<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Vote 2012]]> <![CDATA[Dems win pretty much everything, so now what?]]> <![CDATA[Rocky Mountain Fire Protection District Ballot Issue 5A: Yes on Tax Increase]]> <![CDATA[Court of Appeals: Retain Judge Gale T. Miller]]> Judge Gale T. Miller, whose background is in “complex civil litigation,” admits his faults.]]> <![CDATA[Boulder Mountain Fire Protection District Ballot Issue 5A: Yes on Property Tax Increase]]> <![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[Court of Appeals: Retain Judge James S. Casebolt]]> We endorse retention for Judge Casebolt, who’s described as fair and open-minded.]]> <![CDATA[City of Lafayette Ballot Question 2B: Yes to Growth Management Changes]]> <![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[Regent of the University of Colorado: Stephen Ludwig (D)]]> Though Davidson has solid experience that makes him well-qualified to take this seat, the Board of Regents has not seen a Democratic majority in 32 years, and that could make for a healthy balance to the conservative policies of CU President Bruce Benson.]]> <![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[City of Longmont Ballot Question 300: Yes to Fracking Ban]]> <![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[City of Boulder Ballot Issue 2A: Yes on Climate Action Plan 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[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[City of Boulder Ballot Question 2D: No to City Leases up to 30 Years]]> <![CDATA[Colorado Constitutional Amendment 65: Vote Yes]]> <![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[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 12: Mike Foote (D)]]> As tempted as we are to vote for Webber, we have to give the endorsement to Foote on this one.]]>