10 vie for spots on town council

Hopefuls will run for three at-large seats

Posted 9/3/18

Three at-large Parker Town Council seats are up for election Nov. 6, each serving a four-year term. The election will be in coordination with the Douglas County election. A candidate orientation …

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10 vie for spots on town council

Hopefuls will run for three at-large seats

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Three at-large Parker Town Council seats are up for election Nov. 6, each serving a four-year term.

The election will be in coordination with the Douglas County election. A candidate orientation meeting was set for Sept. 5 at Parker Town Hall to determine the order in which candidates' names will be listed on the ballot and to inform the candidates about rules, including the Fair Campaign Practices Act, Code of Ethics and disclosure statements.

On Oct. 17, the Parker Chamber of Commerce will host a candidate forum at the Parker Arts, Culture and Events Center, where all candidates are invited to participate. The forum will be from 6 p.m. to 8.

As of the Aug. 27 deadline to submit candidate petitions, 10 candidates have been officially announced. Here are the candidates:

Stephen L. Curtis

Curtis is a senior IT program manager for a large federal government contractor. The 13-year Parker resident wants to guide future growth “in a manner that retains Parker's relevance while retaining its charm and desirability for the future,” he said.

Terry Dodd

Dodd is a real estate broker, construction manager and certified negotiator. “I'm just a boring guy who cares about people and when I see things adversely affecting the community, I am willing to risk stepping out and taking a stand,” he said.

Elissa Flaumenhaft

Flaumenhaft is a scientific lead for Terumo BCT, a medical device company in Lakewood. “I really feel like if you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten,” she said. “If you continue to vote for the same types of people, nothing will ever change.”

Todd Hendreks

Hendreks is an IT data warehouse consultant and 14-year Parker resident with a track record of local volunteerism and civic duty. “Running for town council is a natural progression where I wish to serve the community further,” he said.

Robert Ihrig

Ihrig is an auctioneer and appraiser, as well as a professional drummer. He owns Cripple Creek Auctions and Appraisals Inc. “It is growing rapidly, many tough decisions need to be made, and my only concern is for the people of Parker and not outside interests,” he said.

Michelle Kelly

Kelly is a technical analyst and sales agent. “Foremost, I want to be a voice of the families who live in the Town of Parker and I want to serve my community,” she said.

Danielle Ozaluk

Ozaluk is in business development. She is running because “I adore our town, our community, our local businesses and our hometown feel and want to be a positive advocate to preserve the quality of life that we all love in Parker.”

Cheryl Poage

Poage teaches for the South Metro Safety Foundation and serves as the volunteer president of a homeowners association in Larimer County. She is a 46-year resident of Parker and wants to “preserve our quality of life and impact positive change,” in Town Council.

Jeff Toborg

Toborg is a director for IBM Watson Health for state and local health care. “I am a family man, first and foremost, with a passion and the experience to serve my neighbors and my community.”

Renee Williams (incumbent)

Williams owns To The Rescue, a Parker caregiving company she started in 2005. Williams is the only town council member who is not term-limited. “My passion is to live, work, play and serve in the amazing community of Parker, Colorado,” she said.

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