Meet Your Clerk and Chief Deputy

Chuck Broerman, Clerk and RecorderChuck Broerman, Clerk and Recorder

Re-elected to a second term in 2018, Chuck Broerman continues a long El Paso County tradition of able and innovative men and women serving as Clerk and Recorder.

After joining the Clerk and Recorder staff in Motor Vehicle, Chuck was promoted to Operations Manager in November 2011 and during his tenure briefly served as the interim Motor Vehicle Manager. As Chuck’s responsibilities grew, he gained experience in the many diverse functions of the office, from the administration of elections, to motor vehicle, driver’s license and recording transactions. In recognition of Chuck’s exceptional leadership skills, he was appointed Chief Deputy in February, 2013.

While Operations Manager and Chief Deputy, Chuck methodically handled complex issues and worked on the technical side to solutions. He developed relationships with the State and other government entities to reach maximum efficiency and continues to draw on his background in the private sector to manage a quick-paced office, with challenging opportunities.

Recognizing that managing elections is one of the most crucial duties of the Clerk’s Office, Chuck completed the national CERA program (Certified Elections/Registration Administrator) in 2014. Chuck continues CERA training as required for recertification. Chuck is a member of the Colorado County Clerks Association. He also belongs to the National Association of County Recorders, Elections, and Clerks and the Property Records Industry Association.

The goals and objectives Chuck has established for his office include fair, accurate and transparent elections and efficient, professional transactions with the least intrusion into people’s lives. To accomplish those goals as Clerk and Recorder, Chuck is committed to incorporate what he has learned from his family and both the private and public sectors—a desire to do things correctly, efficiently, and focus on making the office work better for the citizens of the county.

After receiving an associate’s degree in Electronics Technology, Chuck worked in the fast-paced and rapidly changing semiconductor field at companies such as NCR, AT&T, Hyundai, Symbios Logic, and LSI. Chuck earned an Associate’s Degree in Electromechanical Engineering and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Each of those businesses and experiences heightened Chuck’s aptitude for working in an ever-changing and fast-paced environment. He also developed a strong respect for the customer and realized the importance of treating staff with dignity and respect.

After more than 20 years in the high-tech industry, Chuck was appointed in 2001 as the South-Central Colorado Business Development Representative by Colorado Governor Bill Owens. Chuck represented the Owens administration in matters pertaining to economic development and job creation for El Paso, Pueblo, Las Animas, and other counties.

During his work career, Chuck became involved in the political process. Chuck served four years as Chairman of the El Paso County Republican Party and two years as Vice-Chairman of the Colorado State Republican Party.

Chuck and his wife Vickie have four daughters and grandchildren. In Chuck’s spare time he has coached both basketball and volleyball through various organizations.

Mary Bartelson, Chief DeputyMary Bartelson, Chief Deputy and Director of Operations

Mary Bartelson holds dual roles as Director of Operations (2015) and Chief Deputy (2017) for the Clerk and Recorder’s Office. She has extensive experience coordinating operations at our four branch offices, including Elections, Recording, Motor Vehicle and Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners, and six support departments. Her tenure spans more than 30 years during which she also held the position of Purchasing and Facilities Supervisor.

Being integral to decisions made for the Clerk’s Office, Mary interacts with other County offices to accomplish the projects and operational goals for the Clerk and Recorder. Her relationship building and technical experience in so many areas are a testament to her ability to represent our office as Chief Deputy. Mary excels at complex project management with organization, professionalism and fiscal responsibility.

Some of the largest projects executed under Mary’s direction included opening the Fort Carson Branch in 2016 and relocating the main Clerk’s Office to Citizens Service Center in 2011. She also coordinates the installation of 24/7 mail ballot droop-off boxes throughout the county. In the past, Mary had a lead role in establishing the Powers Branch (from its original Widefield location) and the opening of the North, Union Town Center Branch (from the Chapel Hills Mall office).

Mary has achieved a certification in CERA (Certified Elections/Registration Administrator). She holds an Associate Degree in Administration. She has been recognized with awards that demonstrate her accomplishments, including Leader of the Second Quarter in 2014, Employee of the Year in 2009 and Employee of the Fourth Quarter in 2006.

Mary is a Colorado native. She has been married more than 30 years and has a son and a daughter.