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Do Your Homework



The ballots are here and it’s time to vote in the Boulder municipal election. But first, educate yourself about the who and the what. As in past elections, the Blue Line has pulled together the resources to help you do your homework before casting your vote.

The Community Questionnaire


Use the query utility on our election page to read the candidates’ answers. Click on this image to take you there.

Research the candidates’ positions on dozens of issues, identified by dozens of community organizations, with our Community Questionnaire tool. Find out who does and doesn’t support 300 and 301, where the candidates land on occupancy limits, who supports municipalization, how they intend to reach underrepresented voters, whether dogs and bikes should have more access to open space, what they think about Boulder Junction, how they might help seniors age in place and lots of other issues. Give it a try—it’s kinda fun.

Candidate Profiles

Reporter Brittany Anas

Reporter Brittany Anas

We engaged former Daily Camera reporter Brittany Anas to write profiles of each of the candidates, with instructions to find out more about the candidates’ backgrounds, what brought them to Boulder and what motivates them. Check out the profiles by clicking on a link in the table below. And, if you haven’t already, read reporter Erica Meltzer’s excellent articles about her walkabouts with the candidates in the Daily Camera.

Aaron BrockettJulie McCabe
Jan BurtonLisa Morzel
Cindy CarlisleKeith Percy
Don CoteTim Plass
Ed JabariJyotsna Raj
Suzanne JonesBill Rigler
Jared KaszubaCha Cha Spinrad
Michael KruteckBob Yates
Leonard May

Ballot Issues

Read the pros and cons of ballot measures 300 and 301 by the folks leading the efforts.

Candidate Websites

In their own words:

Aaron Brockettaaronboulder@gmail.com
Jan Burtonjan@janforboulder.com
Cindy Carlislecacarlisle@msn.com
Don Cotedoncote07@gmail.com
Ed Jabariedjabari@hotmail.com
Suzanne Jonesjones@suzannejonesforcouncil.com
Jared Kaszubakaszubaforcitycouncil@yahoo.com
Michael Kruteckmlkruteck@gmail.com
Leonard Mayjustsaymay@mayforcouncil.org
Julie McCabejmcc526@gmail.com
Lisa Morzellisamorzel@gmail.com
Keith Percykapwrit@hotmail.com
Tim Plasstim.plass@gmail.com
Jyotsna Rajjyotsnaraj51@gmail.com
Bill Riglerbill@riglerforcitycouncil.com
Cha Cha Spinradchachas2005@gmail.com
Bob Yatesbobyatesboulder@gmail.com

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