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Candidates for CU Regent 2016

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Elected Officials and Polit' started by Buffnik, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I figured the AB members would be interested in some quick profiles of those running.

    We have 3 seats on the 9-member CU Regent Board up for election. 1st District (Denver + parts of JeffCo & ArapahoeCo), 4th District (DouglasCO) and At-Large.

    AllBuffs is non-partisan. It is also a CU sports message board, so the driving issue is the candidate's support level for CU athletics. On that issue, Lucky Vidmar in District 1 is a no-brainer, Sue Sharkey in District 4 has strongly earned another term, and in the at-large race both candidates are supportive of athletics with Ganahl being more strongly vocal about it but either seeming like they would be supporters on the Board of CU athletics initiatives.

    Here are your candidates:

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    1st Congressional District

    Lucky Vidmar (D)
    He has posted here and we know he's a strong supporter of CU Athletics.
    He's @Lucky Vidmar on AllBuffs.
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/luckyforcu
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LuckyForCU/
    Website: http://www.vidmarforcolorado.com/

    John "Jack" Kroll (D)
    Here is the opening of his website's statement of his positions on issues:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/kroll_jack
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/krollforcolorado/
    Website: http://krollforcolorado.com/

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    4th Congressional District

    Suzanne "Sue" Sharkey (R) - Incumbent
    Chair of Capital Improvements Subcommittee & part of 9-0 vote to approve the Athletic Facilities Plan.
    Her statement about her vote:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sharkey4Regent
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sue-Sharkey-for-CU-Regent-179339836155/
    Website: http://sharkey4regent.com/#bio

    Bob Owens (D)
    I could find almost nothing about him besides his bio on the DougCO Dems page.
    Bio (scroll about halfway down): http://www.douglasdemocrats.org/2016-election
    Twitter: ???
    Facebook: ???
    Website: ???

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    CU Regent At-Large

    Heidi Ganahl (R)
    She summed up her position on what AllBuffs cares about today:

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/heidiganahl
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hganahl
    Website: http://heidiganahl.com/

    Alice Madden (D)
    Definitely a CU sports fan (got engaged at a CU football game).
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Madden4CU
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/madden4cu/
    Website: http://www.madden4cu.com/
     
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  2. Buffalo Brad

    Buffalo Brad Club Member Club Member

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    Let's just make sure Kroll the troll loses.
     
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  3. SD Buff

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    Have met Heidi. She is definitely someone Buff fans would be happy with.
     
  4. SuperiorBuff

    SuperiorBuff Well-Known Member

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    Heidi is extremely pro CU, she donates a ton, is active with a couple of different programs and is a former business school board member. She would make a great regent.
     
  5. skibum

    skibum Peed in your Cheerios. Club Member

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    This.

    If you live in the 1st district, vote against him and tell your friends, family & neighbors to vote against him.

    Luckily it's pretty easy to remember the name of the guy you and they should be voting for.
     
  6. Idot Buff

    Idot Buff Club Member Club Member

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    She followed me on Twitter yesterday. Love her message.
     
  7. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    I did reach out to Alice to see if she could give a comment, and she did respond that she will provide some feedback for us.
     
  8. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Should we move this to the football forum? Cause it's not our usual political nonsense, it's important. Jack Kroll or Lucky Vidmar are my choices, so I think I know how I'm gonna vote :LOL:
     
  9. BuffNut99

    BuffNut99 Club Member Club Member

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    Carrigan is running for Denver DA, so another seat could open up.
     
  10. skibum

    skibum Peed in your Cheerios. Club Member

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    A redirect thread should be put into the most popular forums to bring people to this thread. It should also be highlighted on the front page, etc.

    I know I'm beating a drum many of you have heard before, but getting the right regents elected is, quite simply, the biggest impact thing you can do to help CU. So do it.

    Also, I just managed to get a vote for Lucky, even though I don't live there - an email from one of my best friends: "I will happily vote for Lucky for you! I actually received the ballot and a flyer on Lucky yesterday. I may not vote for anything else this year."
     
  11. sackman

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    I was going to make a snarky comment about how bad things are when we have to depend on Snow to make the right choice in the voting booth.

    However, this is actually kind of important. The only guy we really need to make sure gets defeated is Kroll. If you live in the first CD, and you're registered Democrat (and who isn't in that district?) do the right thing.
     
  12. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Living in Boulder, my only vote will be for At-Large. But I'm going to do what I can to support other Regent candidates who value athletics at CU. We do have a voice here. It's important that we use it and make it very clear that when a Regent candidate understands the importance of athletic excellence at CU that this political position brings a significant bloc of positive publicity, votes and donations.
     
  13. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    I live in the 4th. Sue Sharkey has been a good Regent as far as I know. She's seeking a second term and has been around through the recent AD expansion. I don't recall hearing any objections coming from her. The 4th is like the 1st, only in reverse. She doesn't have a Republican opponent in the primary, so she should be a shoe-in. Not a lot of Democrats on the Eastern Plains.
     
  14. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    SIAP but looks like Kroll beat Vidmar.

    "I look forward to serving the students of Colorado in order to make the CU system more accessible and affordable to all," Kroll posted on his campaign Facebook page. "I will fight to make make sure we don't spend more money on renovating the football stadium than we do on financial aid for students."
     
  16. J.R. Ewing

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    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    Great....
     
  18. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    That's not good. How the ****!?
     
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    TimmyDUBs Dirty haole Club Member

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    **** you!
     
  20. TSchekler

    TSchekler Darth's Hero Club Member

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    Calm down, you guys...
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  21. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    No Republican challenger either. ****
     
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    TSchekler Darth's Hero Club Member

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    Football games are a great way to wind down from a busy week of work and study?!?! What a ****ing loser!
     
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  23. SuperiorBuff

    SuperiorBuff Well-Known Member

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    Why isn't it a conflict of interest for someone working for CU to also be a regent?
     
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    Jack is an avid fan of all Colorado sports teams, but is exceptionally passionate about the Colorado Rockies and CU Buff basketball. He also enjoys reading, yoga and backpacking.

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    I guess he's just mad we didn't renovate the basketball stadium?
     
  25. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    That's it, I'm running next time.
     
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    TSchekler Darth's Hero Club Member

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    Can someone explain how this is the case for the renovations?
     
  27. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    He loves CU football so much he wants to gut the program.

    Swell. Just goes to show you can never depend on Democrats to do the right thing.
     
  28. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    What a f'ing moron. He thinks there's this giant pile of money that can be divided up between facilities upgrades and student financial aid. How on Gods Green Earth did this idiot get elected?
     
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    TSchekler Darth's Hero Club Member

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    Because he says things like, "We can end gun violence". No you ****ing can't idiot.
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  30. J.R. Ewing

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    What a giant tool
     

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