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.
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.
Jefferson County Councilman Bob Boyer endorses Doris Borgelt for mayor.
Editor's note: The following letter to the editor was submitted by Jeffesron County Councilman Bob Boyer. Dear Friends, I just read the latest edition of the Arnold-Imperial Leader, and I must say I am shocked! We have number of real problems in the City of Arnold. From failing sewers, to crumbling roads, to small businesses being forced to close, it's no secret that Arnold is a real mess. For some reason, local politicians, and even the editor of the local newspaper, have spent considerable time, money and energy on a smear campaign against my friend, Doris Borgelt. When my wife and I moved to the Arnold area in 2005, I started to pay attention to the local political scene. A good website for news and information at the time was …
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 …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
While many city council candidates have formed committees, only one has reported receiving a contribution so far.
The most recent round of campaign finance reports shows that most candidates running for Arnold City Council haven't raised much money for their campaigns yet. Of the seven candidates running for a city council seat, only one has reported receiving any contributions. A committee supporting Butch Cooley's campaign to become Ward 4 councilman received a $500 contribution from Hoisting Engineers Local 513. Four other candidates—Jason Fulbright (Ward 1), Phil Amato (Ward 3), Rodney Mullins (Ward 3) and Sandra Kownacki (Ward 4)—have formed committees but haven't reported receiving any contributions yet. Some candidates may have raised money in the past few weeks, but that information won't become available until March 25. That's the first …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Looking for information on the your Arnold City Council Ward 4 candidates? Here's what you need to know about Butch Cooley and Sandra Kownacki.
Patch sent all Arnold City Council candidates identical questionnaires in order to compile candidate profiles prior to the April 2 election. Click on the links below to see profiles for your Ward 4 candidates, who are listed in alphabetical order:
Cooley is one of two candidates running for the Ward 4 seat on the Arnold City Council in the April 2 election.
Patch sent all Arnold City Council candidates identical questionnaires in order to compile candidate profiles prior to the April election. Each candidate who returned the survey will be featured on the site this week alphabetically by ward. Butch Cooley, 73 (Candidate for Arnold City Council - Ward 4) Questions: 1. What do you currently see as the biggest issue facing Arnold? The biggest problem in the City currently is the fighting and negativism onthe City Council. We need to concentrate on moving the City forward, not backward. We need to focus on improving infrastructure in the city to benefit the residents and businesses. The current atmosphere of attacking and suing the City is not productive and not in the best interests of the …
Kownacki is one of two candidates running for the Ward 4 seat on the Arnold City Council in the April 2 election.
Patch sent all Arnold City Council candidates identical questionnaires in order to compile candidate profiles prior to the April election. Each candidate who returned the survey will be featured on the site this week alphabetically by ward. Sandra Kownacki, 66 (Candidate for Arnold City Council - Ward 4) Questions: 1. What do you currently see as the biggest issue facing Arnold? The biggest issues facing Arnold today are the sewer, stormwater and street problems. These are compounded by the power struggle within City government, as a lot of things are kept secretive and under wraps. There has been too much money spent on corporate welfare projects and lawsuit settlements. This money should have been spent more wisely on problems with …