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Politics

  • County commission candidate cites incumbent's 'disconnect'

    Columbine area resident John Flerlage, a former Marine, is determined to bring his leadership qualities to Jefferson County government. 

    Flerlage, a Democrat, is running against Jeffco Commissioner Don Rosier in District 3, which covers South Jeffco. The incumbent Republican is seeking his second four-year term on the GOP-controlled commission.

    Flerlage, who ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2010, is hoping to bring his fiscal, environmental and local approach to Jeffco leadership.

    A Marine for most of his life

  • Inter-Canyon candidate wants 'to see this through'

    Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of profiles of candidates running for the Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District board in May’s election.

    After serving on the Inter-Canyon Fire District board for nearly a year, Deer Creek Canyon resident Leslie Caimi wants to serve a full four-year term.

    “Serving on the board has been a great experience,” Caimi said. “I really want to see this board and this district continue to move in the right direction.”

  • Rosenberg cites dedication, experience in re-election bid for Indian Hills fire board

    “My heart really is in the fire department,” said Marc Rosenberg, a board member of the Indian Hills Fire Protection District who is seeking re-election in May.

    Rosenberg is a certified firefighter and first responder who has served as a volunteer with Indian Hills Fire Rescue for the past 11 years, seven of which he has been a board member. He also is assistant fire chief for the department.

  • Park board candidate would like to increase facility hours, services for residents

    Evergreen resident Monty Estis says he would like to contribute his combined experience in recreation and financial management as a board member of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District.

    A systems analyst in the IT area who actively participates in recreational activities, Estis is vying for one of three open seats on the park district board in the May 6 election.

    Although he says park district staff are doing an adequate job of managing the district, Estis sees room for improvement. 

  • Indian Hills fire board candidate concerned with needs of firefighters

    Editor's note: This story is part of a series on candidates for the board of the Indian Hills Fire Protection District in May's election.

    Indian Hills resident Ty Robbins says he decided to seek a seat on the fire district board to support volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians.

    “I want those guys to know someone cares about them,” Robbins said. “I’m doing this because they deserve fair representation.”

  • Lindquist brings financial management experience to park district board

    Editor's note: This story is part of a series on candidates for the board of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District in May's election.

    Evergreen resident Peter Lindquist says he’s seeking re-election to the board of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District so that he may continue making a contribution to his community.

  • Inter-Canyon theft prompts newcomer to run for board

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of profiles of candidates running for the Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District board in May’s election.

    Morrison resident Kerry Prielipp decided to run for the Inter-Canyon Fire District board after hearing about the theft and embezzlement allegations against former fire chief David MacBean.

    “I don’t understand how this could’ve happened if there was the right oversight,” Prielipp said. “As a taxpayer and as a citizen, I want to be a part of the solution.”

  • Former Indian Hills fire chief seeking seat on district board

    Editor's note: This is the first in a series of stories about candidates for the Indian Hills Fire District board in the May election.

    Former Indian Hills fire chief Don Schoenbein says the “firehouse fiasco” is the reason that he decided to run for the district fire board in the May 6 election.

    The $5 million bond issue, which the Indian Hills fire board asked residents to support to build a new station, prompted him to challenge incumbent board members, Schoenbein said.

  • Park district candidate is former fitness center executive, bodybuilder

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of profiles of the five candidates running for three seats on the Evergreen Park and Recreation District board.

    As a candidate for the board of the Evergreen Park and Recreation District, Tim Kimber says he can offer his experience as a former executive of a national fitness enterprise. He is among five candidates seeking three seats up for election on May 6.

    “With my business background and passion for fitness and health, I could bring some good things to the board,” Kimber said.

  • Gerou won’t seek re-election

    State Rep. Cheri Gerou, a prominent Evergreen Republican who is in her sixth year at the statehouse, will not run for re-election in November.

    Gerou, the first female member of the House to chair the powerful Joint Budget Committee, has represented District 25 in western Jeffco since first being elected in 2008. She is planning to return to her architecture career.