Aaron Brockett: As an incumbent, Brockett has established himself as a voice of reason and compassion based on his voting record on Boulder issues. He has consistently advocated for families and younger people, renters and the housing insecure, and improving transportation connections for bicycles and pedestrians.We look forward to seeing Brockett re-elected so he can continue to put his even-handed, fair-minded, objective leadership to work in service of the people, the city and the region. https://brockett4council.org
The Coalition and its member groups took a long look at candidates interested in running for Boulder City Council to formulate our endorsements. This was a very open process that included in person interviews with our member organizations and engaged individuals. As well as participation in the "Raucous Caucus" which gave the public audience a change to see, hear and weigh in on which candidates demonstrated leadership and represented their values.
Benita Duran: A former Boulder Assistant City Manager, Duran has been a city resident and civic leader for over 25 years. She has served on the boards of the YWCA, Family Learning Center, Intercambio, Attention Homes and Watershed School, as well as the Community Foundation of Boulder, the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, Boulder Community Health, and the State Economic Development Commission. She has practical ideas for addressing Boulder’s housing-economic-environmental-transportation linked issues. https://www.benitaforboulder.com
Rachel Friend: Friend practices law, teaches in the Criminal Justice field at Front Range Community College and provides pro bono legal representation to asylum seekers detained in Aurora, CO. Locally, she is best known for her leadership to get Council to pass an assault rifle ban and her efforts to get the current council to effectively address flood mitigation through the CU South annexation process to protect residents health and safety. She sees everything through the lens of imminent climate crisis and advocates decisive action in all areas to address key challenges and that those actions be based on accurate and relevant data. https://friend4boulder.org
Junie Joseph: Joseph will bring a number of fresh perspectives to the Boulder City Council. With an established record advocating for human rights in Colorado and internationally. She believes that housing plays a major role in the forms of inequality seen and experienced in Boulder and advocates for greater housing opportunities. Junie’s goals also include improved transit options, championing social justice, better programming for the homeless, government efficiency, open space management and protecting the environment. https://junieforboulder.org
Mark McIntyre: A leader in our community, a 42-year Boulder resident and CU graduate, McIntyre currently serves on the Transportation Advisory Board, and was appointed to the Boulder Campaign Finance Working Group after the 2017 election, creating what is now Boulder’s Campaign Finance code. McIntyre’s top issues are housing, transportation, and open space. He has taken strong stands to promote social justice, increase economic vitality, and support CU South flood mitigation. As a member of TAB, McIntyre was instrumental in creating the opportunity for advanced multi-use road construction on the North Broadway redevelopment project. https://www.markforcouncil.com