December 8th, 2009, 6:25 pm · 1 Comment · posted by
In a discussion about El Paso County’s new detox center, Jim Bensberg, chairman of the county commission, joked today that there needs to be a special section in the new holding facility for “elected officials addicted to campaign cash.”
Referring to the 12-step program of Alcoholics Anonymous, he said, “The first step is admitting you have a problem.”
Bensberg, who is concluding his eight-year term on the commission, is running for the Treasurer’s office. He’s vying for the seat against county clerk Bob Balink, who is also term-limited.