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.


  1. District 12 has two wonderful moms running Dr. Rae Ann Weber and Mary Louis Fiddler. Please have them on your show to help us reclaim the district.

  2. Hi Jeff,
    I'm happy to meet with you or visit about my re-election campaign to District 12 School Board.
    Randy Case

    1. Randy, have always known you to be a good guy. I focused on District 11, 20 and 49 here but happy to talk sometime.

  3. Thanks Jeff,
    Well recieved.
    And very angry about that questionaire.
    Also I sincerely believe that sexual deviants need phsych help.

  4. Where can I get more info on (Happy Child)

  5. Thank you Jeff, especially the endorsements of school board nominees.

  6. Prop 120 only assists apartments and nonresidental properties while deceptive ads show it as impacting seniors and veterans. If property taxes should be lowered this should first go to homeowners. Even though I have lived in my home for over 11 years and am over 60, I can not claim a homestead exemption. I'm voting no.

  7. Additional Prop 120 allows the state to retain money above constitutional limits which means that they will take from other funding to make up for the losses from commercial tax fees. It's a TABOR work-around.

  8. Regarding Prop 120. Am I understanding that because of SB293 in 2021 has changed what Prop 120 is suppose to do. That residential taxes would not be cut and $25 million in Tabor money slated to be returned to tax payers will now be retained and used by Government for usual unnecessary spending. Is this correct Jeff, please answer. I have told people to vote yes but this sounds like it should be a RESOUNDING NO on Prop 120.
    Pat Zynen
    719 650 5433

  9. I understand that Ammend. 120 does not assist homeowners. This is being advertised deceptively!!! Vote NO on this amendment!!!

  10. What are your thoughts on D3 school board candidates?

  11. Thanks for the right up. Until they fix south academy by Astrozon.. not another dime for "Roads" and bla bla bla.. We don't need park out north east. I thought Suthers was a conservative???

  12. I live in district 49. I don't have any school board elections on my ballot, is the school board election at a later date?

  13. For Prop 120 the legislature tried to get around it. Vote YES, see gazette article from the author, ... defend the rights of all coloradans...

  14. D2? First time voter for a local election.