Tag Archives: Politics

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.

A Voice of Colorado No. 232 Version 5.0:

George Brauchler, who announced his intention to run for Governorship of the State of Colorado, has made it known that he wants to decentralize the state government. It is a proposal that has been met with expected results within a political context: Those to the left side of the aisle, who tend to favor bigger government and centralized government, denounce the proposal while those to the right side of the political aisle are supporting it.

Mr. Brauchler, currently the 18th District Attorney, provides explanation for the proposal by saying that as a long-time resident of the State of Colorado he sees a disconnect between Denver and the rest of the state – a perception based in fact and acknowledged by many Coloradans, who have long believed that they have been on the short end of a stick where representation and financial elements are concerned. By decentralizing state level government each community in Colorado will be on equal footing as proposed by Mr. Brauchler.

Some have concerns about how this would be achieved as presented by Mr. Brauchler, who proposes that stage agency offices in Denver be relocated to communities outside of the Denver metro area. Such undertaking would come with a substantial upfront investment, and many Coloradans, already burdened with the rising cost of living in Colorado as well as the rising cost of healthcare, are reluctant to support such a large expenditure that they are likely to shoulder.

The proposal has value but the value that could be realized is not in cost likely to involve land acquisition and new buildings with infrastructure and construction costs that may not be needed. The value of the proposal must come from Coloradans outside of Denver, who know what is needed for their communities.

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A Voice of Colorado No. 222 Version 5.0:

The race for elected office in Larimer County has begun, and the bid to replace Larimer County Commissioner Lew Gaiter in District 1 is underway with the announcement by Dan Sapienza, a Democrat from Fort Collins, announcing his intention to run for the position.

The election to replace Mr. Gaiter, who has announced intentions to run for the governorship, is in November 2018.

Mr. Sapienza, who graduated from Fort Collins High School and Colorado State University before moving to Washington D.C. for law school and work as a legislative aide to Betsy Markey, a surrogate of Ken Salazar, has a simple campaign theme: More social programs. He has not offered specifics on how to pay for these programs, but the basic truth and fact must be higher taxes.

A Voice of Colorado No. 216 Version 5.0:

When a candidate for elected office is asked the same question several times by several people and refuses to answer the question they are hiding something, and they do not deserve your vote.