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Municipal Ballot for November 5 Election 
 

2013 Coordinated Election Results

Ballots will be mailed to registered voters on October 15 and voters must return completed ballots by November 5 at 7 p.m. Alternately, voters can deposit completed ballots at drop box locations, including Thornton City Clerk’s office, or can vote at Adams County’s vote centers.

Following is the list of Candidates as they will appear on the ballot:

Position Name Address Phone Email
Ward 1 Mack Goodman 9250 Hoffman Way 303-287-8662 mackg35@aol.com
Ward 2 Val Vigil 9908 Garfield Court 303-457-0667 valvigil@valvigil.com
Ward 3 Sam Nizam 4660 Summit Grove Parkway 303-255-2795 samnizam@gmail.com
Write In Candidate
Ward 4 Adam Matkowsky 13352 Franklin Street 303-601-2917 nineoadam@msn.com
Janifer "Jan" Kulmann 1957 East 167th Drive 303-954-0821 jan4Thornton@yahoo.com

 

 

    There is one ballot issue, one  ballot question, and four Charter amendment questions that will appear on the November 5 ballot:

    • Ballot Issue 2B:WITHOUT RAISING ADDITIONAL TAXES, SHALL THE EXISTING .25% SALES AND USE TAX FOR OPEN SPACE, RECREATION AND PARKS PURPOSES BE EXTENDED FROM ITS CURRENT TERMINATION DATE OF DECEMBER 31, 2018 TO DECEMBER 31, 2038 WITH SUCH TAX REVENUES TO BE USED FOR OPEN SPACE,  PARKS, RECREATION, SENIOR FACILITIES, SPORTS FIELDS, BUILDINGS OF HISTORIC, ARTISTIC OR CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE, TRAILS, PASSIVE PARKS, WATER BODIES, WILDLIFE HABITAT, AND WATER AND MINERAL RIGHTS ASSOCIATED WITH A PROPERTY, AND CONSTRUCTION, REPLACEMENT OR REHABILITATION OF APPURTENANT FACILITIES, DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT, EQUIPMENT AND MAINTENANCE (EXCLUDING  CITY STAFF COMPENSATION); AND PROVIDED THAT NO MORE THAN 20% OF THE TOTAL ANNUAL REVENUES FROM THE TAX MAY BE SPENT ON OR RESERVED FOR MAINTENANCE COSTS AND PROVIDED THAT THE EXPENDITURE OF THE REVENUES FROM THE TAX IN EACH YEAR SHALL BE BASED ON ADVICE FROM CITY BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS AS ADOPTED IN MASTER PLANS BY THE CITY COUNCIL?”
    • Ballot Question No. 2C: EXTENDING TERM LIMITS - “To promote long-range planning and effective government and provide consistency with the terms of other county elected officials, shall the terms of office for the City of Thornton Mayor and City Councilmembers be extended to a maximum of three consecutive terms as permitted in the Colorado Constitution Article XVIII, Section 11?”
    • Ballot Question No. 2D: "Shall Section 4.4 of the Thornton City Charter, Qualifications, be amended to reduce the age to qualify for Mayor or Councilmember from 25 years of age to 21 years of age?”
    • Ballot Question No. 2E: “Shall Section 4.5 of the Thornton City Charter, Vacancy, be amended to have a vacancy in the position of Mayor filled by the Mayor Pro-Tem becoming the Acting Mayor until the next regular election at which time the office of Mayor would be filled for a four year term and the Acting Mayor returns to Councilmember for the remaining unexpired term?”
    • Ballot Question No. 2F: "Shall Section 4.23 be added to the Thornton City Charter, titled Continuity of Government to provide that the City Council shall adopt an ordinance for continuity of government in the event of natural or enemy-caused disaster or emergency that establishes an orderly line of succession of City elected officials with the authority to take action to protect life and property and provide for alternative Council meeting locations or use of telecommunication systems for meetings during a disaster or emergency notwithstanding the provisions of the Charter?”
    • Ballot Question No. 2G: "Shall Section 18.2 of the Thornton City Charter, Definitions, be amended to define fire fighter as regular sworn fire fighters up to and including the rank of Lieutenant and regular emergency medical technicians who are not supervisors whose primary duties are to provide emergency medical or fire suppression services?”

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