<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Vote 2012]]> <![CDATA[U.S. Representative District 2: Jared Polis (D)]]> Since his election in 2008, Rep. Jared Polis (D-Boulder) has emphasized building bipartisan legislation and a sense of collaboration that are going to be key for Congress to get out of the gridlock and move forward with passing laws to give Americans easier access to education, jobs and health care.]]> <![CDATA[Boulder Mountain Fire Protection District Ballot Issue 5A: Yes on Property Tax Increase]]> <![CDATA[Allenspark Water and Sanitation District Issue 5A: Yes on Loan and Grant Applications]]> <![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[20th Judicial District: Retain Judge D.D. Mallard]]> We aren’t sure how she does it, but Judge Dolores “D.D.” Mallard manages both the qualities necessary for a good judge: She’s “compassionate” and “neutral,” the Colorado Office of Judicial Performance Evaluation says.]]> <![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[Court of Appeals: Retain Judge Laurie A. Booras]]> For Booras and other relatively recent appointees, there’s no reason to oppose retention.]]> <![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[State Board of Education District 2: Angelika Schroeder (D)]]> District 2 incumbent Angelika Schroeder (D-Boulder) has been serving on the State Board of Education since filling a vacancy in 2008 and winning a special election in 2010. She is running for an additional six-year term.]]> <![CDATA[City of Lafayette Ballot Question 2B: Yes to Growth Management Changes]]> <![CDATA[City of Lafayette Ballot Question 2A: Yes to Open Space Tax Extension]]> <![CDATA[Court of Appeals: Retain Judge James S. Casebolt]]> We endorse retention for Judge Casebolt, who’s described as fair and open-minded.]]> <![CDATA[20th Judicial District: Retain Judge Thomas Francis Mulvahill]]> Mulvahill shredded the competition — OK, it’s not a competition, but still, if it were — in the survey ratings.]]> <![CDATA[City of Boulder Ballot Issue 2B: Yes on Sales and Use Tax Extension]]> <![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.]]> <![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[Court of Appeals: Retain Judge Dennis A. Graham]]> Despite some reservations, we’re endorsing Graham for retention.]]> <![CDATA[Colorado state representative District 11: Jonathan Singer (D)]]> We actually like many of the individuals who donated to Singer, so while it’s a tough call, we’ll give him the slight lean.]]> <![CDATA[St. Vrain Valley School District RE-1J Ballot Issue 3A: Yes on Mill Levy Override]]>