TOM AND DEB’S PICKS

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U.S. Senator                                Cory Gardner


U.S. Congress District 5               Doug Lamborn


Governor/Lt. Governor                  Bob Beauprez/Jill Arpella


Secretary of State                         Wayne Williams


State Treasurer                             Walker Stapleton


Attorney General                           Cynthia Coffman


STATE LEGISLATURE (not all will be on your ballot)

State Senate District 2                    Kevin Grantham


State Senate District 9                    Kent Lambert


State Senate district 11                   Bernie Herpin


State Representative District 14      Dan Nordberg


State Representative District 15      Gordon Klingenschmidt


State Representative District 16       Janak Joshi


State Representative District 17       Kit Roupe


State Representative District 18       Michael Schlierf


State Representative District 19       Paul Lundeen


State Representative District 20       Terri Carver


State Representative District 21        Lois Landgraf


COUNTY OFFICES

County Commission District 1           Darryl Glenn


County Commission District 5           Peggy Littleton


County Clerk and Recorder               Chuck Broerman


County Assessor                                Steve Schleiker


County Sheriff                                     Bill Elder


County Surveyor                                 G. Lawrence Burnett


County Coroner                                   Robert Bux


COLORADO SUPREME COURT RETENTION

(comments on all judges come from court officers familiar with their records)

Brian Boatright                           YES “ex prosecutor, new, give him time.”


Monica Marquez                         Still researching.  Please check back.


COURT OF APPEALS RETENTION

Terry Fox                                    NO “very mediocre”


Alan Loeb                                   YES “one of strongest judges on the bench”


DISTRICT JUDGE FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT

William Bain                                YES “doing a tremendous job; hard on

                                                            unprepared lawyers.”


Edward Colt                                YES


Jann DuBois                                YES


Barbara Hughes                          YES “new to criminal court; getting better”


Thomas Kelly Kane                     YES “inconsistent on interpreting rules of

                                                              evidence; cares, still learning to manage

                                                              cases.

Thomas Kennedy                        YES


Michael McHenry                         YES


David Prince                                 YES “most respected legal mind on the bench;

                                                             active in the community; once gave an

                                                             armed robber a thousand years”

Gregory Werner                            YES


EL PASO COUNTY JUDGES

Christopher Acker                         YES


Lawrence Martin                            YES


Douglas Miles                                YES


Ann Rotolo                                     YES


Stephen Sletta                                YES

Jonathan Walker                             NO  “doesn’t follow the law; his decisions

                                                                are often appealed; often successfully

Regina Walter                                 YES


STATE ISSUES AND QUESTIONS

Amendment 67                                YES Personhood status for pre-born children


Amendment 68                                NO  Rhode Island casino wants to bring gambling

                                                                to three Colorado racetracks and tries to

                                                                disguise it as more tax money for education

                                                                Highly deceptive.


Proposition 104                               YES Requires meetings open to the public

                                                                 whenever public school unions bargain with

                                                                 administrators over contact matters.


Proposition 105                                NO   Would require labeling of genetically

                                                                  modified food.  Proponents state no case

                                                                  other than a vague “right to know,” and

                                                                  agree that no long term studies have shown

                                                                  harm to humans. Meanwhile, such foods

                                                                  have revolutionized agriculture and kept

                                                                  millions from starving around the world.


COUNTY QUESTIONS

1A                                                    YES  Would allow the county government to keep

                                                                  $2 million in excess revenue for parks, open

                                                                  spaces and fire-damaged trails. Otherwise,

                                                                  TABOR requires these funds to be returned

                                                                   to taxpayers, as a one-time credit of $8.41

                                                                   per taxpayer.


1B                                                     NO    Reluctantly. We need new infrastructure to improve

                                                                   storm water drainage, but this expense of $92 per

                                                                   year per property taxpayer seems excessive. 


1C                                                    YES