Personalities and personal opinions on issues ranging from recreational marijuana and affordable housing to the ever-present topic of oil and gas were discussed during a forum for Broomfield mayoral and City Council candidates on Wednesday night.
Candidates were given a minute for introductions, where people focused their message on careers, family and views for Broomfield’s future, and then a minute to answer each question.
Access Broomfield Chamber, the Broomfield Enterprise and the League of Women Voters hosted the forum, which took place at the George Diciero City and County Building.
All 14 candidates running in the November election attended: Randy Ahrens and T.J. Cole, running for mayor; James Marsh-Holschen and Elizabeth Law-Evans for Ward 1; Sharon Tessier for Ward 2; Rick Fernandez and Deven Shaff for Ward 3; Jason Anderson, Brian Devine, Kimberly Groom and Susan Speece for Ward 4; and Guyleen Catriotta, Grayson Hofferber and Karl Honegger for Ward 5.
Carol Wood, editor of the Broomfield Enterprise and moderator of the event, asked if candidates supported Ballot Question 301, which aims to add language Home Rule Charter that will