There is only one major mayor race ongoing in Arapahoe County and that is Mike Coffman seeking to become mayor of his hometown of Aurora. There are six candidates in the high vote winner take-all contest to be decided at the ballot box Nov. 5.
The six candidates all have significant merit and experience, however, none match the outstanding high-level experience of former Congressman Mike Coffman who has served in the state legislature, as state treasurer, and in the United States Congress.
In addition, he has several tours of active duty as a Marine in Desert Storm and the Iraq War.
This election is important to all of Arapahoe County because of the growing influence of Aurora reaching an estimated population of 375,000 people making it the third largest city behind Denver and Colorado Springs. The voters in Aurora far exceed the population of the county’s other major cities with Centennial approaching 125,000 citizens.
The recent county election saw sweeping changes in county office holders with significant votes from Aurora voters. What is good for Aurora is ultimately good for the tax base of Arapahoe County.
This rising city covers 155 miles in size and has no boundaries to growth going Eastward. Aurora now plays host to the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, the largest medical center in Colorado. It is home to Buckley Air Force base and has much of the land surrounding the Denver International Airport.
While in Congress Coffman had a major influence in funding and reaching a final successful conclusion on the new new VA Hospital that is now open for our veterans.
If you start adding up where he could be influential, start with his city upbringing in local schools. He has strong connections to state government and its massive budgets and fiscal programs for housing and social services. He has expertise in military matters, having served on the House Military Affairs Committee. He is a perfect tailer-made suit for the present and future growth of his hometown.
He is not only perfect for Aurora but all cities in Arapahoe County can benefit from him winning the election and our county government officials will have a powerful ally in state and national government.
We urge a strong vote in support of Mike Coffman for Mayor for the good of Aurora, Arapahoe County, and Colorado.
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