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