Don Knight ideal for District 1
On April 2, the voters of District 1 have a truly outstanding candidate for City Council. I have known and worked with Don Knight since 1986 and he embodies every value we now need in our city government.
He’s a long-time resident of Rockrimmon whose exceptional record with the military and industry set him apart as a caring, honorable, common-sense leader highly respected by all. In the 25-plus years I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Don, he’s always put the needs of others first and now thankfully he’s being called to serve the needs of the citizens of District 1.
Don’s top priorities are to ensure effective flood mitigation
watershed protection/reforestation in response to the Waldo Canyon fire, to retain and attract businesses to help grow and strengthen our local economy, and help our graduates find good jobs here in our community.
He’s an independent thinker who listens first and then will challenge other members of City Council to get it right for the people he represents. Please visit his website at DonKnightForD1.com and join me in electing Don Knight as our voice for District 1.
Jeff Norton, Colorado Springs
Supporting Angela Dougan
Since the election, liberals at all levels of government seem to be emboldened as if they have a broad mandate of the public. They don’t. This is the time for conservative leadership in our country and in our local government. We need leaders who have the courage to defend the founding principles of our nation: limited government, personal freedom and personal responsibility.
For these reasons, I am supporting Angela Dougan for Colorado Springs City Council.
Michael Bullock, Colorado Springs
Dougan is the real deal
The upcoming City Council election will be the most important one in the history of Colorado Springs.
We are fortunate to have Angela Dougan running for re-election in District 2. I have known Angela since 2006, and she is a dedicated protector of taxpayers and utility ratepayers.
Angela stood solid against the proposed giveaway of Memorial Hospital. Her efforts resulted in a true home run for our city in the fact that University of Colorado Hospital will run Memorial and as a bonus, put a branch medical school at UCCS!
Angela has a proven record over the last two years on City Council of protecting tax payers and rate payers.
We have the real deal in Angela Dougan. Let’s keep her right where she is, representing the people of council District 2.
Andy McElhany, Colorado Springs
Dougan has the vision
Vision! What is our vision for Colorado Springs? Where do we want to be? What kind of employment opportunities do we want for our community and our children? Think about it. What is our vision for five, 10 and 20 years down the road? What is your vision?
We need City Council members who will look to both our present and our future. We need a council that will look at the whole picture and not just what rhetoric will get them elected.
We need to make Colorado Springs the place for employers because the best people to do the job are in Colorado Springs and we are the best community to live in. Angela Dougan is the City Council member who has vision.
Over the past two years Angela has attended over 300 City Council meetings missing perhaps a dozen; most due to family events. She does her homework; researching topics including making phone calls and visits to gather information.
Angela wants a bright future for Colorado Springs. She makes sure our tax dollars are spent wisely.
Angela votes based on facts, fiscal responsibility and what is best for our community as a whole.
Vote Angela Dougan for City Council to ensure a bright future for Colorado Springs!
Marie Renner, Colorado Springs
Choose a different path this time
In this City Council election, we finally have the opportunity to change the image of our town.
The candidates always promise to do more to attract young people… if it can be done without having to change anything of substance.
The candidates always promise to bring high-paying jobs, but history tells us they don’t understand how to do that. So they hire someone to do a study and tell us how to become a cool city like Austin or Portland, but the requirements must be too much because they never get implemented.
But this time we can bring about change. Brandy Williams is brilliant, Jill Gaebler is a refreshing voice of hope and action, Bill Murray is sensible and reliable.
Or you can keep the same hateful antiquated thinking of Ed Bircham, Bernie Herpin, Angela Dougan.
Please choose a different path this time. For the sake of our city.
Carolyn Cathey, Colorado Springs
Don Knight ideal for District 1