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As a long-term citizen of Longmont, I have watched the continuing movement of the city council towards a consistent liberal direction in their actions and the associated increase in taxes to support those “progressive” policies. I was pleasantly surprised then, as I watched the recent forum processes for the open at-large council position for the city of Longmont.
Watching the forum questions and answers from all three candidates, I noticed that while Sean McCoy and Mitzi Nicolletti parroted the typical progressive talking points, I was heartened to hear Gary Hodges take positions that reflected pro-business stances and second amendment support. In addition, he shows strong support for practices that would allow for the ability to address local crimes being created by the increasing transient population. The growing transient population is creating significant impacts to local business, as well as the drastic decrease in public safety to constituents who are no longer able to walk safely in areas where the transients gather.
Mr. Hodges showed his ability to think independently and choose positions guided by common sense and strong moral positions. I strongly endorse Gary Hodges candidacy for the At-Large seat for the Longmont City Council. Vote for Gary Hodges.