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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Jeff Crank 2021 Colorado Springs City Council Ballot Recommendations

 

While there are a few principled conservatives on the Colorado Springs City Council, unfortunately there is a majority of council members who are not conservative and who seem to think Colorado Springs taxpayers are the source of unending funding for their projects.  Under current leadership, Colorado Springs now has one of the highest sales tax rates in the state of Colorado and the city has supported and pushed for tax increase after tax increase over the last several years.  When is the last time you heard someone from the city say “no thank you, we don’t need more money.  We’ll do with what we have.”?  The city has consistently asked voters for more money instead of making the difficult choices that have been made by other governments.  Colorado Springs will become just another big city with high tax rates if we continue on our current path and we need leaders who believe in government performing only the essentials and keeping government regulation off the backs of businesses and citizens.

I’ve reviewed the candidates for Colorado Springs City Council and have looked at the surveys submitted by some candidates to Springs Taxpayers (you can find these surveys here).  Here are my endorsements in Colorado Springs City Council races:

District 1 – Dave Donelson

District 2 – Randy Helms

District 3 – Arthur Glynn

District 4 – None – both candidates are liberal

District 5 – Mary Elizabeth Fabian

District 6 – Mike O’Malley

On Issue 1, I see both sides of the argument.  While supporters like Mayor John Suthers and City Councilman Wayne Williams say that the 30 word limit makes it difficult to hold elected officials accountable to the way they plan on spending the money, opponents point out that the current limit prohibits elected officials from making ballot language too complicated and confusing.  You’ll have to decide which argument rings most true to you.

Thank you for voting and for caring about the city that we all love.  Colorado Springs has always been a special place and we will have to fight to keep it that way.

12 comments:

  1. What do you find more favorable of Randy Helms over Jay Inman in District 2?

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    1. While Mr. Inman seems like a conservative, I think Helms who is a conservative has a more organized effort and has a better chance of winning and beating a moderate to left-leaning incumbent in Geislinger.

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    2. Jeff, if you throw your support behind Mr. Inman (a TRUE Conservative) then he would have a better shot. You have great influence on voters and I think standing on principle is better than going for the "easy" win. If not now? When?

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    3. They are both conservatives and I think tomorrow night will show that Helms had a better chance to win. Vote totals will prove that.

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    1. My pleasure. You earned the endorsement Mary Elizabeth.

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  3. Jeff. I always look at your election recommendations and find them reassuring and on target. Thank you for the research you do to provide them to us. Jim D

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  4. Dave Donelson is by far the best choice for District 1. He is a physician assistant, a former Green Beret, and a man of high integrity.

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  5. Jeff, I'm in District 2. My wife won't vote for anyone who advocates wearing masks and social distancing. She saw that Randy Helms advocated for those things, so she will not be voting for him.

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  6. george, I'm with you. have a look at Jay Inman, he is unequivocally anti mask, anti lockdown, and anti covid hysteria

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  7. SOME OF THE COMMENTS ON REAL ESTATE DEV. ETC. BOTHER ME. SOME ATTITUDES TOWARD TRUMP BOTHER ME. CONCERN ME. HARD TO DEAL WITH SOME OF THIS. BUT WE HAVE TO. OVERSTREET MAY HAVE THE RIGHT OF IT!

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