I have the courage to share my ideas with the public.
I grew up in the Denver Metro Area, graduated from Lakewood High School, graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Pharmacy and a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry. After the Army I spent over three decades as a Retail Pharmacist. I'm married, have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. I served on City Council from 2013 to 2017. I have shared my views on the path to better government widely; in several opinion articles, a research paper and many letters to the editor in local papers. I have participated in the Police Citizen Academy and the Fire Citizen Academy.
I consider candidates that refuse to give specific, detailed answers to questions about what they want of accomplish as typical politicians, unhelpful to voters and demeaning to the election process. I give concrete, direct, specific answers to questions about what I think of Westminster Government actions.
Demand Concrete, Direct, Specific answers from all candidates to City Council. Good Government needs openness and transparency.
Regardless that City Election are non-partisan races, the question I am repeatedly ask is: What Party are you? I am now an Unaffiliated voter. Until very recently I had been a Republican. I changed to Unaffiliated in an attempt to take some of the hate and nastiness out of the election. As most observers are aware, the Recall Election turned very partisan and very nasty. Jon Voelz called on his partisan friends for help. His friends portrayed the recall as an attempted Republican takeover of the Westminster City Council. In Truth the Recall was about water prices. Truth meant nothing in the fear campign that was waged to protect Jon Voelz.
My purpose in running is to put the City of Westminster on a path to being a low-density, green, suburban refuge. I am glad that our city cannot annex any new land. I am happy to respect the finite realities that limit Westminster's growth. I will be happy to see a time when we have "No Vacancy". My opponents greatest desire is to constantly increase the number of people living in Westminster. They refuse to see the costs that growth imposes. Every project at the Old Mall site has been given taxpayers subsidies because they claim there is some long-term benefit to be gained. There will only be crowding, stress and conflict as more people are jammed into Westminster.
I have said a version of this message in 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019. Candidates are a "menu" from which voters may choose. The voters will pick the course that Westminster takes. Please, do not be fooled by vague, ambiguous, happy promises. Ask hard questions. Demand concrete answers.
Letters to the editor:
- Westminster Window, May 13, 2021- Vote Them Out
-Westminster Window, Feb 3, 2021 - Westminster Hurts Voters
-Northglenn/Thornton Sentinel, Feb 27, 2019- Red Flag and American Justice
-Westminster Window, Dec 13, 2018 -Appeal to Council to hold election for 3 vacancies
-Westminster Window, August 9, 2018- Big Dry Creek Moratorium
-Westminster window, April 10, 2018- Fairness for Poorer Schools
-Westminster Window, February 22, 2018- Owner occupancy is key to revitalizing shopping malls
-Broomfield Enterprise, Feb 11, 2016, Flatiron Flyer does't prioritize Broomfield
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