Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Where Republican Elected Officials Stand On Colorado Springs City Council Vacancy


"We believe it is critical that the Colorado Springs City Council fill the District 3 vacancy left by the resignation of Councilman Richard Skorman with a Republican.  Now more than ever, we need a city council that respects taxpayers, the Taxpayer Bill of Rights and the limited role of government."

Colorado State Senator Paul Lundeen

Colorado State Representative Tim Geitner

Colorado State Representative Andy Pico

El Paso County Commissioner Carrie Geitner

El Paso County Commissioner Longinos Gonzalez

El Paso County Commissioner Stan VanderWerf

El Paso County Clerk & Recorder Chuck Broerman

El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder

El Paso County Assessor Steve Schleiker

Contact these key City Council members and let them know where you stand:

Councilman Dave Donelson, (719)385-5487,

Councilman Randy Helms, (719)385-5493,

Councilman Mike O'Malley, (719)385-5491,

Councilman Tom Strand, (719)385-5486,

Councilman Wayne Williams, (719)385-7720,

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Jeff Crank 2021 Ballot Recommendations & School Board Endorsements- The Conservative Candidates

 I would never try to tell you how to vote, but I am often asked how I am going to vote.  I've put quite a bit of research and thought into several of the candidates and ballot issues in 2021.  It is critical that we elect good people with good principles to our local school boards.  These are the conservative candidates in School Districts 3, 11, 20 and 49.  Please do everything we can to spread the word.

When it comes to school board elections, there are many people who are personally very nice and well-intentioned.  However, I only support candidates that I feel will be champions of free-market reforms in K-12 education.  This year, I've also endorsed those candidates who will oppose divisive curriculum like critical race theory.  I support school board candidates that will tell every child they CAN succeed no matter who they are - not candidates that weigh students down with an excuse of past racism.

While I do not have recommendations in all school districts, below are the ones on which I feel confident enough to make suggestions.  If I haven't made a recommendation in your school district, it is because I don't feel confident enough that there are any real champions of true school choice on the ballot.

I don't choose my elected officials based on my feelings but rather their views on the issues and how they will either advance or inhibit my freedoms and liberties.  I hope you use that same criteria - and not personality - to make your determinations.  These recommendations are my personal recommendations and do not reflect the position of my employer.  Please make sure you vote.  If you have any questions about your ballot, please call the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's office at (719)575-VOTE (8683).

Here are the 3 things I would ask you to do:
1. Come to this page and find the recommendations.
2. Make sure that you and everyone in your household votes.
3. Post a link to this page on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites to get the word out.

Here are my recommendations:

Colorado Springs School District 3:
Endorsed Candidate: Greg Fisher

Colorado Springs School District 11: 
Endorsed Candidates: Sandra Bankes, Al Loma, Lauren Nelson click here for podcast interview with endorsed D11 candidates

Academy School District 20:
Endorsed Candidates: Aaron Salt, Nicole Konz, Tom LaValley click here for podcast interview with endorsed D20 candidates

Falcon School District 49:
Endorsed Candidates: Ivy Liu, Jamilynn D'Avola, Lori Thompson click here for podcast interview with endorsed D49 candidates

Ballot Measures:

Amendment 78 - Yes. Helps control government slush funds and limits power of governor.

Proposition 119 -  No. While I don't support legalized marijuana, this will lead to bigger government.

Proposition 120 - Yes. Property tax reduction which makes government tighten it's belt.

El Paso County Ballot Issue 1A - No. El Paso County should live within its means and refund the money to taxpayers.

Colorado Springs Ballot Issue 2C - No. A tax increase not for roads or police but more open space - driving up the cost of affordable housing even more by gobbling up more land.

Colorado Springs Ballot Issue 2D - No.  Another Colorado Springs tax increase under Mayor John Suthers.  It never seems to end.