Overview

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Here’s my collection of links and information related to the 2019 Boulder City Council elections. I’m trying to keep this opinion-free and unbiased, so feel free to call me out if it’s not.

I set this document to read-only, but viewers should be able to add comments. Please add comments if you see errors or have additional links to add.

This document is getting rather long. That’s a good thing. More information is generally better. But if you’re not sure where to start or feeling overwhelmed, I’d suggest the Media Coverage section (especially the voteboulder.co site) and the first 15-30 minutes of the League of Women Voters Candidate Forum.

If you prefer to see the information organized by candidate, someone else has compiled this similar document.

Why vote?

In 2019 alone, Boulder City Council has made decisions about or given city staff guidance on the following issues. If you care about any of these, you should care about who is representing your voice on council.

  • Affordable housing​
  • Energy offset for marijuana businesses ​
  • Homeless shelters
  • Airbnb regulations ​
  • Flood mitigation ​
  • Funding climate goals ​
  • Filling seats on boards & commissions​
  • Budget priorities
  • Municipalization funding ​
  • Whether or not 5G is a health risk ​
  • Racism ​
  • Electric scooters and bikes​
  • Building codes​
  • Prairie Dogs​
  • Flood mitigation ​
  • Bike infrastructure
  • Pedestrian safety initiatives

Official Information  

  • CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION
  • Register to vote
  • Student voting guidelines
  • City of Boulder elections website
  • Election committee reports
  • Election committee summary reports
  • City videos of candidates

Events  

  • Upcoming
  • Events calendar by Boulder Progressives (not just their events)
  • Past
  • Boulder Chamber candidate forum video (bad audio/video quality, but here ya go)
  • NAACP candidate forum video
  • anyone have a link to this? I couldn’t find it
  • Plan Boulder County Candidate Forums (videos from 3 different days)
  • Boulder County Arts Alliance candidate forum
  • League of Women Voters of Boulder County, candidate forum:

Media Coverage  

  • Boulder Beat
  • Candidate profiles (added in order they’re published)
  • Daily Camera  
  • Articles tagged “2019 Election”
  • KGNU Radio
  • Richard Valenty
  • Bldr Fly

Twitter

Here’s a list of all the candidates I could find on Twitter. Interact with them yourself and see how they engage with their followers.

Groups Making Endorsements

  • Open Boulder  
  • Better Boulder  
  • Boulder Progressives  
  • Save South Boulder  
  • Together for Boulder
  • PLAN Boulder County
  • Boulder Chamber of Commerce  
  • The Coalition  
  • South Boulder Creek Action Group
  • Boulder Weekly
  • Daily Camera

Candidate Websites

Personal opinion here: many of the candidates sound very similar on their websites. Everyone cares about everything. I think media coverage related to past actions on issues and any interviews/forums are likely to be much more useful in weighing which candidates should get your vote.

  • Aaron Brockett
  • Adam Swetlik
  • Andy Celani
  • ?
  • Benita Duran
  • Bob Yates
  • Brian Dolan
  • Corina Julca
  • Gala Wilhelmina Orba
  • Junie Joseph
  • Mark McIntyre
  • Mark Wallach
  • Nikki McCord
  • Paul Cure
  • Rachel Friend
  • Susan Peterson

List of Candidates (as of 2019-10-06)

Source: https://election.bouldercolorado.gov/report.php?report=candidateList&electionID=18

Certified Candidates

Ballot Name:

Name:

Certified Date:

Matching:

Address:

Email/Website:

Aaron Brockett

Aaron Brockett

08/08/2019

Yes

1601 Yellow Tine Avenue

Boulder, CO 80304

aaronboulder@gmail.com

https://www.brockett4council.org

Adam Swetlik

Adam Swetlik

08/06/2019

Yes

645 Manhattan Place, #112

Boulder, CO 80303

adamswetlikforboulder@gmail.com

adamswetlikforboulder.com

Andy Celani

Andrew Celani

08/22/2019

No

1665 Lombardy Drive

Boulder, CO 80304

smoothmotors@gmail.com

Benita Duran

Benita Duran

08/06/2019

Yes

541 Iris Avenue

Boulder, CO 80304

duran4citycouncil@gmail.com

www.BenitaforBoulder.com

Bob Yates

Robert Yates

08/06/2019

No

3820 Cloverleaf Drive

Boulder, CO 80304

bobyatesboulder@gmail.com

bobyatesboulder.com

Brian Dolan

Brian Dolan

08/07/2019

Yes

2810 6th Street

Boulder, CO 80304

dolanb26@hotmail.com

briandolanforcouncil.com

Corina Julca

Corina Julca

08/22/2019

Yes

2995 Glenwood Drive, Apt. 318

Boulder, CO 80301

corinaforboulder@yahoo.com

Gala Wilhelmina Orba

Gala Orba

08/06/2019

No

1880 Alpine Avenue,, #1

Boulder, CO 80304

info@galaforcitycouncil.org

www.galaforcitycouncil.org

Junie Joseph

Junie Joseph

08/06/2019

Yes

1350 20th Street, A-24

Boulder, CO 80302

junieforboulder@gmail.com

Junieforboulder.com

Mark McIntyre

Mark McIntyre

08/06/2019

Yes

1475 Moss Rock Place

Boulder, CO 80304

mark@markmcintyre.me

markforcouncil.com

Mark Wallach

Mark Wallach

08/06/2019

Yes

1445 King Avenue

Boulder, CO 80302

mark@wallachforcouncil.com

www.wallachforcouncil.com

Nikki McCord

Nikki McCord

08/06/2019

Yes

2654 Kalmia Avenue

Boulder, CO 80304

Nikki@NikkiWithBoulder.com

www.nikkiwithboulder.com

Paul Cure

Paul Cure

08/23/2019

No

865 Lincoln Place

Boulder, CO 80302

paul.cure@gmail.com

www.paulcure.com

Rachel Friend

Rachel Friend

08/06/2019

Yes

4895 Qualla Drive

Boulder, CO 80303

friend4boulder@gmail.com

Susan Peterson

Susan Peterson

08/06/2019

Yes

350 Quail Circle

Boulder, CO 80304

susan@susanforcitycouncil.com

susanforcitycouncil.com

15 Certified Candidates

Withdrew Candidate

Ballot Name:

Name:

Certified Date:

Matching:

Address:

Phone:

Email/Website:

Tamar Stone

J. Tamar Stone

08/07/2019

No

4522 13th Street, Unit E

Boulder, CO 80304

campaign@stoneforcouncil.com

www.stoneforcouncil.com

1 Withdrew Candidate

Uncertified Candidate

Ballot Name:

Name:

Certified Date:

Matching:

Address:

Phone:

Email/Website:

Jared Kazuba

Jared Kaszuba

Not Certified

No

3735 Martin Drive

Boulder, CO 80305

Contact me

If you see any errors, have suggestions about things to add, or general questions and comments, please reach out.

Thomas Wells

thomascwells@gmail.com 

https://twitter.com/thmscwlls