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Politics

  • Legislative candidates tackle education, health care, gun control at forum

    Candidates for state House District 25 and Senate District 16 debated issues ranging from gun control to health care and education during an election forum last Thursday evening.

    The auditorium at Evergreen Fire/Rescue was filled with people who came to hear the views of incumbent state Sen. Jeanne Nicholson, her challenger, Tim Neville, and HD25 candidates Janet Doyle, Jon Keyser and Jack Woehr. 

  • Q&A with Senate District 16 Democratic candidate Jeanne Nicholson

    What are your qualifications for serving as a state senator from your district?
    My experience as a former nurse, small business owner, and county commissioner make me well qualified to serve in the Colorado senate.

    What do you see as the most critical issue for Senate District 16?
    Strengthening our small businesses and creating an economy that works for everyone not just the wealthy and well connected.

  • Q&A for Senate District 16 GOP candidate Tim Neville

    What are your qualifications for serving as a state senator from this district?
    Having served successfully in the State Senate before, I know firsthand how to restore balance in the legislature to create jobs and get the government off our backs. As a small businessman, I know how to help workers prosper by allowing citizens to keep more of their money.

  • GOP assessor candidate plagued with tax woes

    The Republican seeking the county office that plays a big role in determining residents’ annual property-tax bills apparently has had some tax problems of his own.

    County assessor candidate Ronald Sandstrom owes as much as thousands of dollars in unpaid state and federal taxes, according to court documents obtained by the Columbine Courier.

    The documents show both the IRS and state Department of Revenue took legal action against Sandstrom over the alleged unpaid taxes.

  • Q&A with HD25 Democratic candidate Janet Doyle

    What are your qualifications for serving as a state representative from this district?

    I am an experienced businesswoman with years of community involvement in our district and the ability to represent all constituents of HD25 across the political spectrum due to my moderate, pragmatic and fiscally responsible perspective. I have heard from many constituents that they want what I represent — a moderate, experienced, fiscally conservative community leader.

  • Q&A with HD25 candidate Jack Woehr

    How much money have you raised from donors?

    $0, as my reports to the secretary of state show, which are online at http://www.sos.state.co.us.

     

    How much from your own resources?

    $0 ... It's not fun raising money, and I see no reason why a candidate can't walk to office without it. I've run five times, and people kinda know I 'm there at this point fighting for their civil rights and against the rise of authoritarian government in Colorado.

     

  • Q&A with HD25 GOP candidate Jon Keyser

    What are your qualifications for serving as a state representative from this district? 

  • Proposal to expand county commission won’t be on November ballot

    A grassroots effort to add two members to the Jeffco Board of Commissioners has failed to get the proposal on the November ballot.

    Jeffco 5, a nonpartisan group that favors increasing the number of commissioners from three to five, was able to gather only about 10,000 signatures of registered voters before the June 30 deadline. Some 17,444 valid signatures were required. 

  • Republicans pick Shrader as nominee for Jeffco sheriff

    Jeffco Republicans overwhelmingly chose longtime Sheriff’s Office veteran Jeff Shrader in the race to replace term-limited Sheriff Ted Mink in Tuesday’s primary election.

    Shrader captured 61.6 percent of the vote to defeat Jim Shires, who had 38.3 percent. Shrader, who has no Democratic opponent in the November election, becomes the front-running favorite to take over for the iconic Mink.

    Libertarian Brett Almy and independent John Berry will also be on the November ballot in the sheriff’s race. 

  • Independent commission candidate seeks changes

    Independent county commission candidate Greg Standley wants to see some changes — more-accessible commissioners, more-understandable planning rules, and more options for discarding slash.

    The Morrison resident said he was motivated to run for commissioner after negative experiences with Jeffco Planning and Zoning while trying to make improvements to his property.

    “Zoning resolutions need to be rewritten so they can be understood,” he said.