ELECTION 2020

Douglas County Dems, GOP trust voting process

While opposite ends of the political spectrum in Douglas County may not agree on much, they do seem to agree on one thing: Residents can trust the voting system here. In a series of interviews with …

Campaign donations pour in for Douglas County commissioner candidates

Campaign contributions to candidates vying for two seats on the Douglas County Board of Commissioners already total more than 10 times the amount contributed in 2016, with tens of thousands of …
There are 20 ballot drop boxes throughout Douglas County.

Voting in Douglas County: 6 things to know

As the Nov. 3 election approaches, Douglas County government is working to ensure all registered voters are ready to cast their ballots, which will be sent out in the mail beginning Oct. 9. Colorado …
Race for Douglas County commissioner, District 3

‘I can get it done’

Lora Thomas has always loved the color red. The incumbent Douglas County commissioner’s campaign signs are red. She wears red in official photos. A wall in her office is red. Even her bedroom is …

‘We need a leader who listens’

A Highlands Ranch backyard buzzed with volunteers during a cool, sunny morning in September as Darien Wilson took the microphone and settled the group. The event, a meet-and-greet followed by a …
Q&As with county and state candidates
County commissioner candidates
Party: Democrat Residence: Highlands Ranch Campaign website: www.darien4commish.com What makes you the best choice for this office? I am an entrepreneur and small business owner, mom, and leader in …
Party: Republican Residence: Highlands Ranch Campaign website: LoraThomas.org What makes you the best choice for this office? I am the better choice for commissioner because of my proven leadership …
Party: Republican Residence: Castle Rock Campaign website: www.GeorgeforDougCo.com What makes you the best choice for this office? Experience and tenacity. Having served on the Castle Rock Town …
Party: Democrat Residence: Unincorporated Douglas County near Parker Campaign website: www.lisanealgraves.com What makes you the best choice for this office? I am a former tech exec, attorney and …
Party: Libertarian Residence: Sedalia Campaign website: www.victoriareynolds2020.com What makes you the best choice for this office? I am a widow and a mother who put two kids through college, a …
State Senate candidates
Party: Democrat Residence: Parker Campaign website: ej4sd4.com What makes you the best choice for this office? I represent your average citizen, your average voter. I live the challenges of balancing …
Party: Republican Residence: Parker Campaign website: www.jimsmallwoodforcolorado.com What makes you the best choice for this office? Having represented Douglas County and Senate District 4 for the …
District attorney candidates
Party: Republican Residence: Greenwood Village Campaign website: johnkellner.com What makes you the best choice for this office?  I have the experience and professional judgment to seek justice. …
Party: Democrat Residence: Aurora Campaign website: amypadden.com What makes you the best choice for this office?  I have a wealth of diversified experience (which has often been mispresented), …
State House Candidates
Party: Republican Residence: Roxborough Park Campaign website: www.baisley.org What makes you the best choice for this office? I believe that my primary attribute is my appreciation for the purpose …
Party: Libertarian Residence: Florissant Campaign website: NA What makes you the best choice for this office? It's clear that what we have been doing isn't working. It's time to start electing people …
Party: Democrat Residence: Florissant Campaign website: www.ianchapmancohd39.com What makes you the best choice for this office? HD39 is ready for a representative that is truly willing to work …
Party: Democrat Residence: Highlands Ranch Campaign Website: www.jennforcolorado.com What makes you the best choice for this office? I am a physician assistant, a mom with a child in hybrid learning …
Party: Republican Residence: Highlands Ranch Campaign website: www.VanWinkleforColorado.com What makes you the best choice for this office? It was a tremendous blessing growing up here in Highlands …
CU regent candidates
Party: Democrat Area of residence: Unincorporated Arapahoe County Campaign website: www.ilana4regent.com What makes you the best choice for this office? Students, faculty and the community are asking …
Party: Unity PartyResidence: AuroraCampaign website: www.facebook.com/otwellc4CURegent What makes you the best choice for this office? As both an educator and as an engineer in the technologies …
Party: Republican Residence: Highlands Ranch Campaign website: www.murrayforcuregent.com What makes you the best choice for this office? Experience at CU and devotion to my alma mater — I am a …
RTD candidates
Residence: Lone Tree Campaign website: bouquet4rtd.com What makes you the best choice for this office?  I have grown up here in Douglas County and I was reliant on the Lincoln light rail station …
Residence: Parker Contact: kenmihalikrtd@gmail.com What makes you the best choice for this office? As the incumbent, I have a demonstrated record of supporting decisions that support the financial …
Residence: Centennial Campaign website: www.regan4rtd.com What makes you the best choice for this office? I have been a routine user of RTD for over 15 years and have relied on this system for …
Residence: Highlands RanchCampaign website: RepresentTheDistrict.com  What makes you the best choice for this office? Experience differentiates me from the other two candidates. I am the only …
Residence: Cherry Hills Village Campaign website: TisdaleRTD.com What makes you the best choice for this office? I've been deeply involved in transit and public transportation for 20 years: as an …
Q&As with candidates for U.S. Senate, U.S. House
Gardner

Q&A with Cory Gardner, candidate for U.S. Senate

Party: Republican Residence: Yuma Campaign website: ­www.corygardnerforsenate.com What makes you the best choice for this office? I’m the best candidate for the job because I get things done. …
Hickenlooper

Q&A with John Hickenlooper, candidate for U.S. Senate

Party: Democratic Residence: Denver Campaign website: hickenlooper.com What makes you the best choice for this office? As a former governor and mayor, I know what it takes to unite people and lead …
McCorkle

Q&A with Ike McCorkle, candidate for U.S. House, 4th District

Party: Democrat Residence: Parker Campaign website: Ike4CO.com What makes you the best choice for this office? I am an experienced leader with no ties to corrupt special interests or Washington …
Crow

Q&A with Jason Crow, candidate for U.S. House, 6th District

Party: Democrat Residence: Aurora Campaign website: jasoncrowforcongress.com What makes you the best choice for this office? I'm fighting to bring a new generation of leadership to Congress. As your …
House

Q&A with Steve House, candidate for U.S. House, 6th District

Party: Republican  Residence: Brighton Campaign website: www.HouseForColorado.com What makes you the best choice for this office? My life has been devoted to public service and my community. I …
Kulikowski

Q&A with Jaimie Kulikowski, for U.S. House, 6th District

Party: Unity Party Residence: Unincorporated Arapahoe County near Aurora Campaign website: jaimielynn.com What makes you the best choice for this office? Of the four candidates running for the U.S. …
Olsen

Q&A with Norm Olsen, candidate for U.S. House, 6th District

Party: Libertarian Residence: Centennial Campaign website: www.Norm4Liberty.org What makes you the best choice for this office? I am not a politician. I have absolutely no intention of pursuing a …
Candidates for mayor of Parker
Campaign website: jbforparkermayor.com What makes you the best choice for this office? I do not have an agenda. I am a servant leader looking to listen to our communities and do what is best for our …
Campaign website: jefftoborg.com What makes you the best choice for this office? I was elected to the council because my fellow townspeople wanted change. They wanted someone sitting on the dais …
Campaign website: www.joshuaforparker.com What makes you the best choice for this office? I believe in Parker and the road we are on. My family has been part of this community since 1989. When it was …
Town council races
Castle Rock Town Council candidates
Katona

Q&A with Matt Katona, candidate for Castle Rock Town Council, District 6

Campaign website: mattkatona.com What makes you the best choice for this office?  I have a proven track record of financial discipline and genuine concern for community. As a director on the …
Hernandez

Q&A with Greg Hernandez, candidate for Castle Rock Town Council, District 6

Campaign website: becastlerock.com What makes you the best choice for this office?  With over 25 years of executive leadership experience (Fortune 50/500), I learned to gather information from …
Dietz

Q&A with Timothy Dietz, candidate for Castle Rock Town Council, District 6

Campaign website: votetim2020.com What makes you the best choice for this office? My willingness to get things done, to keep my commitment with consistency, and complete each task put before the town …
Shepherd

Q&A with Preston Shepherd, candidate for Castle Rock Town Council, District 4

Campaign website: facebook.com/PrestonShepherd4Council/ What makes you the best choice for this office?  I have lived all over the U.S.A and different countries and experienced a lot of communities. …
LaFleur

Q&A with Desiree LaFleur, candidate for Castle Rock Town Council, District 4

Campaign website: DesireeLaFleurDistrict4.com What makes you the best choice for this office?  I feel that I am the best choice because I'm a Douglas County native. I currently live in the Craig …
Weaver

Q&A with Stephen Weaver, candidate for Castle Rock Town Council, District 2

Campaign website: None provided What makes you the best choice for this office?  For 20 years, I served the country as a soldier and nurse. The work I have done in both the health-care and military …
Godfrey

Q&A with Gary Godfrey, candidate for Castle Rock Town Council, District 2

Campaign website: gary4cr.com  What makes you the best choice for this office?  My passion is service in all I do. Maturity, wisdom, personal integrity are key to rightful decisions on behalf of …
Doheney

Q&A with Keegan Doheney, candidate for Castle Rock Town Council, District 2

Campaign website: facebook.com/DoheneyForTownCouncil/ What makes you the best choice for this office?  As a child, I had multiple battles with childhood cancer. While I do not remember very much …
Cavey

Q&A with Laura Cavey, candidate for Castle Rock Town Council, District 2

Note: Some of these answers appear to be longer than 100 words. Scott, please trim. Campaign website: https://bit.ly/35SrpNV What makes you the best choice for this office?  I have lived in Castle …
Wade

Q&A with Robert Wade, candidate for Castle Rock Town Council, District 1

Campaign website: wadeforcastlerock.com What makes you the best choice for this office? I'm a fair and honest person and enjoy helping people. I love Castle Rock, and when I believe in something, my …
Hollingshead

Q&A with Ryan Hollingshead, candidate for Castle Rock Town Council, District 1

Campaign website: facebook.com/HollingsheadForCastleRock What makes you the best choice for this office?  I believe there is no better place to live and raise a family than Castle Rock. I will …
Parker Town Council candidates
Wilks

Q&A with Brandi Wilks, candidate for Parker Town Council

Campaign website: BrandiWilksTownCouncil.com What makes you the best choice for this office? The biggest thing that sets me apart is I am a Parker native and third-generation Parker resident. I am a …
Sindelman

Q&A with Kendra Sindelman, candidate for Parker Town Council

Campaign website: www.kendraforparker.com What makes you the best choice for this office? I have spent the last 20 years working to forge bonds between brands and consumers, I create growth …
Senthilnathan

Q&A with Jeeva Senthilnathan, candidate for Parker Town Council

Campaign website: jeeva4parker.com What makes you the best choice for this office? I am 18 years old and a Generation Z candidate. I have always been known throughout the community for being very …
Quist

Q&A with Lyndsey Quist, candidate for Parker Town Council

Campaign website: www.lyndsey4parker.com What makes you the best choice for this office? My nonprofit and board management experience brings a unique perspective to town council. I have helped …
Matthews

Q&A with Nate Matthews, candidate for Parker Town Council

Campaign website: Nate4Parker.com What makes you the best choice for this office? As a father of seven kids, we've fallen in love with Parker's small-town family friendly community. Looking for ways …
Hendreks

Q&A with Todd Hendreks, candidate for Parker Town Council

Campaign website: www.hendreks4parker.com What makes you the best choice for this office? As a 16-year resident, I have a track record of community service and civic duty. I am the citizen who stays …
Hefta

Q&A with Laura Hefta, candidate for Parker Town Council

Campaign website: https://laurahefta.com What makes you the best choice for this office? From my legal, business, military, and government background, I know how to propose and implement policy to …
Hall

Q&A with Mark Hall, candidate for Parker Town Council

Campaign website: hall4Parker.com What makes you the best choice for this office? My support of local businesses is unparalleled especially during the Covid 19 crisis. I fought hard to get our small …
Freund

Q&A with Fritz Freund, candidate for Parker Town Council

Campaign website: www.fritzforparker.com What makes you the best choice for this office? I'm so passionate about the town, but so is everyone who lives here. And there are good reasons. People love …
Mike Drennan

Q&A with Mike Drennan, candidate for Parker Town Council

Website: N/A What makes you the best choice for this office? As an MBA graduate from Washington University in St. Louis, I have a solid understanding of innovation, driving structure, process and a …
Diak

Q&A with John Diak, candidate for Parker Town Council

Campaign website: www.johnforparker.com What makes you the best choice for this office? Being a councilmember for the last eight years, I'm very familiar with the town's operational process and the …
Barrington

Q&A with Anne Barrington, candidate for Parker Town Council

Campaign website: www.barrington4parker.com What makes you the best choice for this office? Parker residents have a common goal: live in a community that supports their values and provides balanced …
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