Press Release: Melton Reports Impressive Numbers for First Fundraising Deadline


Melton Reports Impressive Numbers for First Fundraising Deadline

June 4, 2018

Steamboat Springs, CO - Beth Melton, District 3 candidate for Routt County Commissioner, posted her first quarter fundraising report highlighting total contributions exceeding $19,500. This report includes all contributions from January through May 2018 with a cash-on-hand balance of $14,341. Melton’s monetary contributions came from 173 donors with an average donation of $87.14. The largest contribution was $1,000 and the smallest was $1 with 63% of all donations totaling $50 or less. 

Melton was thrilled with her first fundraising report and responded, “I am proud that these numbers reflect the hard work of our campaign team and demonstrate my commitment to reaching out to a diverse group of people with grassroots organizing efforts. Many of these donors are people who have never given to a campaign before.”

Contributions came from people in a variety of fields, including teachers, ranchers, business owners, nurses, nonprofit workers, healthcare workers, engineers, artists and students, with several retirees as well.

“This group of contributors demonstrates the values of this campaign. I am proud that this varied group of supporters demonstrates my commitment to reaching out to a diverse group of people,” Melton said, “My understanding of the challenges that working people in Routt County face is the foundation of my positions on housing, planning and land use, child care, the environment, and the future of our economy.  This understanding, along with my commitment to working hard for the future of our community best equips me to serve as our next Routt County Commissioner. It would be my privilege to serve this community where I have chosen to raise my family.”

To learn more about Melton’s views on local issues, visit

Since launching her campaign, Melton has engaged in a county-wide listening tour meeting with business, government, education, healthcare, non-profit, environmental, and other community leaders one-on-one to introduce herself and hear their concerns in Routt County.  She has received the endorsement of an impressive list of elected officials and other community leaders.  A full list of endorsements can be found at

Beth Melton lives in Steamboat Springs, CO with her husband Will and son Clark. She works in educational leadership across four counties and seven school districts in northwest Colorado. She is the chair of the Steamboat Springs Young Professionals Network, serves on the board of the Steamboat Chamber Resort Association and is a member of the executive board of the Routt County First Impressions Early Childhood Council. More information on Melton’s experience, platform, and campaign can be found at