CONTRIBUTED BY MIKE FOR MAYOR
Aurora Mayor Bob LeGare recently announced that he is endorsing former Congressman Mike Coffman as the best choice to succeed him for Mayor of the City of Aurora in the upcoming November election.
“Today, I’m proud to announce my endorsement of Mike Coffman for Mayor of the City of Aurora. I’ve known Mike for over 35 years and I know that he will make a great mayor because he has the leadership, the dedication, and the vision to keep our city moving in the right direction,” said LeGare.
LeGare, a longtime Aurora resident, was first elected to the Aurora City Council in 1995 serving for two four-year terms. After an eight-year absence from the Aurora City Council, LeGare was again elected to the Aurora City Council in 2011 and re-elected in 2015. Following the death of Mayor Steve Hogan last year, LeGare was selected by the City Council to be the Mayor and to complete Hogan’s final four-year term that will be up in December of this year.
LeGare said that he first me Coffman in the early 1980’s, just after Coffman returned to Aurora from having served overseas in the Marines. They got to know each other while serving on the Government Affairs Committee for the Aurora Board of Realtors. LeGare was involved in real estate in Aurora at the time while Coffman was an associate member of the Aurora Board of Realtors, having just started his property management firm.
“What impresses me the most about Mike is his background of leadership in the military, as an Aurora-based small business owner, and in leading two departments of state government as their executive director. Aurora is now the 3rd largest city in Colorado and the 54th largest city in the United States and Mike’s proven leadership will be needed to help shape Aurora’s future,” said LeGare.
Coffman, 64, grew up in Aurora and attended Aurora Public Schools. He dropped out of high school at the end of his junior year to enlist in the U.S. Army, where he earned a high school diploma through an Army program and later graduated from the University of Colorado. Coffman is a combat veteran with a combined 21 years of military service between the U.S. Army, the Army Reserve, the U.S. Marine Corps and the Marine Corps Reserve. Coffman has been a longtime member of the Aurora Chamber of Commerce and was a partner in an Aurora-based property management firm for 17 years. Coffman has held the elected offices of State Representative, State Senator, State Treasurer, Colorado Secretary of State, and U.S. Representative.
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