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NSRF June 2012 Newsletter

NSRF June 2012 Newsletter

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Monthly newsletter of the North Suburban Republican Forum
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North Suburban Republican Forum
June, 2012
Our next meeting is from 9:30-11:30 am, Saturday, May 12th.
You’ll be able to
hear from your candidates involved in a primary election on June 26th to be on the November 6 
 th
ballot.
We’ll have candidates for Adams County District 1 Commissioner (Kaarl Hoopes and Gary
 Mikes), CU Regent-at-Large (Matt Arnold and Brian Davidson), and Colorado Senate District 21 (Francine Bigelow and Matt Plichta). After opening statements, they will answerquestions from NSRF attendees.
 Please Bring your checkbook and/or time to volunteer as our candidates need your support to win on November 6th.
We meet at the Anythink Huron Street Library community room, 9417 Huron St, Thornton, CO, 80260. 
NSRF upcoming calendar in 2012:July 14 -- Board of Education officials discussing issues in their school districtAugust 11 -- RTD members discussing transportation concerns and FasTracksSeptember 8
 – 
Republican County Chairs forum about winning on November 6thOctober 13 -- State of Colorado elected official ???November 10 -- Election recap and discussionDecember 8 -- Colorado Senate and House members talking about the bills they will introduce in 2013
 
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 If you have a smart phone, use a bar code app for the QR code on the left,it will take you to our web site,www.NorthSuburbanRepublicanForum.com 
Table of Contents:
 
 
 
List of north metro candidates
 
Colorado primary elections move from August to June
 
Voters to decide Board Expansion question
 
Mike Coffman Campaign Kickoff 
 
Adams County justice: Convicted criminal in paving scandal allowed to remain free due to shoulder injury
 
Volunteer for Romney’s
campaign and earn free gear
 
Top Colorado Democrat currently registered to vote in both D.C. and Colorado
 
New presidential poll shows tight race in Colorado
 
Compass Colorado
 
The surprising truth about Senate Obstructionism
 
Scott Gessler aide: Feds “stall”
voter-citizenship checks
 
Adams County Assessor charged with misconduct
 
Adams County adding to reforms
 
ObamaCare: The facts about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)
 
Elected officials
 
NSRF Board of Directors
Here’s the list of 
north metro candidates
Adams County Commissioner District 1:Gary Mikes, Kaarl Hoopes Adams County Commissioner District 2:Donnia Howell Adams County District Attorney:HD-29:Robert Ramirez HD-30:Mike Sheely HD-31:Beth Martinez Humenik  HD-32:Paul Reimer HD-33:Dave PigottHD-34:Jodina Widhalm HD-35:Brian Vande Krol HD-56Kevin Priola HD-63:Lori Saine SD-21Fran Bigelow, Matt Plichta SD-23Glenn Vaad, Vicki Marble SD-25:John Sampson CU Regent:Matt Arnold, Brian Davidson 
 
3CU Regent CD7Mary Dambman CD-2:Kevin Lundberg, Eric Weissman CD-6:Mike Coffman CD-7:Joe Coors
Colorado Primary Elections Move from August to June
Governor John Hickenlooper signed SB 11-189 into law, moving the Primary date for future elections from the second Tuesday in August to the last Tuesday in June. Voters will witness the shift when the Primary falls on June 26, 2012.(Polls open 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.) All ballots must be in the hands of the county clerk by 7:00 p.m. on election day.
 
Posted: Friday, June 1, 2012 9:43 am
Tammy Kranz
Adams County voters will decide whether to expand the Board of Commissioners from three members to five.The commissioners agreed on the ballot language for the Nov. 6 general election during their regularly scheduled meetingon May 23. The language includes the question of how the commissioners should be elected if there are new members: byvoters in specific districts or by voters in the entire county.District 3 Commissioner Erik Hansen said he was a long-term supporter of taking a look at expanding the board.
“I think it’s important the citizens get a chance to weigh in on this and decide,” he said. “It’s been not without somecontroversy, and there will be some controversy. My guess is it will be a close vote.”
 The county conducted a public survey last year and asked respondents if they wanted to see the commissioner question on
the ballot. The majority answered yes. The ballot measure is part of the county’s reform efforts, and the commissioners
approved two other resolutions at the meeting that extend those efforts.One of the resolutions deals with establishing a training-orientation program for all newly elected officials and
 
management-
level employees that covers the county’s code, policies and
procedures.
“I think th
is is extremely
important,” said Alice Nichol, District 2 commissioner. “We’re putting policies in place for the new commissioners who
are going to come in, and this way they have something to follow as they are learning to be a commissioner and represent
the people”
 Hansen said it would be beneficial for newly elected officials to undergo training during the two months between theNovember election and their swearing-in in January.
“I think it’s important we have a program that allows people to
make as e
asy a transition as possible,” he said.
 The other resolution directs the county administrator and finance department to develop a countywide elected-official-vehicle policy and a policy regulating use of take-home vehicles.
“Of course as the resolution s
tates, this will be a
collaborative effort with the Adams County elected officials in developing these policies,” said Jim Robinson, county
administrator.
Board Chair W.R. “Skip” Fischer, District 1, reiterated Robinson’s sentiment, saying that the resolu
tion was merely adirection for staff to start the procedure.
“I assure you, there will be input from the elected officials before anything isadopted,” he said.
 

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