Mike Samson currently serves on the Garfield County Board of Commissioners, first elected in 2008. Mr. Samson is a native of Garfield County and has lived in Rifle much of his life. He graduated from Brigham Young University and received his master’s degree from Western State College (Western State Colorado University).
Mr. Samson was a beloved teacher in the Garfield RE-2 School District, during which time he coached volleyball, baseball, and speech teams and was the faculty sponsor to the student council. Upon his election as Garfield County Commissioner for District 3, he retired after 30 years of service at Rifle High School, 25 years as a teacher and coach, five as Dean of Students.
Mr. Samson has served as a Director of the District Board of Directors since its inception 2011.