Friday, May 10, 2013
Ken Waller will pursue a second term in 2014, he announced last week.
Ken Waller will seek re-election as County Executive instead of running for a state senate seat in 2014, he announced in a news release last week. Waller briefly considered a run for the 22nd District Senate seat, according to the news release. He was elected as the county's first the County Executive in 2010. “I definitely feel we’re better off now than when I started out my term – both fiscally and organizationally,” Waller told Leader Publications. He said he is making job creation and retention a priority. "As we look to the future, it is no secret that jobs are essential to the stability of our residents and our County," he said in the release. "We want job creators to know that Jefferson County welcomes their business and wants to …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Very few details about the disturbance could be confirmed with the Arnold Police Department.
A vocal opponent of Ward 1 Councilwoman Doris Borgelt said he witnessed her harrassing a group of campaigners outside of an Arnold polling place on Tuesday. Mike Evans, an Arnold resident who has publicly shared his criticism of Borgelt, said a group of teens held signs opposing Borgelt outside the polling place at the Fox C-6 Service Center on Jeffco Boulevard. Evans said he saw Borgelt pull several of her campaign signs out of the ground before running up to the group, shaking her signs and yelling. Borgelt, who lost a bid for the mayoral seat, declined to be interviewed. Very few details could be confirmed with the Arnold Police Department on Wednesday morning. Maj. Nick McBroom confirmed that officers responded to the polling place …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Counts garnered 2036 votes compared to challenger Doris Borgelt's 922, according to unofficial election results. Here's an update on the other candidates and ballot issue.
Ron Counts will serve as Arnold's mayor another four years. Counts received 2036 votes compared to challenger Doris Borgelt's 922, according to unofficial election results from the Jefferson County Clerk's Office. Patch was on hand at Counts' watch party at Ponderosa in Arnold when the reults came in. We requested information so we could attend Borgelt's watch party, but she declined to comment on where it would be. "I had a wonderful group of people behind me in the campaign and I want to thank each and every one of you," Counts said, after the results were announced. "We've got to bring our city back, and we've got some really good people on board to move Arnold forward." Counts was referring to the candidates who won the election on the…
A disturbance broke out between Mayoral Candidate Doris Borgelt and a group holding signs opposing her campaign at the Fox C-6 Service Center.
A disturbance broke out around 6:30 p.m. between a group of teens holding signs opposing Mayoral Candidate Doris Borgelt and the candidate herself. It happened at the Fox C-6 Service Center on Jeffco Boulevard. Mike Evans said he witnessed the incident unfold. He told Patch Borgelt ripped several of her campaign signs out of the ground, ran up to the group and began shaking her signs at them and yelling. "I was worried about the safety of the kids because they were right at the corner of Jeffco Boulevard and the entrance to the center," Evans said. "I just felt bad that she was harassing them." Anthony Burgio, the owner of We Buy Gold in Arnold, said one of the teens called him to come help with the incident. Burgio claims Borgelt has …
The polls opened at 6 a.m., and so far, there have been no reports of lines.
Voter turnout in Arnold has been slow, but steady. Patch stopped by two polling locations this morning - Immaculate Conception Church and the Fox C-6 Service Center. The polls opened at 6 a.m. and workers at both sites told Patch there haven't been any lines. However, they noted that it may get busier around the lunch hour and after people get off from work. Ken and Julia Quinton hit the poll at the Fox Service Center around 9:15 a.m. They said the mayor's race was one of the biggest reasons they came out to vote. John Pogorzelski, another voter, said, "I'm here to vote for what's best for the city. Hopefully, we'll be able to stop some of this internal fighting." The polls close at 7 p.m. Stay tuned to Patch for updates on results.
Bookmark this page for quick access to find out who won the mayoral, city council and school board races and for the results on the Rock Community Fire District bond issue.
Arnold voters go to the polls Tuesday to elect a new mayor and four city council members. Voters in the Fox School District will be deciding on candidates to fill two seats on the district's Board of Education. And, there is a decision to make on a bond issue for the Rock Community Fire Protection District. This is the place where we'll be updating vote totals as they come in on contested races after polls close at 7 p.m. Need a last-minute refresher on the candidates or ballot issue? Check out our April 2 Election Guide. See related stories:
Monday, April 1, 2013
The April 2 election is Tuesday. Here's what you need to know about the candidates and propositions you'll see on the ballot.
Friday, March 29, 2013
The most recent campaign finance reports show that Mayor Ron Counts' campaign committee has raised over $12,000 more than challenger Doris Borgelt's.
In his bid for re-election, Mayor Ron Counts' campaign committee has outraised challenger Ward 1 Councilwoman Doris Borgelt's by more than $12,000. That's according to campaign finance reports filed with the Jefferson County Clerk's office in the past week. Documents show that Counts' committee has raised $14,699 compared to Borgelt's $2,125. In addition to donations from supporters, those numbers include loans from each candidate. Counts loaned $1,300 to the committee last September and Borgelt loaned $1,100 to hers on March 5. More information on contributors to both campaigns is available in a table below. Counts' committee spent $10,338 on printing, signs, postage, food and advertisements. (Disclosure: Patch is among the companies …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The federal lawsuit claims that City Attorney Bob Sweeney and City Clerk Diane Waller illegally removed Missey's name from the April 2 ballot for political reasons.
Shaun Missey is suing Arnold and two of its employees/representatives for disqualifying him from running for the Ward 1 seat in the April 2 election. Chet Pleban, Missey's attorney, filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday claiming that City Attorney Bob Sweeney and City Clerk Diane Waller illegally removed Missey's name from the April 2 ballot for political reasons. The petition states, "...Sweeney is a political ally of Mayor Ron Counts and has a financial interest in Counts and his political allies maintaining a majority on the council so that Sweeney is not replaced as the city attorney as he was in December 2009." It continues, "The defendants Sweeney and Waller removed Missey from the ballot for a pretexual reason to ensure that Counts'/…
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The 2013 election is Tuesday, April 2. Are you prepared? Here's what you need to know about the candidates and propositions you'll see on the ballot.
The 2013 election is Tuesday, April 2. Are you ready? If not, Patch has you covered. Here is a rundown of the major races and proposition in the area. To learn more about the candidates and the proposition, simply click on the links. To view your sample ballot, visit the Secretary of State website. CITY OF ARNOLD In Arnold the mayoral position and one seat in each of the city's four wards is up for grabs. Arnold Mayor (Four-year term) Arnold City Council - Ward 1 (Two-year term) Arnold City Council - Ward 2 (Two-year term) Arnold City Council - Ward 3 (Two-year term) Arnold City Council - Ward 4 (Two-year term) FOX SCHOOL DISTRICT In the Fox School District, voters will decide on two three-year seats on the Board of Education. There are …