<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Vote 2012]]> <![CDATA[City of Boulder Ballot Question 2C: Yes to City Council Compensation Change]]> <![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[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[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[Rocky Mountain Fire Protection District Ballot Issue 5A: Yes on Tax Increase]]> <![CDATA[City of Boulder Ballot Question 2D: No to City Leases up to 30 Years]]> <![CDATA[Court of Appeals: Retain Judge Gale T. Miller]]> Judge Gale T. Miller, whose background is in “complex civil litigation,” admits his faults.]]> <![CDATA[Colorado state representative District 13: Claire Levy (D)]]> To be honest, we probably wouldn’t have voted for Ochs anyway, given the track record of legislative veteran Democrat Claire Levy.]]> <![CDATA[Court of Appeals: Retain Judge Dennis A. Graham]]> Despite some reservations, we’re endorsing Graham for retention.]]> <![CDATA[City of Lafayette Ballot Question 2B: Yes to Growth Management Changes]]> <![CDATA[Court of Appeals: Retain Judge James S. Casebolt]]> We endorse retention for Judge Casebolt, who’s described as fair and open-minded.]]> <![CDATA[District I Regional Transportation District Director: Judy Lubow]]> Judy Lubow is the candidate best suited for this work, and her years as a government attorney and, subsequently, as an activist, convince us that she is suited for the red-tape-heavy job of managing RTD.]]> <![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[City of Boulder Ballot Issue 2B: Yes on Sales and Use Tax Extension]]> <![CDATA[City of Longmont Ballot Question 300: Yes to Fracking Ban]]> <![CDATA[Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court: Retain Justice Nathan B. Coats]]> They can’t all be rock stars, but they all have to be at least adequate.]]> <![CDATA[Colorado state representative District 33: Dianne Primavera (D)]]> Broomfield resident Dianne Primavera, the Democratic candidate, seems to have a bit more experience, having served as a state legislator in this seat before.]]> <![CDATA[Town of Erie Ballot Issue 2A: Yes on Police and Courts Building]]> <![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[City of Boulder Ballot Issue 2A: Yes on Climate Action Plan Tax Extension]]>