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Restore The Balance-
La Plata County Branch

Restore the Balance – La Plata (RTB La Plata County) is a branch of a 501(C)(4) nonprofit organization.

We are Democrats, Republicans, and Independents working together for the purpose of building an alternative to political violence and extremism.

RTB members have endorsed seven fundamental principles of political action and discourse, and RTB’s main activity is the evaluation of candidates for public office.  

LaPlata Branch RTB

La Plata County
Steering Committee

  • David Burke

  • Janalee Hogan

  • Karen Zink

  • Laurie Meininger

  • Michael  Hudson

  • Nancy Wharton

  • Pam Patton

  • Paul DeBell

  • Rick O'Block

  • Sidny Zink

  • Steve Short

  • Intern: Wyatt Bair

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La Plata County News & Information

Durango Herald 10_15_23

'Importance of informed voter engagement'

Oct 15, 2023

We look forward to a broader candidate evaluation process during the 2024 primary and general elections. This experience demonstrates the critical importance of informed voter engagement in our democratic process and the support across party lines of RTB principles.

LaPlata School Board

Ignacio and Bayfield School Board Member Questionnaire & Report

Oct 13, 2023

Restore the Balance (RTB) - La Plata Branch embarked on its first effort at non-partisan voter education and enhanced participation by distributing a candidate questionnaire to the candidates for the Bayfield and Ignacio school boards.

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