<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Vote 2012]]> <![CDATA[State Board of Education District 4: Pamela Mazanec (R)]]> As a resident of Douglas County for more than 20 years, Republican candidate Pamela Mazanec has been an active proponent of school choice, as shown by her role as director of Great Choice Douglas County, a nonprofit organization supporting educational choice, including the Choice Scholarship Program being disputed in the courts.]]> <![CDATA[City of Longmont Ballot Question 300: Yes to Fracking Ban]]> <![CDATA[City of Louisville Ballot Issue 2A: Yes on Open Space Tax Extension]]> <![CDATA[Colorado state representative District 10: Dickey Lee Hullinghorst (D)]]> We have to lean toward Hullinghorst, not just because Eckert’s stances are a bit too extreme for Boulder County values, but because Hullinghorst has a proven track record.]]> <![CDATA[Rocky Mountain Fire Protection District Ballot Issue 5A: Yes on Tax Increase]]> <![CDATA[City of Boulder Ballot Issue 2B: Yes on Sales and Use Tax Extension]]> <![CDATA[City of Louisville City Council Person Ward 1: Emily Jasiak (I)]]> She may be the only choice, but based on her passion for Louisville, and her big plans, she sounds like a strong choice for the town.]]> <![CDATA[Boulder County Judge: Do Not Retain Judge John F. Stavely]]> Judges at all levels must uphold the Constitution. That’s why Boulder voters must remove Judge John F. Stavely from his position.]]> <![CDATA[Vote Guide 2012: Our complete endorsements]]> The complete list of our endorsements for everything on Boulder County ballots appears below. Voting takes place Nov. 6.]]> <![CDATA[County Commissioner District 1: Elise Jones (D)]]> Shane, Shane. How little we knew ye.]]> <![CDATA[Despondence, anger at Colorado GOP election watch party]]> The place had pretty well cleared out by the time Kay told me, “Obama is the Anti-Christ.”]]> <![CDATA[Colorado state Senate District 17: Matt Jones (D)]]> While we see the wisdom in that belief, Plagainos’ permissive views on fracking and his lack of experience in politics trump his good intentions. We think Jones is the best choice for District 17.]]> <![CDATA[City of Lafayette Ballot Question 2A: Yes to Open Space Tax Extension]]> <![CDATA[Court of Appeals: Retain Judge John R. Webb]]> Finally, an appellate judge we can relate to. We at the Boulder Weekly are happy to see a writer in black robes.]]> <![CDATA[Court of Appeals: Retain Judge Laurie A. Booras]]> For Booras and other relatively recent appointees, there’s no reason to oppose retention.]]> <![CDATA[County Commissioner District 2: Deb Gardner (D)]]> Deb Gardner has a proven track record of supporting Boulder County values in the state Legislature, and she already has the better part of a year under her belt, since she was appointed in early 2012.]]> <![CDATA[Colorado Constitutional Amendment S: Vote Yes]]> <![CDATA[Barack is back: Obama wins another term]]> With projected victories in Nevada, New Hampshire, Wisconsin and Ohio, President Barack Obama has defeated the Republican challengers. Incumbents won the national races throughout the state, leaving Colorado with three Democrats and four Republicans in the House of Representatives.]]> <![CDATA[Court of Appeals: Retain Judge James S. Casebolt]]> We endorse retention for Judge Casebolt, who’s described as fair and open-minded.]]> <![CDATA[President: Barack Obama and Joe Biden (D)]]> Because Romney is so wrong, we are supporting Barack Obama, who we believe is a far better choice for president than the former governor.]]>