Roybal announces candidacy in Costilla County

COSTILLA COUNTY – Emma Roybal of Fort Garland has announced her candidacy for Costilla County Clerk and Recorder in the 2018 election.

Emma is a native of Costilla County and spent most of her life living in San Luis. In 2005, Emma moved to Fort Garland where she and her husband, Walter raised their four children.

Emma is the daughter of the late Ross and Tina Valdez. Emma has over 20 years of experience as a public servant in county government. Soon after Emma graduated from Centennial High School in 1989, she worked for the Costilla County Sherriff’s Office. From 1995 to 2000 she served in the medical billing and bookkeeping department at Costilla County Public Health and from 2000 to 2015 she served as Accounting Technician for the Alamosa County Department of Public Health.

In 2015, Emma returned to college as a non-traditional student and in December of 2017 she earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Accounting from Adams State University.

Throughout Emma’s career she has been responsible for accurate and detailed documentation. She has provided technical assistance and served as a liaison with technical support in the installation, implementation, and quality control of computer programs. She has been responsible for developing and overseeing annual budgets, has prepared and filed documentation with the state and federal medical billing systems, and has managed state and federal grants. She has developed strong working relationships with state and federal personnel and has established a valuable network of county officials and employees.

“It would be an honor to serve my community as the Costilla County Clerk and Recorder. I believe I have the administrative experience and leadership to provide excellent customer service while maintaining a high level of integrity. I have worked in numerous office settings and consider myself to be a great listener and team member.”    

Emma has served on several boards. She served two years on the Centennial School District Board of Education, two years on the Conejos/Costilla Headstart Parent Board, and currently serves on the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area Board of Directors.

If elected, Emma looks forward to serving the citizens of Costilla County and working with the county offices.