Clerk & recorder candidate cleared in ethics probe

Anonymous email accused Crane of conflicts of interest

By Peter Jones

Matt Crane

Matt Crane

A candidate vying to be appointed as Arapahoe County’s interim clerk and recorder has been cleared by a county ethics board.

Matt Crane, the county’s deputy of elections, had been under investigation after an anonymous email to the Board of Commissioners accused him of ethics violations and conflicts of interest while working for the City and County of Denver.

Arapahoe County’s five-member Ethics Committee voted unanimously on Feb. 14 that Crane did not commit the violations outlined in the email that had been sent to the elected commissioners in late January.

Crane had been Denver’s election operations manager in 2006, when the city’s elections department was overwhelmed with

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