Community activist Dave Chandler has recently announced his candidacy for Mayor in the coming November Arvada City Council elections. Here is a copy of his press release:
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Friday, June 19, 2015
Chandler for Arvada Mayor
Dave Chandler, well-known and long-time community advocate, is a candidate for mayor of Arvada.
“I am confident that Arvadans want to keep our city a special place: family-friendly, small town atmosphere, easygoing with neighborly local shops and businesses.”
“I am running for mayor to offer that direction for Arvada.”
That is in stark contrast, Chandler says, to the path the incumbent mayor and city council are pursuing.
“We can keep Arvada a quality community or we can let it slip away into just another unremarkable, humdrum suburb. Vote for me to keep Arvada’s valuable character, or vote for the other guy and get more traffic, more gridlock, more high density housing, and more neglect of our streets.”
Election day is Tuesday, November 3, 2015; all balloting is by mail.
Chandler emphasized how important this city election is.
“We are at a critical point in Arvada.”
“We need more respect for our own Arvada community character. I am flat out against the efforts by the incumbent mayor through the Arvada Urban Renewal Authority to turn our town into an overcrowded, congested extension of Denver — I like Denver, but I live here because I like it here, this is our home.”
“We can be innovative and bring Arvada fully into the 21st century while still keeping this city committed to its history and traditions. We can make a good start on that by sticking to free enterprise and free markets and ending the recent spate of government tax subsidies and land give-aways to private developers and corporations.”
Chandler ran for mayor four years ago and ran for council before in the mid-1990s.
“I’m principled and determined. I’ll never give up defending the Arvada taxpayer. I’ll never stop working to make Arvada city government as good and as honest as its citizens.”
Dave is a founding member of Arvada for All the People, a grassroots citizens group advocating for integrity, transparency and diversity in local government.
Mr. Chandler is fifty-eight years old; he has been married for 28 years and has two grown children. He is a summa cum laude graduate from Metropolitan State University of Denver. Dave and his family have resided in Arvada since 1991. In recent years Dave has been a work-at-home dad, a free lance writer, and an artist painting at Le Chaundeler.com. Dave is an enthusiastic member of the Denver Art Museum and a monthly contributor to the Colorado Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Contributions can be made at: http://www.MayorDave.us/contribute
More information at: http://www.MayorDave.us
Contact: Email: Dave@MayorDave.us
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[Editor’s note: The Citizens for a Livable Ralston Community does not endorse candidates for public office. However, we often post candidacy announcements, press releases, interviews and questionnaire responses for those running for office. And we encourage our members to actively support whatever candidate they choose during elections.]