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Friday, October 2, 2020

Jeff Crank's 2020 Ballot Recommendations

“You and I have a rendezvous with destiny.  We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness.  If we fail, at least let our children and our children’s children say of us we justified our moment here.  We did all that could be done.” – Ronald Reagan

Never have Ronald Reagan’s words been more true.  The 2020 election is, without a doubt, the most important election of our lifetime.  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 2020.

It is imperative that we re-elect President Trump but there are also many other very consequential candidates and issues on this year’s ballot.  Cory Gardner’s re-election is so important to have a Senate firewall against the insanity of the left’s war on the rule of law.

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) if you live in El Paso county or your local clerk and recorder.

Here are my recommendations:

President of the United States: Donald J. Trump

U.S. Senator: Cory Gardner

U.S. Representative (5th District): Doug Lamborn

U.S. Representative (3rd District): Lauren Boebert

State Senate District 10: Larry Liston

State Senate District 12: Bob Gardner

State Representative District 14: Shane Sandridge

State Representative District 15: Dave Williams

State Representative District 16: Andres G. Pico

State Representative District 17: Rob Blancken

State Representative District 18: George M. Rapko

State Representative District 19: Tim Geitner

State Representative District 20: Teri Carver

State Representative District 21: Mary Bradfield

District Attorney – Fourth Judicial District: Michael Allen

County Commissioner District 2: Carrie Geitner

County Commissioner District 3: Stan Lee VanderWerf

County Commissioner District 4: Longinos Gonzalez, Jr.

Judicial Retentions:

            Colorado Supreme Court:  

                        Melissa Hart: No

                        Carlos A. Samour: Yes

            Colorado Court of Appeals:

                        Judge Ted C. Tow III: Yes

                        Judge Craig R. Welling: No

            District Court Judge – 4th Judicial

                        Judge Will Bain: Yes

                        Judge Jann P. DuBois: Yes

                        Judge Thomas Kelly Kane: Yes

                        Judge Michael Paul McHenry: Yes

                        Judge David Prince: Yes

                        Judge Erin L. Sokol: Yes

                        Judge Gregory R. Werner: Yes

            El Paso County Court Judge:

                        Judge Laura Norris Findorff: Yes

                        Judge Shannon Gerhart: Yes

Statewide Ballot Issues:

·       Amendment B – Repeal Gallagher Amendment -

·       Amendment C – Bingo License Changes – Yes

·       Amendment 76 – Citizen qualification of electors – Yes

·       Amendment 77 – Eliminate gaming limits in casinos – No

·       Proposition EE – Tax on tobacco products – No

·       Proposition 113 – Eliminate Electoral College – No

·       Proposition 114 – Introduction of wolves in Colorado – No

·       Proposition 115 – Prohibition on abortion after 22 weeks – Yes

·       Proposition 116 – Reduce state income tax from 4.63% to 4.55% - Yes

·       Proposition 117 – Voter approval for fee increases – Yes

·       Proposition 118 – Force business to provide paid family and medical leave – No


Colorado Springs Ballot Issues:

·       Issue 2A- City to keep $1.9 million instead of returning to taxpayers – No

·       Issue 2B – Parkland conveyance in city – No

·       Issue 2C – Parkland conveyance in city – Yes

Colorado Springs School District 11 Ballot Issue 4A:

·       School district to keep additional tax revenue instead of returning to taxpayers – No

Friday, June 26, 2020

Elected Officials Who Are Willing to Support Local Law Enforcement

The Jeff Crank Show asked all of the local elected officials if they support law enforcement enough to put their name to the following statement:

“While the heinous act perpetrated on George Floyd must be condemned, we stand proudly with the men and women who serve us every day through the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, the Colorado Springs Police Department and other law enforcement agencies in the Pikes Peak region.  The bravery exhibited by local law enforcement keeps our community safe, maintains law and order and upholds the rule of law.  While improving policing should always be our goal, we recognize that the vast majority of law enforcement are honest, decent, dedicated men and women who enforce the law and protect our community with honor, bravery and valor.”

Here are the elected officials who were willing to sign their name to this statement:

Congressman Doug Lamborn
CU Regent Chance Hill
State Senator Bob Gardner
State Senator Dennis Hisey
State Senator Paul Lundeen
State Representative Terri Carver
State Representative Tim Geitner
State Representative Lois Landgraf
State Representative Larry Liston
State Representative Shane Sandridge
State Representative Dave Williams
District Attorney Dan May
El Paso County Commissioner Cami Bremer
El Paso County Commissioner Longinos Gonzalez
El Paso County Commissioner Stan Vanderwerf
El Paso County Commissioner Mark Waller
El Paso County Commissioner Holly Williams
El Paso Count Clerk & Recorder Chuck Broerman
El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder
El Paso County Assessor Steve Schleiker
Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers
Colorado Springs City Councilwoman Jill Gaebler
Colorado Springs City Councilman David Geislinger
Colorado Springs City Councilman Don Knight
Colorado Springs City Councilman Andy Pico
Colorado Springs City Councilman Tom Strand
Colorado Springs City Councilman Wayne Williams

In addition, the following candidates reached out and asked to also be added:
House District 17 candidate Rob Blancken
District Attorney candidate Michael Allen
El Paso County Commissioner candidate Carrie Geitner

Sadly, several elected officials have chosen not to sign onto this statement of support for law enforcement.  The following elected officials have refused to respond to our email request.  Please email or call them and ask them why they have chosen not to respond to a statement of support for local law enforcement.  You might also post a link to this webpage on your Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts to help put grassroots pressure on them:

State Senator Owen Hill, (303)866-2737, owen.hill.senate@state.co.us
State Senator Pete Lee, (303)866-6364, pete.lee.senate@state.co.us
State Representative Tony Exum, (303)866-3069, tony.exum.house@state.co.us
El Paso County Treasurer Mark Lowderman, (719)520-7900, trsweb@elpasoco.com
Colo. Sp. City Councilwoman Yolanda Avila, (719)385-5492, yolanda.avila@coloradosprings.gov
Colo. Sp. City Councilman Richard Skorman, (719)385-5470, richard.skorman@coloradosprings.gov
Colo. Sp. City Councilman Bill Murray, (719)385-5485, bill.murray@coloradosprings.gov