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Thursday, October 17,2013

Election Guide 2013: Longmont City Council At Large

By Boulder Weekly Staff

Longmont City Council At Large
(Vote for two)
Names appear as they do on the example ballot. Endorsements appear in bold.

Alex Sammoury
Gabe Santos
Polly Christensen
Ron Gallegos
Trisa Baxter

Well, to be honest, we can rule out incumbents Gabe Santos and Alex Sammoury from the start, given that they are regularly on the wrong side of issues we care about, like their very reluctant support of the fracking regulations approved by city council in summer 2012. Sammoury, who has acknowledged getting pressure from the oil and gas industry, seems to favor companies’ rights to frack, and Santos said he disagreed with the vast majority of the regulations before voting in favor of them. In addition, Santos failed to respond to our election questionnaire. We are left with Polly Christensen, Ron Gallegos and Trisa Baxter. Christensen is a no-brainer; she has a reputation for being a solidly progressive and competent community volunteer, and has served as an election judge for 20 years as well as a precinct leader for 12. The choice between Gallegos and Baxter was a tough one, but we have to lean toward Baxter. Gallegos served on council in the 1990s, and we need new blood.

View all of Boulder Weekly's endorsements here.

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Aren't you glad you endorsed Polly?  What a HORRIBLE choice.  Arrogent and Divisive...and a liar (she has already lied twice from the dias, once about when the letter was written - she said it was several months ago but workers at Abbondanza verfied it was Oct 28 - and once about being a political novice - she listed her training by Colorado Institute of Leadership Training on the city website).  Your endorsement should now be for her to step down and stop embarassing the Progressive name!

 

 
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