<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Vote 2012]]> <![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[District attorney, 20th Judicial District: No endorsement]]> <![CDATA[City of Boulder Ballot Issue 2B: Yes on Sales and Use Tax Extension]]> <![CDATA[County Commissioner District 1: Elise Jones (D)]]> Shane, Shane. How little we knew ye.]]> <![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 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 state representative District 12: Mike Foote (D)]]> As tempted as we are to vote for Webber, we have to give the endorsement to Foote on this one.]]> <![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[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[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[City of Louisville Ballot Issue 2A: Yes on Open Space Tax Extension]]> <![CDATA[Dems win pretty much everything, so now what?]]> <![CDATA[Court of Appeals: Retain Judge Dennis A. Graham]]> Despite some reservations, we’re endorsing Graham for retention.]]> <![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 Boulder Ballot Question 2C: Yes to City Council Compensation Change]]> <![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[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[Allenspark Water and Sanitation District Issue 5A: Yes on Loan and Grant Applications]]> <![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[U.S. Representative District 4: Brandon Shaffer (D)]]> After two years of stalemate in Congress, Brandon Shaffer, Democratic candidate for District 4, should snag the seat simply because he and incumbent District 2 Rep. Jared Polis share enough in common that the two might be able to build some momentum, at least for the state of Colorado.]]>