Fw: Cmsnr Candidates
- Ladies,I echo Rick's sentiments below. If you know of anyone who has an interest in running for the Board of County Commissioners, please let Rick know using the attached Excel spread sheet. If you don't have Excel, just email me the name.I am sure there are competent, civic-minded people out there to run. The salary is in the range of $86,000 a year, so it certainly is not a volunteer job.Do we really want the same people who have been in office for years to remain in the county government, just in different positions? That is what it looks like will happen if others do not step up.While the national campaign/grassroots movement has a lot of (sex?) appeal, remember,ALL POLITICS ARE LOCAL.This is where we live and the decisions of our local leaders will affect all of us. It's time for CHANGE here too.Linda M. Dyer
--- On Tue, 6/2/09, Donna Knight <springsunigroup@...> wrote:
From: Donna Knight <springsunigroup@...>
Subject: Cmsnr Candidates
To: lindamdyer@..., pberry7@..., ervin_annie@..., esysstaci@..., coletterichards@...
Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2009, 10:44 AMFriends,The Pikes Peak Region appears to be facing leadership and financial challenges which may or may not be equal to those we have faced in the past.If you will excuse a rather strong, and possibly biased personal opinion: We just have not had, at the county level, those who are now, or have been in the past, equal to the challenge.While we have the most successful form of government in history, we are limited by the fact we can only choose from among those who choose to run - qualified or not. All to often, we are faced with having to choose who might be the lesser of two evils rather than among truly competent and qualified candidates.The upcoming election is starting to look as if there will be a large field of candidates, among which are many holdovers from the current El Paso County administration just swapping seats from one elected office to another due to term limits.The competency shown by the start of the Obama adminsitration is something which might be beneficial to our community if this degree of competency could be applied by the local Democratic Party office to bring forth truly qulaified candidates for the next election.The key is -- PEOPLE. People who have more of a desire to serve their community than their own personal political ambitions.If you have an interest in the upcoming election, and who might be the most qualified for public office, we would appreciate hearing from you, your thoughts and suggestions as to how we might be most effective in generating a field of candidates who have the administrative capability to restore leadership to the region.Attached is a small form for your convenience to fill out and return if you have the time -- indicating what you know, think or have heard about those considering a run for county commission seats. The more information we have and the sooner, the more we can accomplish in selecting those who will serve our interests in the most effective manner possible. And -- allow us to weed out those who have proven to be less than competent in the past - who might be running again for an alternate office in the county.Thank you,Rick Wehner
- Democrats who are interested in running for elected positions should contact the El Paso County Democratic party. John Morris is doing candidate development and Jason DeGroot (new chair) wants to connect with potential candidates.Cyndy Kulp