Recall election groups: Defend Westminster

A Q&A with an organizer with Defend Westminster, the anti-recall citizens group

Posted 7/12/21

The following Q&A, which was part of a recall election guide published in a recent print issue of the Westminster Window, has been edited for length and clarity. The recall election guide included Q&As with the two candidates involved in the recall election, Jon Voelz and Kathleen Dodaro, and the two groups campaigning for either side, Defend Westminster and the Westminster Water Warriors.

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Recall election groups: Defend Westminster

A Q&A with an organizer with Defend Westminster, the anti-recall citizens group

Posted

The following Q&A, which was part of a recall election guide published in a recent print issue of the Westminster Window, has been edited for length and clarity. The recall election guide included Q&As with the two candidates involved in the recall election, Jon Voelz and Kathleen Dodaro, and the two groups campaigning for either side, Defend Westminster and the Westminster Water Warriors. For more information and previous reporting on the recall election, see the recall election web page.  

Window: What’s this recall election about?

Carol Campbell, organizer with Defend Westminster: This recall election is an attempt to take over our City Council in an unusual, middle of the summer election when we have regularly scheduled elections in November. Self-interested partisan special interests like Scott Gessler and Bruce Baker are wasting more than $250,000 in taxpayer money to push their radical agenda here in Westminster.

Jon Voelz has only voted against increasing water rates including a zero rate increase due to the effects of the pandemic. Jon has been an effective Councilmember making sure Westminster continues to be a great City to live, work, and raise a family. His focus on getting much needed assistance to our small businesses and residents in need from the pandemic has greatly helped Westminster recover from the pandemic.

Both groups involved in the recall have received substantial support from outside the community. The Water Warriors hired former Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler, a Republican, as the group’s attorney. Defend Westminster has received donations from prominent politicians and political groups in the wider region, many of which are Democrat-affiliated. At this point, how much of this local dispute has stayed local?

Defend Westminster is proud to have the support of Democrats, Republicans, and Unaffiliated voters across Westminster in opposition to this wasteful recall. These extreme and divisive tactics have no place in Westminster when we should be working together to recover from COVID-19 and build back our city. We will make sure that Westminster voters understand the stakes of this election and vote NO by July 20th.

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