Birnbaum, Thorson re-elected to Health District of Northern Larimer County board

Voters have elected incumbents Bernard Birnbaum and Steven Thorson to new four-year terms on the Health District of Northern Larimer County board of directors.

A total of 1,838 people voted, more than double the number in the last Health District board election in 2008.

Preliminary results are:

Bernard Birnbaum – 1,375 votes
Steven Thorson – 1,370
Debbie Healy – 393
Matt Fries – 320
Jack Irving – 86

Birnbaum, 39, is a family physician and faculty member at Poudre Valley Health System’s Family Medicine Center in Fort Collins, which provides general medical care as well as training for family practice residents. He is married with two children and lives in Fort Collins.

Thorson, 65, is a family physician with the Family Clinic in Fort Collins. He has been a practicing physician in Fort Collins since 1974. He is married and has two grown children. He lives in Fort Collins.

The Health District is governed by a five-member board of directors. Members serve staggered, four-year terms and are elected at-large from the community. Elections are held every two years in even-numbered years.

The Health District provides dental, prescription assistance, mental health and preventive health services to residents of northern Larimer County.

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