Michael Raffety retired in February 2015 after 37 years with the Mountain Democrat, 29 as editor. He has a BA, an MA and a Certificate of Advanced Accounting. A small farmer, he won election to the Division 3 seat on the El Dorado Irrigation District board Nov. 8, 2016. Michael is also a veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he was an aviation electronics technician, served on an aircraft carrier, and was also stationed at McMurdo Station in Antarctica.
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