Hurst running to be Alamosa County Clerk and Recorder

Jaclyn (Gabbel) Hurst

Jaclyn (Gabbel) Hurst has declared her candidacy for Alamosa County Clerk and Recorder.

Hurst said: “She is ready to step up, lead the office, and serve her county in a bigger way.”

She brings over 11 years of experience, working in the clerk and recorder’s offices; in Rio Grande County for five years and currently in Alamosa County since 2013. As a woman of integrity, she wants to continue to lead the office in a positive direction, building upon the foundation her predecessor left. She feels there is always room for improvement when working for the county and while serving the public.

Hurst considers herself a “Valley girl.” She moved to the Valley when she was three years old with her mom, Debora, and her brother, Jared Gabbel.

Hurst graduated from Alamosa High School. She was active in 4-H and FFA. In 2002, she was crowned Miss Ski-Hi Stampede Queen where she promoted the sport of rodeo throughout the Colorado. After high school, she attended Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, where she earned her Associate’s degree.

Customer service is important to Hurst. She does her best to relate to each customer and treats each one with respect while following “rules and statues.” She has experience working under three different clerks’ management styles. She is familiar and does well with time management, meeting deadlines and paying attention to detail. Through the years, she has strengthened her skills in the industry by becoming a certified registrar for birth and death records. In addition, Hurst has successfully completed several certified courses to attain and maintain her certification in election training. She gives credit to the astounding examples taught by her mother and brother while growing up.

Hurst stays active in her comby attending events and supporting local groups. She is looking forward to serving the community as Alamosa County Clerk.

Report courtesy of Hurst.