<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Vote 2012]]> <![CDATA[Colorado Constitutional Amendment 64: Vote Yes]]> <![CDATA[County Commissioner District 1: Elise Jones (D)]]> Shane, Shane. How little we knew ye.]]> <![CDATA[City of Boulder Ballot Question 2C: Yes to City Council Compensation Change]]> <![CDATA[Court of Appeals: Retain Judge Laurie A. Booras]]> For Booras and other relatively recent appointees, there’s no reason to oppose retention.]]> <![CDATA[City of Lafayette Ballot Question 2A: Yes to Open Space Tax Extension]]> <![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[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 Lafayette Ballot Question 2B: Yes to Growth Management Changes]]> <![CDATA[Colorado Constitutional Amendment S: Vote Yes]]> <![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[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[City of Boulder Ballot Issue 2A: Yes on Climate Action Plan Tax Extension]]> <![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[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[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[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[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[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[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.]]>