Tag Archives: Election

A Voice of Colorado No. 242 Version 5.0:

In Ward IV of Loveland, CO. City Council incumbent Dave Clark acquired a candidate packet for the city council but has not filed an affidavit to indicate his run for office.

A Voice of Colorado No. 240 Version 5.0:

In Ward III of Loveland, CO. current City Council member Steve Olson, who won the special election in April 2017 to fill the seat vacated by Hugh McKean after his election to the Colorado House, has filled his candidacy papers. John Keil, who lost to Mr. Olson, has also completed an affidavit of candidacy.

A Voice of Colorado No. 238 Version 5.0:

Three candidates have announced their intention to run for the Thompson School Board in Loveland, CO.: Barb Kruse, Paul Bankes, and Lori Hvizda Ward.

In November 2017 voters will decide whether or not they should be elected, to represent District B, E, and F. Qualifications for the positions include residency in the district intended for representation, although voters will cast ballots for the elected positions at large.

Currently the representative for District B is Bryce Carlson, but he has not announced his intention to run for re-election. His competition is Paul Bankes, who previously worked for the school district for fourteen years until he pursued a career in financial advisement. During his employment with the district Mr. Bankes taught elementary school, served as a school principal, was a director of assessment, and an executive director of elementary education. Despite changing careers he continues to teach online and serves as an educational consultant. His experience is a reason for running – Mr. Bankes has been quoted as saying he knows the district from the inside and the outside.

In District E current board president Lori Hvizda Ward has announced her intention to run for second term. As a board member she has and may decide whether to keep a specific school open or to close it, to change boundaries, and to cut positions as finances dictate. A board member also participates in planning for growth, advancing student achievement, and ensuring teachers have proper training. Ward has three children, one of whom graduated from the Thompson School District, one who will be a senior at Loveland High School, and one who will attend seventh grade at Bill Reed Middle School. Her family has resided in Loveland for more than three decades.

The candidate in District F is longtime Loveland resident Barb Kruse, who announced she will seek the school board seat currently held by Carl Langner, who has made it known that he will not seek re-election in order to spend time with family and pursue travel.

Kruse taught at Namaqua, Stansberry, Cottonwoon Plains, and Berthoud Elementary Schools during a career that spanned thirty years. Following that she worked for almost a decade as a literacy coach and served as a consultant in staff development for school districts and publishing companies focused on education. Her credentials include being a member of the Colorado Council of the International Reading Association and serving on the Loveland Library Board.

Presently she teaches in the reading department of the University of Northern Colorado as an adjunct professor.

Some voters in the Thompson School District have expressed reservations and concerns about these candidates because of their support of unions.

A Voice of Colorado No. 237 Version 5.0:

A candidate for elected office in Loveland, CO. may put up signs for their campaign, but must remove them ten days following the election.

A Voice of Colorado No. 235 Version 5.0:

The Loveland, CO. City Charter requires a candidate for City Council to complete and submit an affidavit of candidacy within ten days of their public announcement of their candidacy.

A Voice of Colorado No. 234 Version 5.0:

The pursuit of elected office in Loveland, CO. continues to develop. Jeremy Jersvig, presently the chairman of the Loveland Planning Commission, and resident of Ward I in Loveland, recently announced his intention to fill the seat being vacated by Troy Krenning. Mr. Jersvig worked on Mr. Krenning’s campaign when he ran for elected office four years ago.

Mr. Jersvig may have competition for his pursuit because Ward I resident Lenard Larkin, who also acquired a candidate packet from the City Clerk’s Office, has expressed interest in the seat.

The top two issues for Mr. Jersvig’s campaign are public safety and economic development, which he has said have seen changes in the five years he has lived in Loveland.

If elected he would advocate a focus on attracting and retaining more primary employers and less emphasis on retail development. He would also discourage economic incentives because he favors free markets.

Mr. Jersvig is now serving in a second three-year term on the Planning Commission.

His previous experiences include service in the United States Navy and his current employment in the Larimer County Assessor’s Office.

A Voice of Colorado No. 233 Version 5.0:

In Loveland, CO. a candidate for City Council must have lived in the Ward they desire to represent for one year before the November election. They must also submit at least twenty-five registered voters who live in their Ward by a published deadline, usually the end of August of the same year the election is held.