Tracy Crespin

Thornton City Council Ward 1 candidate

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Address: 9210 Clayton St Thornton Co 8029

Background: I spent many years volunteering in programs in Denver and Mexico. As a sign language teacher for the deaf in Cuernavaca, I fell in love with working with children. After graduating from Metro State University in Denver, I worked with minority parents at Padres y Jovenes Unidos, teaching parents to advocate for their children to receive equal education in the Denver Public Schools. I have volunteered at NEWSED since I was a very young kid, a Non-Profit that has bettered the community and revitalized the Art District on Santa Fe Dr. I believe in after school programs for children and young adults, as well as bringing non-profits and revitalization into Ward I in specific and Thornton in general.

Best contact information for the public: 303-378-4967, tracyforthornton@gmail.com

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

Honest, dedicated, and persistent

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

Finding a way to work through and solve problems in any situation; makes me the best candidate for the job.

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

Adding more nonprofits that serve our community, Small business and building around the light rail. To allow people to access Thornton without a car.

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

I foresee Thornton growing into a Big City, and our population growth will be a major issue. With the population growth, more programs are needed that serve our community. Our community needs access to local programs such as after school programs that are low cost or free for working classes families. I plan on working with our City Council on infrastructure issues and using the opportunity that Light Rail provides to revitalize Old Thornton.

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?

City Council is setup to speak and fight on behalf of our community. If they felt that the oil and gas industry was harming our citizens; I feel they had every right to step in. Keeping our city safe is their number one priority.

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