Lin Browning, President, Evergreen Chamber of Commerce
Doug Bell, Editor, Evergreen Newspapers
Candidates: 3 minute introduction
Janet Doyle, State House District 25
Jon Keyser, State House District 25
Jack Woehr, State House District 25
Tim Neville, State Senate District 16
John Flerlage, Jefferson County Commissioner
Don Rosier, Jefferson County Commissioner
Greg Standley, Jefferson County Commissioner
Jeanne Nicholson, State Senate District 16
Describing format for remainder of meeting. Questions will be posed to each group of candidates, 3 minute response from initial candidate posed the question, 2 minute responses from following candidates, initial candidate will rotate for each question so each candidate has the opportunity for first response.
Given the improving economy, and influx of marijuana sales tax funds in the state coffers, how best should any additional revenue be spent?
@32:05 Janet Doyle responds
@34:47 Jon Keyser responds
@36:14 Jack Woehr responds
Given that state lawmakers have limited influence over federal healthcare, how should the state best manage its healthcare exchange?
@38:33 Tim Neville responds
@40:49 Jeanne Nicholson responds
How do you balance the rights of developers and private property owners to improve their properties with the rights of neighbors to enjoy their quality of life?
@43:08 John Flerlage responds
@45:17 Don Rosier responds
@47:07 Greg Standley responds
State support for higher education has waned in recent years. How should the legislature address this issue given the enormous debt college graduates are burdened with?
@49:38 Jon Keyser responds
@52:14 Jack Woehr responds
@54:02 Janet Doyle responds
To what extent should state laws regulate gun use? If your preference is for minimal regulation, how do we reduce gun violence in Colorado? If your preference is for more regulation, how do we protect our Second Amendment rights?
@57:19 Jeanne Nicholson responds
@1:00:42 Tim Neville responds
Recent years have seen funding cuts in social services nonprofits in the county as well as the library. Given these needs, what financial role should the county be playing in economic development. Specifically, what exactly does the county see as its return for dollar sent to the Jeffco Economic Development Corporation?
@1:03:25 Don Rosier responds
@1:05:36 Greg Standley responds
@1:07:16 John Flerlage responds
To what extent should the state regulate fracking and other oil and gas operations? Should local controls take precedence?
@1:09:17 Jack Woehr responds
@1:12:08 Janet Doyle responds
@1:14:23 Jon Keyser responds
What should the county decide regarding recreational marijuana sales? Should they be permitted in unincorporated areas given the potential for sales tax?
@1:16:58 Greg Standley responds
@1:19:47 John Flerlage responds
@1:20:58 Don Rosier responds
Keep hearing about funding for college education, improving high school education so kids can do better in college. Candidates please comment on vocational education, it seems to be overlooked.
@1:25:16 Tim Neville responds
@1:26:58 Jeanne Nicholson responds
@1:29:12 Don Rosier responds
@1:31:06 John Flerlage responds
@1:31:46 Janet Doyle responds
@1:33:30 Jack Woehr responds
@1:35:08 Greg Standley responds
Character, integrity, and duty:
If you are called to vote upon an issue, where would your allegiance lie in that vote? Would it be with your constituents, even if your constituents vehemently propose one side and you internally believe another side? Or would it be with your donors and your contributors, or your party? Is your job to really represent your constituents even if it is violently opposed to what you believe? Do we elect you to vote because we believe in you?
@1:38:01 Greg Standley responds
@1:40:25 Jon Keyser responds
@1:40:46 Jack Woehr responds
@1:41:25 Tim Neville responds
@1:43:33 John Flerlage responds
@1:44:27 Janet Doyle responds
@1:45:53 Jeanne Nicholson responds
@1:47:10 Don Rosier responds
Concern has to do with Illegals coming into Colorado. How it affects voting, jobs, them getting benefits. State House & Senate District candidates, would you please address that?
@1:49:46 Jack Woehr responds
@1:50:55 Jon Keyser responds
@1:52:10 Janet Doyle responds
@1:53:51 Tim Neville responds
@1:55:51 Jeanne Nicholson responds
Given the complexity of the issues that we face even at the local levels, how do I know that you are listening to me?
@1:58:37 Jack Woehr responds
@2:00:16 Janet Doyle responds
@2:01:09 Jon Keyser responds
@2:01:45 Jeanne Nicholson responds
@2:03:29 John Flerlage responds
@2:03:55 Tim Neville responds
@2:05:47 Don Rosier responds
@2:06:58 Greg Standley responds
While Jeffco has largely avoided negative experience of police in communities in Colorado and across the nation, these events undermine trust in law enforcement everywhere. What do you see as your role in mitigating those negative effects and preventing them from coming here to Jeffco?
@2:09:26 John Flerlage responds
@2:09:40 Don Rosier responds
@2:10:30 Jack Woehr responds
@2:11:03 Greg Standley responds
@2:11:51 Tim Neville responds
@2:12:41 Jeanne Nicholson responds
Abortion and access to birth control, important because we have a new version of the personhood amendment on the ballot in Colorado and also because across state legislatures we're seeing lots of initiatives to restrict access to abortion. For the State candidates: What reasonable restrictions should be placed upon access to certain forms of birth control and abortion?
@2:14:36 Jack Woehr responds
@2:14:57 Jeanne Nicholson responds
@2:15:23 Tim Neville responds
@2:16:12 Janet Doyle responds
@2:17:01 Jon Keyser responds
What are your positions on gay marriage?
@2:17:44 Jeanne Nicholson responds
@2:17:59 Jon Keyser responds
@2:18:45 Janet Doyle responds
@2:19:13 Jack Woehr responds
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Replied by coniferchambercommerce on topic Candidate Forum October 2, 2014 at 6:30pm
Evergreen Newspapers and the Evergreen Chamber of Commerce did a wonderful job organizing and conducting their Candidate Forum last week. The questions were pertinent, the candidates gave very informative responses, it was pleasantly cordial, and extremely well-attended - the house was packed.
Please remember our Candidate Q & A is tonight, and we've got the Sheriff's Candidates who were not represented at last week's debate, plus the Jeffco Commissioner Candidates. We hope to see you at Elk Creek Fire Station 1 at 6pm!
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