Politics

Greenwood Village will have a competitive election in November

BY FREDA MIKLINGOVERNMENTAL REPORTER Although candidates have until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 23 to turn in their petitions with at least 20 valid signatures to be a candidate for Greenwood Village City Council, it is already clear as of August 16 that there will be competitive elections in at least three of GV’s four …

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Colorado independent redistricting commission meets in Aurora

BY FREDA MIKLINGOVERNMENTAL REPORTER On July 28, a joint meeting of the Independent Colorado Congressional and Legislative Redistricting Commissions met at Aurora Community College for three hours. Nearly all 24 commissioners were present live or virtually. Commissioner Danny Moore told The Villager that he volunteered for the redistricting commission because he believes it is“one of …

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2021 marks Colorado’s first experience with non-partisan redistricting

BY FREDA MIKLINGOVERNMENTAL REPORTER Redistricting is the term that describes the process that occurs everywhere in the United States every ten years after the U.S. Census, which is required by the Constitution of the United States, is completed. It reapportions the Congressional districts in each state and all the state legislative districts, based on the …

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Republican legislators report to GOP regulars on the 2021 general assembly

BY FREDA MIKLINGOVERNMENTAL REPORTER Republican state Sen. Jim Smallwood of Douglas County and Rep. Rod Bockenfeld, the sole GOP representative from Arapahoe County in the state House, shared their experiences from the just-completed legislative session with 60 members of the Arapahoe County Republican Breakfast Club at Maggiano’s DTC on July 7. Smallwood, who is minority …

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Dustin Zvonek hopes to bring government experience to Aurora Council

BY FREDA MIKLINGOVERNMENTAL REPORTER Before serving on the City of Aurora’s Citizens Advisory Budget Committee, Dustin Zvonek ran the Aurora district office for Mayor Mike Coffman when Coffman was a Member of Congress. Before that, he was a policy director at the state legislature for the state senate minority leader. A husband and a father …

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