration laws that strive for inclusion since our country is stronger with diversity. Joan Lopez believes that common sense gun laws will make our streets, schools and lives safer. Joan Lopez  wants justice system reforms that include drug addiction and mental health therapy not jail time. Most of all Joan Lopez will fight for your right to vote. If you don't vote your voice will not be heard. This is who Joan is, who are you? She will be proud to count your vote.

"Make Arapahoe County a better place."

Campaign Objectives

Vote Joan Lopez

There comes a time when a person either accepts the situation and knows that they can do nothing about that part of their lives, or they actually act on it and do something. I have seen all the changes that are desperately needed and could not be a by-stander any longer. I want to make a difference in peoples lives by making transactions simple and clear, so we can all move to a better work environment , a better establishment, and a better government. I want the citizens to know that I am not a politician. I am the person that works on your problem and fixes it. If you have lived in Arapahoe County for a number of years, I've probably helped you. I want to keep helping the citizens of Arapahoe County, by making the changes that are needed.

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Employee Training

I want all employees to be able to step into any job position, and feel as comfortable as I do. I think it's important that a customer can get the answers from any employee, rather than hearing. “That's not my department” or “I have no idea.” I here that too often these days. There is no such thing as “that's not my job.” If you don't know, find out who does and do what you can so people are not frustrated and completely disgusted with the customer service we provide. The Arapahoe County Clerks office, has a lot of different transactions we provide, our citizens and all employees need to work together to fill the gap. Customer service is important. I want it to be as important as their paycheck. I care about what the Arapahoe County citizens needs and wants. It should be a smooth process with a friendly smile. This is why cross training is imperative.

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Job Education

We all need an open door to the knowledge and functions of the Arapahoe County Clerks office. Employees should be able to step into any position when needed. The plan is to switch it up. I once had a boss that had you move to each department every six months, so you were familiar with all areas of his company. Mixing it up was the key. The job was never mundane. I worked there for almost three years and I have to say, it worked. The customers were happy, the employees were happy, and the business is still, to this day successful. This also helps in finding each employee's strengths and where to place them.

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Citizens of Arapahoe County

I am not just an employee of Arapahoe County I am a resident, I am one of you. I want to build a better office for the citizens of Arapahoe County. Together we can build a customer friendly, knowledgeable, efficient office. Your help is important. Vote for Joan lopez for your next Arapahoe County clerk, so we can move forward to a better Arapahoe County.

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Vote Joan Lopez for Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder's Office 2018


We need an experienced, conscientious person for county clerk. I believe Joan is very capable of incorporating efficiency, equality, and improved services to Arapahoe county!

Congressman Edwin George Perlmutter
U.S. Representative for Colorado's 7th congressional district, serving since 2007.Perlmutter was a Colorado State Senator from 1995 to 2003. He was elected to two four-year terms to represent central Jefferson County as State Senator from 1995 to 2003—the first Democrat elected in the district in 30 years.In 2000, he helped lead a team that succeeded in a Democratic takeover of the Colorado State Senate for the first time since John F. Kennedy was president. He has assisted numerous campaigns.

Bill Holen Arapahoe County Commissioner
Bill is a Vietnam Veteran, a former member of the Colorado Air National Guard and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.A. in Sociology.He lives in Aurora with his wife of five years, Debi. He has one son, Jon.

David L. Young
Member of the Colorado House of Representatives representing District 50 since July 28, 2011. Before becoming a Representive, Young was an educator, teaching math and technology in the Greeley Weld 6 School District before becoming a senior instructor and adjunct faculty for at the University of Colorado Denver. Currently, David Young is the Democratic candidate for State Treasurer.

Joseph Salazar
Democratic member of the Colorado House of Representatives District 31 serving since 2013. Salazar is also an attorney with Smith, Shelton, Ragona and Salazar LLC. He focuses on employment law, civil rights and constitutional law.

Tom Sullivan
Tom is retired postal worker, with 30-years Federal service that includes 3-years in the US Air Force, Tom is taking the next step in the legislative process and campaigning to represent the working families of Colorado.

Dominique Jackson
State House Representative for District 42

Mike Weissman
State Representative for House District 36

Colorado Blueflower
The BlueFlower Fund is all about money – raising it and then giving it to Democratic, pro-choice women who are candidates for state and local office.


Phil Weiser
Attorney and Candidate for Attorney General​.

Martha Lugo, PhD Candidate
Former probation officer/18th Judicial District Probation Department Resident and homeowner of Arapahoe county 17 years.

Rochelle Galindo is a Greeley City Council member and currently Candidate for house of representatives for House District 50.

Faith Winter is a legislator in the U.S. State of Colorado.currently running for Senate District 24.

Linda Newell is a former legislator in the U.S. state of Colorado. Elected to the Colorado State Senate as a Democrat in 2008, Newell represented Senate District 26, which encompasses southern suburbs of Denver, including Littleton, Colorado.

Douglas, Steven J. City Council City at Large for Commerce City.

Jovan Melton State Representative for Colorado House District 41.

Paul Lopez City & County of Denver District 3

Crisanta Duran
is a legislator and the current Speaker of the House of Representatives in the U.S. state of Colorado.

Joe Neguse Attorney at Law and Candidate for Colorado's 2nd Congressional District.

Emma Pinter Westminster City Council and Candidate for Adams county commissioner.

Thomas Tobiassen served on the Regional Transportation District Board of Directors for eight years and also served as the board's chairman.

Nancy Jackson County commissioner for Arapahoe County. Nancy’s primary goal is to represent her constituents and be a voice at the table to promote effective policies that maintain and improve County services.

Patricia Noonan Staffer U. S. Senate Staffer, Positions of Leadership in Colorado, PCPHouse District OfficerCounty OfficerDelegate to the Democratic National ConventionnMember of the Electoral CollegeArapahoe County Commissioner.

Working Families Initiative - Colorado based candidate support group.

Bill Mcmullen former elected director of RTD · for seven years

Nancy Todd Colorado State Senator District 28th.

Janet Buckner Colorado State Representative District 40.

Marlo Alston City council for District 4 Centennial Colorado.

Debi Hunter Holen is a former at large member of the Aurora City Council in Colorado.

TommyRay Sena, Native of Colorado! & National & State Effective Latino Leader!

Karen Middleton former member of Colorado House of Representatives. Currently Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado.

Joe Miklosi Colorado House of Representatives House District 9,

Polly Baca Colorado House of Representatives (1976–79), being the first woman to hold that office and the first Hispanic woman elected to the Colorado State Senate and in the House and Senate of a state Legislature.

"I'll continue to speak out and stand up for others, especially the weak and vulnerable, knowing that the only reason I'm here is that somebody, somewhere stood up for me." Barack Obama

2018 Candidate Biography


"The Knowledge and experience
to get things done."

Joan Lopez is a native of Colorado and graduated right here, in Arapahoe County from Englewood High. She has an Associates of Arts Degree from CCD and attended UCD for two years.

She currently works for Arapahoe County government and has, for sixteen years. Joan has a strong love for people and family.

She is a dedicated wife and mother, married to Gary McCarty for nine years. She is a proud mother of two beautiful kids Sarah 10 and step son Joshua 29. Joan currently lives in Centennial Colorado, and has lived in Arapahoe County for over 31 years, Joan wants to make a difference in Arapahoe County and has a new clean vision for Arapahoe County. She wants to make sure the county changes for the better and wants to work hard to make Arapahoe county stronger and better. Let the person that knows Arapahoe County lead Arapahoe County.


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    Allison Vail said:

    "Something as simple as putting the injured, handicapped or elderly first should be a no-brainier "

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    Warren and Mary Williams said:

    "It became obvious to us that Ms. Lopez was one of the stars in the D M V Centennial office. "

  • Sharon said:

    "Your the right person for the job I'm voting for you in 2018.image help . "

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    A.Sen. said:

    "How my life could have turned upside down, if Ms. Lopez did not go above and beyond to solve my problem. I am grateful to her to be in the true service mode "


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