Seth Thomas

Thornton City Council Ward 2 candidate

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Address: 8939 Colorado Blvd. #101 Thornton, CO. 80229

Background: Currently I work for Southwest Airlines as a ground operations agent. I became involved with our local government as a young adult, because of a development that was occurring near my home. As a long-term resident of the area, I felt it was my duty to have my voice heard. I started to attend City Council meetings and spoke frequently with our Mayor and City Councilors. I gained relationships between local elected officials and myself, working on numerous issues facing my community.All of this is what helped contribute to me being the result of a successful participating member of our Thornton community. Now it’s my turn to give back to the community that has helped give me so much. It would be an honor to be your next Councilor for Ward 2. I look forward to representing you, after all you are the only special interest I have!

Best contact information for the public: 720-365-4798, electseth2017@gmail.com

www.electseth.com

1.) Please describe your leadership style in three words.

innovative, impartial, inspirational.

2.) Describe the skills and experience that make you the best candidate for the job.

I believe the skills that make me the best candidate for the job is that I am energetic, we need a council member who has the energy and the drive to do this job. I will work hard and diligently with citizens, city staff, police, firefighters, and other governing bodies to make Thornton the best municipality in this state. I believe I am open minded, we need an elected official who will listen to the community, city staff, fellow council members, and taxpayers. I am a forward-thinking, conscientious person who will represent Thornton, I want our city to be able to be revered throughout Colorado. I am transparent, we need a representative who will dispel the rumors of secret funds and manipulated budgets. I will make sure that you, as a stakeholder in this city, know where your money goes and what your elected officials are achieving with every dollar. It is the responsibility of your elected officials to know where the administration, and the staff that they hire stand on issues that affect your municipality and your tax dollars.

3.) Please list your top three priorities if elected.

Number one I would like to address the smaller issues that face our community, issues that matter most to residents for example: excessive speed in neighborhoods, the lack of bulk trash pickup, fireworks, affordable housing, economic development, traffic along Thornton’s busiest streets, Fast racks, and Thornton’s future water supply. Number two is going to be ensuring that LED lights are installed throughout all of Thornton street lights. This will save millions in taxpayer dollars, and will enable us to look at the potential for future free WIFI throughout our city. Number three is economic development. Thornton is the sixth largest city in the state of Colorado, we started out as a bedroom community we need to continue to attract big businesses and help them thrive, but we must also guarantee our small businesses the opportunity to prosper. This also means we must do what we can to help attract primary employers to our city.

4.) How do you see Thornton best taking advantage of the economic boom in Metropolitan Denver?

I believe that now more than ever, Thornton has a chance to take advantage of many unlimited opportunities that the economic boom is offering Denver. The most direct way I see this occurring is through economic development. We have the ability to continue to bring in primary employers like Cabela’s, Avaya, Google, Outlet malls, and business districts throughout our city. There is a growing need in Thornton for more economic development, as long as we continue to use the tools available to us we should continue to see positive results.

5.) The City Council took a controversial step this summer, enacting stronger regulations on the oil and gas industry despite legal threats from the state. Was this the right thing to do or did the City Council go beyond its authority?

Yes, I believe they did the right thing.

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