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Town Council Survey Answers

Municipal Elections are on April 5, 2022

 

We sent each candidate a survey with questions from members of CT3, and these are their responses.

CT3 is hosting a dinner Saturday, March 26, 2022. To thank each candidate for taking the time to completely fill out our survey they will be invited as our dinner guest to mingle and speak, if they so choose. CT3 hopes you feel strongly about how important it is to get to know candidates. We need to encourage everyone 18 and older in our community to get out and vote. Not to just vote down a party line, but to really know their candidate, and to understand what is important to them and make a conscious decision when checking that ballot box.

We need non-complacent representatives with backbones who can/will make a difference when push comes to shove. Strong candidates will put themselves out there, and not be afraid to answer questions from ALL community members. Please take your time reviewing these survey questions when deciding what issue(s) are important to you!

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Blue River (3 open seats)

Heather Demovic – Chose not to answer
Noah Hopkins – Chose not to answer
Ted Pilling – Chose not to answer
Bruce F. Queen – No
Ted Slaughter – Chose not to answer

 

Breckenridge (3 open seats)

Jay Beckerman – Chose not to answer
Tom Day – Yes
Ally “For The People” Doolin – Yes
Jason Libby – Chose not to answer
Jennifer Loquasto – Chose not to answer
Nathan Moorefield – Yes
Todd Rankin – No
Carol Saade – Chose not to answer
Leonard Weisberg – No
Mike Zobbey – Chose not to answer

 

Dillon (3 open seats)

Jennifer Barchers – No
Dana Christiansen – Chose not to answer
Mark Cribbet – Chose not to answer
Renee Imamura – Chose not to answer
Tony Scalise – Yes
Carolyn Skowyra (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Chose not to answer

Frisco (3 open seats)

Lisa Holenko – Chose not to answer
John Hammett – Yes
Elizabeth Skrzypczak-Adrian – No
James Hayes Walsh – No
Andy Held – Yes
David Rolling – No
Joe Buck Phillips – Chose not to answer

 

Silverthorne (4 open seats)

Tim Applegate – No
Kelly Baldwin – Yes
Chris Carran – No
Valerie Connelly – Yes
Zach Kauk – No
Tanecia Spagnolia – Yes
Erin Young – Chose not to answer
Ann-Marie Sandquist (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Yes

Is there anything else you would like your community to know about you? If you wish to add to any of the questions asked, please feel free to expand your answer here.

 

Blue River (3 open seats)

Heather Demovic – Chose not to answer
Noah Hopkins – Chose not to answer
Ted Pilling – Chose not to answer
Bruce F. Queen – The Blue River board of trustees is responsible for caring for quality of life issues within the town. There are pressures being exerted on the town by other government entities which are not in the best interest of our town. As a trustee I would work to ensure that Blue River’s citizens are provided representation that was focused on our best interests.
Ted Slaughter – Chose not to answer

 

Breckenridge (3 open seats)

Jay Beckerman – Chose not to answer
Tom Day – I have lived in Breckenridge for 35 years and I love this community dearly. I am devastated about the decision that Town Council the Summit school system and the medical profession have done to us. I guarantee I will hold them responsible for what they have done.
Ally “For The People” Doolin – Values: Ally believes in Freedom, which means limited government, protecting constitutional rights such as free speech, private property, and the right of individuals to make their own healthcare decisions; Non-discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family/parental status, income, political beliefs, or disability, including vaccination status;Adequate affordable workforce housing; Common sense environmental policies with emphasis in providing reliable, affordable, and clean energy; Corporate responsibility and ethics, including providing workers with fair wages; andLow taxes. Ally believes the most important part of serving on town council is being able to listen with an open mind to the people of Breckenridge whom she will serve. While Ally has many of her own ideas, as a member of Breckenridge Town Council, Ally would make it her number one priority to listen to the people of Breckenridge. Too often, members of our community attend Town Council meetings only to have their public comments fall on deaf ears. Ally pledges to genuinely listen with an open mind to all constituents on all issues of concern. Ally is passionate about making Breckenridge a community that is welcoming and inclusive to everyone: year-round residents, second homeowners, seasonal residents, and visitors from across the globe. Additional details on Ally’s platform and positions are available on her campaign social media pages. http://www.AllyForThePeople.com Facebook: @AllyForThePeopleOfBreckenridge Instagram: @AllyForThePeopleOfBreckenridge Ally would love to hear from you. Please email her at AllyForThePeople@gmail.com
Jason Libby – Chose not to answer
Jennifer Loquasto – Chose not to answer
Nathan Moorefield – I am a 27 year resident of Breckenridge and Summit county. I met my wife here and my children were born here. This has been a great community to raise my family. It used be a truly inclusive community- not so much anymore. I know I can bring a balanced voice to the current council and be a leader for my community. I have the experience to bring solid ideas to the table- and the humility to listen yo opposing viewpoints and recognize their merit.
Todd Rankin – Chose not to answer
Carol Saade – Chose not to answer
Leonard Weisberg – I know you are a bunch of anti vaxxers, but it isn’t about you. It is about everyone else. We would still have Small Pox and Pollio if it weren’t for vaccines. You have the right to do as you want when it only impacts you. When it impacts everyone else, you lose your rights. That is what it means to be a member of society. You can’t yell fire in a crowded room. You don’t have the religious right to conduct a human sacrifice. Likewise, your rights can be restricted if you are unvaccinated. [FACT CHECK BY CT3: This is an incorrect assumption. CT3 is made up of both vaccinated and unvaccinated members.]
Mike Zobbey – Chose not to answer

 

Dillon (3 open seats)

Jennifer Barchers – N/A
Dana Christiansen – Chose not to answer
Mark Cribbet – Chose not to answer
Renee Imamura – Chose not to answer
Tony Scalise – Chose not to answer
Carolyn Skowyra (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Chose not to answer

 

Frisco (3 open seats)

Lisa Holenko – Chose not to answer
John Hammett – After moving from Atlanta to Frisco two years ago, my dream of living in a winter wonderland came to fruition. I am blessed to be working and residing in a postcard world in the Colorado Rockies. Frisco is my home, and my goal is to bring a fresh perspective to thecouncil as we address the issues that so greatly affect our beautiful town. My background focuses on engineering, small business ownership, corporate management, advanced wastewater treatment, retail and hospitality. This broad experience gives me creative insight into the problems that face our community. I am primarily a problem solver. In the coming year, I would like to address workforce housing issues, education, ending all medical mandates and protecting the local environment (including the accumulating mask trash). Local businesses here echo the same issue – the lack of employees due to the chronic shortage of low-income housing. It saddens me that this issue is still unresolved. To bring about the biggest positive impact to the town of Frisco and the surrounding communities, I will dedicate my efforts to resolving the workforce housing issues in a timely manner. Employees from all over the world desire to work here. Let’s make this possible. I’m ready to listen and respond proactively. There are no problems, only solutions. Contact me with your questions and concerns and let’s get this done!
Elizabeth Skrzypczak-Adrian – Chose not to answer
James Hayes Walsh – Chose not to answer
Andy Held – Chose not to answer
David Rolling – Some of the questions in this survey warranted more than YES/NO answers. The details matter. People deserve to hear all the important nuances that influence a person’s position. I was not fortunate to be born in Summit County or grow up in Frisco, rather we (my family & me) made a conscious decision to move to Frisco. It took nearly 20 years from my first visit until we moved here permanently. My wife quit her job and I changed jobs so we could live in Frisco. We love this Town, this community, and the natural beauty. A simple example of my personal commitment to this community is the fact that I’ve attended all but three Town Council meetings over the past 2.5 years (more than most of the sitting Council members). This includes being in-person attendance for all meetings once the Council Chamber was reopened. I take pride in understanding the successes, learnings, and struggles of our community and the role Town Council can play in keeping Frisco a GREAT place to live. I desire to be on Council not because of a single issue, rather because of the many small and medium decisions Council makes that have a profound impact on our Town.Please vote for me so I can represent us all. ROLLING with FRISCO!
Joe Buck Phillips – Chose not to answer

 

Silverthorne (4 open seats)

Tim Applegate – Chose not to answer
Kelly Baldwin – Chose not to answer
Chris Carran – N/A
Valerie Connelly – Chose not to answer
Zach Kauk – I want to serve the community and not any specific interest or group. As such, it is my intent to understand the issues the community faces and drive change that will address these issues for the greater good while insuring that the minority viewpoint is understood and incorporated.
Tanecia Spagnolia – It would be an honor to serve on Silverthorne’s Town Council because I have a passion for this community and its future. I feel that I can advocate for many facets of the Silverthorne community. I understand what it takes to raise children here and how hard it is to find childcare. I have experienced firsthand what it takes to start a business here and have 20+ employees that need affordable housing. I will bring a fresh, new perspective to the Council and advocate for our local families, businesses and our workforce.
Erin Young – Chose not to answer
Ann-Marie Sandquist (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – I have lived in Silverthorne for 17 years and like most of us, I moved here to take advantage of our phenomenal outdoor activities. I love to be outdoors but what I have come to understand and love about Silverthorne is that in every sense of the word, we are a community, and our growth and vibe come from the ideas, the volunteerism, the participation, and the hard work of our community members. I’m proud to live here and serving on Town Council is my way of participating in our community and hopefully making it a more enjoyable place.

ENVIRONMENT & SOCIAL ISSUES

Do you believe the Summit County & Towns' proposed Pay as You Throw and Universal Recycling Program is worth the cost vs benefit?

 

Blue River (3 open seats)

Heather Demovic – Chose not to answer
Noah Hopkins – Chose not to answer
Ted Pilling – Chose not to answer
Bruce F. Queen – Yes
Ted Slaughter – Chose not to answer

 

Breckenridge (3 open seats)

Jay Beckerman – Chose not to answer
Tom Day – No
Ally “For The People” Doolin – No
Jason Libby – Chose not to answer
Jennifer Loquasto – Chose not to answer
Nathan Moorefield – Yes
Todd Rankin – Chose not to answer
Carol Saade – Chose not to answer
Leonard Weisberg – No
Mike Zobbey – Chose not to answer

 

Dillon (3 open seats)

Jennifer Barchers – No
Dana Christiansen – Chose not to answer
Mark Cribbet – Chose not to answer
Renee Imamura – Chose not to answer
Tony Scalise – No
Carolyn Skowyra (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Chose not to answer

Frisco (3 open seats)

Lisa Holenko – Chose not to answer
John Hammett – No
Elizabeth Skrzypczak-Adrian – Chose not to answer
James Hayes Walsh – Chose not to answer

Andy Held – Chose not to answer
David Rolling – Yes
Joe Buck Phillips – Chose not to answer

 

Silverthorne (4 open seats)

Tim Applegate – Chose not to answer
Kelly Baldwin – Yes
Chris Carran – Yes
Valerie Connelly – Chose not to answer
Zach Kauk – Yes
Tanecia Spagnolia – Yes
Erin Young – Chose not to answer
Ann-Marie Sandquist (Mayoral Candidate) – No

Do we have a racism problem in our county?

 

Blue River (3 open seats)

Heather Demovic – Chose not to answer
Noah Hopkins – Chose not to answer
Ted Pilling – Chose not to answer
Bruce F. Queen – No
Ted Slaughter – Chose not to answer

 

Breckenridge (3 open seats)

Jay Beckerman – Chose not to answer
Tom Day – No. Racism is in the eye of the beholder. I am not a racist and I do not see any racism in Summit County.
Ally “For The People” Doolin – No. Politicians and the media actively work to divide us with identity politics. This is one of the tactics that they use to turn people against each other as it is easier for them to maintain their power over the people when they divide us by race.
Jason Libby – Chose not to answer
Jennifer Loquasto – Chose not to answer
Nathan Moorefield – No
Todd Rankin – Chose not to answer
Carol Saade – Chose not to answer
Leonard Weisberg – No
Mike Zobbey – Chose not to answer

 

Dillon (3 open seats)

Jennifer Barchers – I think the Country has a racism problem. But, I think the citizens of Summit County are much more open to change and to thinking about how racism shows itself in our corner of the world.
Dana Christiansen – Chose not to answer
Mark Cribbet – Chose not to answer
Renee Imamura – Chose not to answer
Tony Scalise – No. I don’t see racism in my everyday life here. I think the local media and liberal progressives seek to create a racial issue so as to divide the population, making it easier for them to distract citizens and prevent them from recognizing the actions they are trying to get under the radar. For example, it took Covid lockdowns and home schooling to get parents to see that their kids were being exposed to ideals in school that they as parents might not agree with or even want the kids exposed to. Claiming things like racism is just another distraction technique to keep folks from seeing what is really going on.
Carolyn Skowyra (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Chose not to answer

 

Frisco (3 open seats)

Lisa Holenko – Chose not to answer
John Hammett – No. For me it’s more of a Classism issue. The disconnect between the affluent in our community and the working class plays a bigger role than race. Classism is the systematic oppression of subordinated class groups to advantage and strengthen the dominant class groups.
Elizabeth Skrzypczak-Adrian – Chose not to answer
James Hayes Walsh – Chose not to answer

Andy Held – Chose not to answer
David Rolling – No. Summit County does not currently reflect the broader USA demographics. I expect Summit County’s rational mix to change over time. I don’t consider that a racism “problem,” rather an opportunity for our community.
Joe Buck Phillips – Chose not to answer

 

Silverthorne (4 open seats)

Tim Applegate – Chose not to answer
Kelly Baldwin – I am actually not sure about this. I have never actually heard of any racism issues in Summit County to date.
Chris Carran – Yes. Does racism exist? Yes and it is a problem for those who experience it. Through ethnically diverse events, bilingual communication and community outreach, I think that theTown of Silverthorne is working hard to create a better understanding of the diverse cultures that exist within our community.
Valerie Connelly – Chose not to answer
Zach Kauk – Summit County is approximately 90% Caucasian with the remainder primarily Hispanic. I support increasing the diversity of the population to improve the richness of the cultural experience in the community. Although we are not a diverse county from a cultural background perspective, I don’t have data regarding racism and whether it is a problem or not.
Tanecia Spagnolia – I believe there are racism concerns everywhere in the world and every culture and region can always improve, comparatively to other regions, I do not believe we have a”problem” in our county. I think our county is very welcoming to people of all races, at least from what I have experienced.
Erin Young – Chose not to answer
Ann-Marie Sandquist (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – I have personally not seen evidence of racism in our county but I have heard from others who have experienced it. I feel like the county, and Silverthorne, is quite inclusive in trying to celebrate and welcome other points of view and cultures.

Do we have a classism problem in our county?

 

Blue River (3 open seats)

Heather Demovic – Chose not to answer
Noah Hopkins – Chose not to answer
Ted Pilling – Chose not to answer
Bruce F. Queen – No
Ted Slaughter – Chose not to answer

 

Breckenridge (3 open seats)

Jay Beckerman – Chose not to answer
Tom Day – Yes. People live in places they can afford. if everyone made the same amount of money we would not see a difference.
Ally “For The People” Doolin – No. While I don’t think we have a classism problem in SummitCounty, there is a classism problem in America. Again, the elite (which includes politicians, medias, and corporations)want to maintain power and control. They use media (TV)and social media to aggressively push their agendas, using fear as a tool to manipulate the masses. A population of fearful people is easier to control.
Jason Libby – Chose not to answer
Jennifer Loquasto – Chose not to answer
Nathan Moorefield – No.
Todd Rankin – Chose not to answer
Carol Saade – Chose not to answer
Leonard Weisberg – Yes. Neighborhoods are not treated equally. More services and benefits go to the Deed Restricted neighborhoods because they have the most voters. This results in animosity between Deed Restricted and other neighborhoods.
Mike Zobbey – Chose not to answer

 

Dillon (3 open seats)

Jennifer Barchers – Yes. I’ve been involved with several community committees, task-forces and workgroups. Rarely is equity discussed and solutions are often catered toward wealthier residents. Pay-as-You throw is an example of a plan that is mainly catered toward single-family homeowners, not condo residents, which is a significant part of our workforce and long-term residents. It is rare that community groups have members from lower-income levels.
Dana Christiansen – Chose not to answer
Mark Cribbet – Chose not to answer
Renee Imamura – Chose not to answer
Tony Scalise – No. Claiming “classism” is just another distraction technique.There is this thing called “capitalism” that rewards the folks willing to do the hard work, and not the folks who want the government or someone else to take care of them. Sure, there are class divides – rich vs. poor; haves vs. have-nots for example. Many people are willing to put in the work, and they reap the benefits. Many complain that they are disadvantaged due to race, financial inequities or some other reason, which I find to just be another excuse. Too many American success stories can be found of people who rose up from poverty or racial inequality (just to name a few) to gain success. Again, they were willing to put the work in, overcoming any and all obstacles they faced with perseverance and determination.
Carolyn Skowyra (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Chose not to answer

 

Frisco (3 open seats)

Lisa Holenko – Chose not to answer
John Hammett – Yes
Elizabeth Skrzypczak-Adrian – Chose not to answer
James Hayes Walsh – Chose not to answer
Andy Held – Chose not to answer
David Rolling – No. We have a problem with “affordability” in the county. That is visible in the high cost of living, lack of Workforce andSenior Housing. These issues effect everyone regardless of social class. So I don’t see this as a “classism problem,” rather as a general “cost of living” challenge and affordable housing problem.
Joe Buck Phillips – Chose not to answer

 

Silverthorne (4 open seats)

Tim Applegate – Chose not to answer
Kelly Baldwin – Because the financial disparity between the “haves” and “have nots” is growing in Summit County recently. And affordable housing for the “have nots” is disappearing at an alarming rate.
Chris Carran – No. I don’t see much classism where I live and work in Silverthorne. But, what I am seeing is a greater disparity between the affluent and the working middle class in this county.
Valerie Connelly – Chose not to answer
Zach Kauk – Summit county has a wealth distribution problem. I support improving conditions in the county for people who work in the county in lower paying service jobs. I believe that minimum pay levels should be increased and that the county and communities must increase available affordable housing and childcare. Although we have significant disparities that must be addressed, I don’t have data to give an opinion on whether or not we have a classism problem.
Tanecia Spagnolia – No Opinon/No Comment
Erin Young – Chose not to answer
Ann-Marie Sandquist (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – No

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Do you feel the US Constitution is relevant in today's society?

 

Blue River (3 open seats)

Heather Demovic – Chose not to answer
Noah Hopkins – Chose not to answer
Ted Pilling – Chose not to answer
Bruce F. Queen – Yes
Ted Slaughter – Chose not to answer

 

Breckenridge (3 open seats)

Jay Beckerman – Chose not to answer
Tom Day – Yes
Ally “For The People” Doolin – Yes
Jason Libby – Chose not to answer
Jennifer Loquasto – Chose not to answer
Nathan Moorefield – Yes
Todd Rankin – Chose not to answer
Carol Saade – Chose not to answer
Leonard Weisberg – Yes
Mike Zobbey – Chose not to answer

 

Dillon (3 open seats)

Jennifer Barchers – Yes
Dana Christiansen – Chose not to answer
Mark Cribbet – Chose not to answer
Renee Imamura – Chose not to answer
Tony Scalise – Yes
Carolyn Skowyra (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Chose not to answer

 

Frisco (3 open seats)

Lisa Holenko – Chose not to answer
John Hammett – Yes
Elizabeth Skrzypczak-Adrian – Chose not to answer
James Hayes Walsh – Chose not to answer

Andy Held – Chose not to answer
David Rolling – Yes
Joe Buck Phillips – Chose not to answer

 

Silverthorne (4 open seats)

Tim Applegate – Chose not to answer
Kelly Baldwin – Chose not to answer
Chris Carran – Yes
Valerie Connelly – Chose not to answer
Zach Kauk – Yes
Tanecia Spagnolia – Yes/No
Erin Young – Chose not to answer
Ann-Marie Sandquist (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Yes

Do you believe government should play a role in private business?

 

Blue River (3 open seats)

Heather Demovic – Chose not to answer
Noah Hopkins – Chose not to answer
Ted Pilling – Chose not to answer
Bruce F. Queen – Yes. Managing growth requires solutions and government should play a role. As an example I would point to crowding at popular hiking trail heads.
Ted Slaughter – Chose not to answer

 

Breckenridge (3 open seats)

Jay Beckerman – Chose not to answer
Tom Day – No. I do not like having government involved in private business. I have watched what large corporate business and the internet has done to the mom and pop shops. It is disgusting what our government has done to private business.
Ally “For The People” Doolin – Yes. Government does have some regulatory and oversight role in private businesses; however, this should be minimized as to not excessively infringe upon the rights of business owners. It is a delicate balance of protecting consumers and protecting constitutional rights.
Jason Libby – Chose not to answer
Jennifer Loquasto – Chose not to answer
Nathan MoorefieldYes – but to a limited and carefully thought out degree. I would like to be completely free market – however the free market sometimes fails. Government overreach, however is dangerous. I see examples, in Breckenridge, of great government programs and I see examples of our council infringing on personal property rights. The Breck Council needs balance.
Todd Rankin – Chose not to answer
Carol Saade – Chose not to answer
Leonard Weisberg – My answer is Yes and No. Towns should help local businesses when possible. But the focus should always be on the residents of the town first, and how they will benefit. It is also more of a function of the Chamber of Commerce than the Town to help private business.
Mike Zobbey – Chose not to answer

 

Dillon (3 open seats)

Jennifer Barchers – No. As a current Dillon Town Council member, I am very conscious about overreach of our decisions. We are dealing with an issue right now where some council members feel the town should have a say with what a private restaurants does regarding ambiance and food choices, and I completely disagree.
Dana Christiansen – Chose not to answer
Mark Cribbet – Chose not to answer
Renee Imamura – Chose not to answer
Tony Scalise – Yes. But only a MINOR role. Public safety and consumer and environmental regulatory protections should be the only role that government plays in private businesses. Government overreach is slowly becoming a problem in America, and will only get worse if citizens do not stand up against it.
Carolyn Skowyra (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Chose not to answer

 

Frisco (3 open seats)

Lisa Holenko – Chose not to answer
John Hammett – No. Involvement to the degree of protecting the small businesses from predatory practices of large corporations.Governments role should be one that facilitates the working environment to the benefit of local people and businesses.
Elizabeth Skrzypczak-Adrian – Chose not to answer
James Hayes Walsh – Chose not to answer

Andy Held – Chose not to answer
David Rolling – Yes. LIMITED ROLE The Government’s role should focus on broad societal issues (see below) and leave business to operate within the free market. Broad societal issues include but not limited to Public Safety (police, fire, &EMS), Transportation (roads, bridges, mass transit, etc.),Education, preservation of Natural Resources, fairCommerce, and mixed public/private services like Energy, clean Water, & management of Pollution.Government is best when it supports and gently encourages our society.Government operates as blunt instrument and most private business issues are subtle & nuanced.There is one area that Government needs to definitely lead – that is in areas where it is economically impractical for private business to take the INITIAL lead. For example electrical charging infrastructure for electric vehicles where government investment was key to “priming the pump” to create a market for private businesses.
Joe Buck Phillips – Chose not to answer

 

Silverthorne (4 open seats)

Tim Applegate – Chose not to answer
Kelly Baldwin – Chose not to answer
Chris Carran – Yes. It has to play a role. Without government involvement there would be no laws and regulations to protect employees, consumers and the businesses themselves.
Valerie Connelly – Chose not to answer
Zach Kauk – Yes. At a minimum, government must play a regulatory role to insure businesses meet the needs of society. For example, regulations on auto and factory emissions improve our way of life. Government must also insure fair competition between businesses to insure the minimization of monopolies.
Tanecia Spagnolia – They should play a role, but it should be very limited to keeping the public safe such as health inspections in restaurants, fire inspections in buildings, ensuring minors are not being served alcohol/drugs etc. The government should not tell a business how they need to operate or what they should sell.
Erin Young – Chose not to answer
Ann-Marie Sandquist (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Yes, in a limited way to make sure that basic health and safety regulations are followed.

Do you prefer big government or local, state & federal rights?

 

Blue River (3 open seats)

Heather Demovic – Chose not to answer
Noah Hopkins – Chose not to answer
Ted Pilling – Chose not to answer
Bruce F. Queen – Local, State & Federal
Ted Slaughter – Chose not to answer

 

Breckenridge (3 open seats)

Jay Beckerman – Chose not to answer
Tom Day – Local, State & Federal
Ally “For The People” Doolin – Local, State & Federal
Jason Libby – Chose not to answer
Jennifer Loquasto – Chose not to answer
Nathan Moorefield – Local, State & Federal
Todd Rankin – Chose not to answer
Carol Saade – Chose not to answer
Leonard Weisberg – Local, State & Federal
Mike Zobbey – Chose not to answer

 

Dillon (3 open seats)

Jennifer Barchers – Local, State & Federal
Dana Christiansen – Chose not to answer
Mark Cribbet – Chose not to answer
Renee Imamura – Chose not to answer
Tony Scalise – Local, State & Federal
Carolyn Skowyra (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Chose not to answer

 

Frisco (3 open seats)

Lisa Holenko – Chose not to answer
John Hammett – Local, State & Federal
Elizabeth Skrzypczak-Adrian – Chose not to answer
James Hayes Walsh – Chose not to answer

Andy Held – Chose not to answer
David Rolling – Local, State & Federal
Joe Buck Phillips – Chose not to answer

 

Silverthorne (4 open seats)

Tim Applegate – Chose not to answer
Kelly Baldwin – Chose not to answer
Chris Carran – Local, State & Federal
Valerie Connelly – Chose not to answer
Zach Kauk – Local, State & Federal
Tanecia Spagnolia – Local, State & Federal
Erin Young – Chose not to answer
Ann-Marie Sandquist (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Local, State & Federal

Which works best? Top-Down or Bottom-Up Governing

 

Blue River (3 open seats)

Heather Demovic – Chose not to answer
Noah Hopkins – Chose not to answer
Ted Pilling – Chose not to answer
Bruce F. Queen – Bottom-Up
Ted Slaughter – Chose not to answer

 

Breckenridge (3 open seats)

Jay Beckerman – Chose not to answer
Tom Day – Bottom-Up
Ally “For The People” Doolin – Bottom-Up
Jason Libby – Chose not to answer
Jennifer Loquasto – Chose not to answer
Nathan Moorefield – Bottom-Up
Todd Rankin – Chose not to answer
Carol Saade – Chose not to answer
Leonard Weisberg – Top-Down
Mike Zobbey – Chose not to answer

 

Dillon (3 open seats)

Jennifer Barchers – Bottom-Up
Dana Christiansen – Chose not to answer
Mark Cribbet – Chose not to answer
Renee Imamura – Chose not to answer
Tony Scalise – Bottom-Up
Carolyn Skowyra (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Chose not to answer

 

Frisco (3 open seats)

Lisa Holenko – Chose not to answer
John Hammett – Bottom-Up
Elizabeth Skrzypczak-Adrian – Chose not to answer
James Hayes Walsh – Chose not to answer

Andy Held – Chose not to answer
David Rolling – Bottom-Up
Joe Buck Phillips – Chose not to answer

 

Silverthorne (4 open seats)

Tim Applegate – Chose not to answer
Kelly Baldwin – Chose not to answer
Chris Carran – No Opinion.
Valerie Connelly – Chose not to answer
Zach Kauk – Bottom-Up
Tanecia Spagnolia – Bottom-Up
Erin Young – Chose not to answer
Ann-Marie Sandquist (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Bottom-Up

What will be your top 3 priorities when you win a seat on town council?

 

Blue River (3 open seats)

Heather Demovic – Chose not to answer
Noah Hopkins – Chose not to answer
Ted Pilling – Chose not to answer
Bruce F. Queen – 1. Managing growth in Blue River to ensure we don’t over run our infrastructure 2. Traffic congestion on Hwy 9. 3. Trail access
Ted Slaughter – Chose not to answer

 

Breckenridge (3 open seats)

Jay Beckerman – Chose not to answer
Tom Day – 1. Eliminate STR restrictions. 2. Close off main street Breckenridge for a walking mall in the summer. 3. Help people recover from the pandemic.
Ally “For The People” Doolin – 1. Medical Freedom & Bodily Autonomy: I believe in medical freedom and bodily autonomy. A medical procedure should never be a condition of employment. A medical procedure should never be a condition for access to a grocery store, restaurant, retail establishment, gym, concert venue, government building, school, etc. Breckenridge is a beautiful mountain paradise and we must all respect an individual’s personal and private health care decisions, including the right to make a the decision to vaccinate or not to vaccinate. Town of Breckenridge must also eliminate all vaccine proof, masking, and testing requirements. These are highly discriminatory. I am 100% against mask mandates for school children. At the end of the day, these are decisions individuals must make for themselves – not the government. 2. Workforce Housing & STRs: Town Council of Breckenridge needs to hold Vail Resorts accountable for providing housing for the thousands of seasonal workers they employ. For too long, Town of Breckenridge has given Vail Resorts a free pass. Vail needs to “Come To The Table” and build safe and clean housing for the thousands of workers who come here for peak ski season (December through March). The current ordnance that was passed to place limits on STRs violates the rights of private property owners and will not solve the town’s housing crisis. This ordnance needs to be repealed. 3. Balanced Energy & Environmental Policies: Our current energy and environmental policies are a knee-jerk reaction to appeasing the Greta Thunbergs of the world. Instead of implementing drastic and expensive changes, we need to implement balanced and realistic energy and environmental policies. The proposed outdoor energy mitigation program is an example of a program with good intentions, but it will have huge negative impacts for the residents of our community, who are already faced with the highest energy costs we have seen since 2009. I do not support the implementation of this program. Another program with good intentions, but unintended negative side effects is the Pay As You Throw program. I’ve lived in a community where this was implemented, and when peoples’ trash bins became full, they just threw trash into the recycling, thus contaminating the recycling stream. Our community needs to focus on common-sense solutions which include a balance of fossil fuel energy and green energy. We also need to expand education on recycling, composting, and sustainability. We have an amazing recycling drop off center on Coyne Valley Road and there is no reason why 100% of the residents (and tourists) in our community shouldn’t be recycling.
Jason Libby – Chose not to answer
Jennifer Loquasto – Chose not to answer
Nathan Moorefield – 1. Always standing up against local government overreach. 2. Honoring legal rights of citizens and businesses, and balancing the needs of businesses, locals and tourists. 3. Continued support and work on major Town of Dillon improvements including our walkability plan, town park, town core and marina improvements.
Todd Rankin – Chose not to answer
Carol Saade – Chose not to answer
Leonard Weisberg – 1) Remove STR Caps and replace with 3 year waiting period after purchase. 2) Create a tenant registry. The Town will background check tenants. The Town will guarantee landlords get paid for damages and anyone skipping out on their lease. In exchange, Landlords do not ask for Security Deposits or last months rent, making rent more affordable. 3) Extend Free Ride to all neighborhoods in Town
Mike Zobbey – Chose not to answer

 

Dillon (3 open seats)

Jennifer Barchers – 1. Always standing up against local government overreach. 2. Honoring legal rights of citizens and businesses, and balancing the needs of businesses, locals and tourists. 3. Continued support and work on major Town of Dillon improvements including our walkability plan, town park, town core and marina improvements.
Dana Christiansen – Chose not to answer
Mark Cribbet – Chose not to answer
Renee Imamura – Chose not to answer
Tony Scalise – 1. Assuring the full time residents and property owners that they have a voice with the town council and are informed of council/town business and decisions. Taking the residents from third to first place will be a priority; 2. Be sure the rights of private property owners are not diminished through implementation of STR restrictions. Sure we need some guidelines established to promote the peace and quiet and safety of our neighborhoods, but broad stroke restrictions too often violate the rights of private property owners; 3. Get movement on the stalled town plans and projects, like the Town Core development plan, the Uptown 240 site eyesore, the Town Park reconstruction, the overnight parking issue and the Marina Improvements plan.
Carolyn Skowyra (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Chose not to answer

 

Frisco (3 open seats)

Lisa Holenko – Chose not to answer
John Hammett – 1.Environment/Reuse/Off-grid sustainability 2.Affordable Housing/ Workforce housing 3.Young people/Mental Health/Mentor programsEnvironment:My highest priority! There should be no reason why Frisco is not the cleanest town in the Rockies!Our Town slogan should be, “The cleanest little town in the Rockies!”Any trash on our streets or on our hiking trails is unacceptable!! We have the resources to make sure our town and surrounding area is the cleanest possible… then we can tackle climate change. I have a background is waste reuse and alternative energy supply and use.
Elizabeth Skrzypczak-Adrian – Chose not to answer
James Hayes Walsh – Chose not to answer

Andy Held – Chose not to answer
David Rolling – 1. AFFORDABLE HOUSING – mostly aimed at Workforce housing, but needs to include Senior Living options. If workers can’t afford to live in Summit County our businesses will struggle & fail. Those who lived in Summit County their entire life shouldn’t be force to move to Denver simply because they need more support.2. ENJOYABLE COMMUNITY – we need to support our tourist economy (our businesses) while keeping Frisco a great place to live. We have gems in our Marina, Peninsula Recreation Area, numerous trails, and parks. Those warrant investment and protection for use by our community.3. PUBLIC SERVICES – we must actively support our Police, Fire, EMS, Public Works, and all our departments serving our community. The attractiveness of Frisco will quickly disappear if we don’t maintain high quality public services.
Joe Buck Phillips – Chose not to answer

 

Silverthorne (4 open seats)

Tim Applegate – Chose not to answer
Kelly Baldwin – Chose not to answer
Chris Carran – 1. Protecting the working class and the families that make up this community. Assuring that the current and future citizens and families of Silverthorne have the opportunity to grow and thrive here as our town grows. 2. Providing and maintaining an infrastructure that is capable of handling both current needs and the needs brought on by future growth.3. Preserving the delicate balance between humans and nature as our town grows and the impact that we have on our surroundings increases.
Valerie Connelly – Chose not to answer
Zach Kauk – 1) Align infrastructure development with population & business growth. 2) Increase availability of affordable housing. 3) Increase access to affordable childcare.
Tanecia Spagnolia – Priority No. 1 – Affordable HousingOwning a business with 20+ employees, I see firsthand the challenges of finding and obtaining affordable housing. I rent our condo to employees well below market value, and receive no profit from the rental. I also rent a 5-bedroom house in Silverthorne for employees and actually subsidize the rent in order to have this housing for employees that are new to the area or have been pushed out of their current housing and would otherwise need to leave the County. These concepts are something more business owners need to do to help the local workforce. Furthermore, we need to push through more affordable housing concepts like Smith Ranch for families and Alpine Inn for seasonal workers. We need more restrictions on short-term rentals so there are more long term rentals available. Affordable housing is not just about seasonal resort and service industry workers but also local business owners, government employees, and anyone that wants to raise a family here. We need to have housing for everyone that needs it. Affordable housing should not be limited to workforce housing and deed restriction, but should be inclusive to be attainable housing for those who live, work and own businesses in Summit County. Priority No. 2 – Childcare and child programsHaving two young kids that are not yet in school and needing daycare is the life I’ve lived for the past three years. Summit County is home to hundreds of families that want their kids to grow up in this amazing region and experience all it has to offer. We need more childcare options, more after school programs, and more rec center classes that don’t fill up in 45 seconds. The local governments need to subsidize childcare and kids programs so they are available to everyone. Priority No. 3 – Bringing the Community Together Silverthorne has done a great job with community events but with the increase in hotels, 2nd homes and more tourists in this town, we need to continue to bring locals together with events, arts and entertainment. Silverthorne is so much more than a tourist town, we are a tightly knit community and we need to continue to fund local programs to make this community a great mountain town to live in. The past two years has incubated a lot of hate and division in society. We need to come together, respect each other’s opinions and choices and go back to the basic saying of “if you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all”.
Erin Young – Chose not to answer
Ann-Marie Sandquist (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – First – Affordable Housing. We are nearing completion of the Smith Ranch neighborhood with more than 200 for purchase units for residents who work 30 hours or more in the County. As we all know, this is a continuing issue for our community. With the passage of 6B, there will be funding for additional projects in the years to come. The Town wants to continue to develop both for rent and for purchase housing for a variety of income levels. The commercial property located in front of Smith Ranch is slated to have for rent lower AMI housing built, and we are actively planning to bring workforce rental units into the mix in the downtown in the next phase of redevelopment. As well, I would like to continue to explore different ideas – to encourage long term rentals, to build for rent accessory apartments, to provide down payment assistance, etc. Frankly, we will continue to need to look at EVERY idea.Second – Quality of Life. I moved to Silverthorne in 2006 and I think back to conversations with my friends and neighbors about the vision of what we all hoped Silverthorne could be. We wanted to have a vibrant and walkable downtown, we wanted more parks and a bike path through Silverthorne, we hoped for a variety of restaurants and cultural activities to complement our outdoorsy nature. And frankly we have come a long way in 16 years. Many new opportunities now exist, in both public and business venues, for our community to gather and enjoy each other’s company, and that makes our community stronger. I want to continue to encourage redevelopment and growth in our community and to make sure that our Town services and amenities maintain our high standards.Third – Community Involvement. Let’s continue to refine and enhance opportunities for our community to be connected and involved. Silverthorne has historically had great community involvement with our citizen committees whether it be Sport (who develops and reviews our Parks, Open Space, and Trails Plan and proposals), Economic Development (who brought us the opportunity to partner with and rehome the Lake Dillon Theatre Company), Planning Commission (who reviews all land use applications), our Citizens’ Advisory Committee (who work closely with our police department on matters of public safety) our Art Committees (who created and implement our Arts and Culture Strategic plan) and our Events community who, among other events, plan the wildly popular First Friday events. I have met with many members of our community who want to participate – some who are Silverthorne residents and some who are not. With new residents come new interests and ideas and I would like to, with public input, review our citizen committees and thier charters and refine as necessary and add some in areas that the community is passionate about. Our Town is a reflection of all of us, and I want to be sure that our citizens have the opportunity to imagine, develop and shape the future of Silverthorne.

How will you unite our community and eliminate divisiveness?

 

Blue River (3 open seats)

Heather Demovic – Chose not to answer
Noah Hopkins – Chose not to answer
Ted Pilling – Chose not to answer
Bruce F. Queen – A more complex problem than a small town group of trustees could address
Ted Slaughter – Chose not to answer

 

Breckenridge (3 open seats)

Jay Beckerman – Chose not to answer
Tom Day – Tell the people the truth.
Ally “For The People” Doolin – I will help unite our community and eliminate divisiveness by LEADING BY EXAMPLE. It is an absolute tragedy that there is still a member on Breckenridge Town Council who said (and believes), “only take [a condom] if you are not vaccinated because we don’t want you to reproduce.” This kind of hate speech should not be tolerated by our community and only gives ammunition to others that this is acceptable. I truly aim to live each day by the golden rule of treating others how I wish to be treated in return. If we all implement a little more kindness and compassion towards other, our community would definitely be a better place.Another important way town council can help unite our community is by listening with an open mind to all of the constituents, another thing I pledge to do.
Jason Libby – Chose not to answer
Jennifer Loquasto – Chose not to answer
Nathan Moorefield – By not being judgmental myself, first and foremost! Honoring the experiences of others. Being open-minded, even when we disagree. Finding compromise that is INCLUSIVE of all opinions to the fullest extent possible.
Todd Rankin – Chose not to answer
Carol Saade – Chose not to answer
Leonard Weisberg – Treat all neighborhoods the same. All neighborhoods should have bus service. There should be no ‘Tourist’ vs ‘Local’ neighborhoods for STR caps. Everyone is treated the same.
Mike Zobbey – Chose not to answer

 

Dillon (3 open seats)

Jennifer Barchers – By not being judgmental myself, first and foremost! Honoring the experiences of others. Being open-minded, even when we disagree. Finding compromise that is INCLUSIVE of all opinions to the fullest extent possible.
Dana Christiansen – Chose not to answer
Mark Cribbet – Chose not to answer
Renee Imamura – Chose not to answer
Tony Scalise – Finding compromise amongst all the different groups of people is paramount to uniting the community. There is no ONE right way of doing things. Not everyone will always be happy with decisions made, so I will do my best to find the middle ground that keeps everyone satisfied, feeling that at least an acceptable number of their needs were met. Communication and objectivity are a must in order to meet peoples expectations.
Carolyn Skowyra (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Chose not to answer

 

Frisco (3 open seats)

Lisa Holenko – Chose not to answer
John Hammett – Base our conversations on the issues. Politics need to apply. We just take each issue on its own. Practical, logic based decision making. Critical Thinking! I’m a big team player. Let’s have a conversation and include everyone’s opinion.
Elizabeth Skrzypczak-Adrian – Chose not to answer
James Hayes Walsh – Chose not to answer

Andy Held – Chose not to answer
David Rolling – The best way to foster togetherness is through outreach and dialog. I will make myself available to all in our community. To listen to their concerns and suggestions. I will avoid the extremes so prevalent in our national politics and focus on what we have in common here in Frisco. Our love of Frisco and the broader Summit County community.
Joe Buck Phillips – Chose not to answer

 

Silverthorne (4 open seats)

Tim Applegate – Chose not to answer
Kelly Baldwin – Chose not to answer
Chris Carran – I will listen and learn. Through understanding we can better communicate. I will support the towns efforts to provide awareness and education about the citizens and their diversity.
Valerie Connelly – Chose not to answer
Zach Kauk – 1) Ensure all communication is open and transparent to the public. 2) Highlight opportunities for the community to debate issues. 3) Support cooperation at the city, county, state, & federal level with the goal of meeting the needs of our growing community.
Tanecia Spagnolia – I strongly believe in people making their own choices for themselves and their families. I believe everyone needs to respect each other’s decisions and choices and keep their opinions to themselves. I also believe that business owners have the choice to run their businesses the way they choose to and if it doesn’t fit in someone else’s likes or beliefs, then don’t patronize that business. I believe we all need to be kind and open minded.
Erin Young – Chose not to answer
Ann-Marie Sandquist (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Chose not to answer

What grade would you give your current Town Council?

 

Blue River (3 open seats)

Heather Demovic – Chose not to answer
Noah Hopkins – Chose not to answer
Ted Pilling – Chose not to answer
Bruce F. Queen – B
Ted Slaughter – Chose not to answer

 

Breckenridge (3 open seats)

Jay Beckerman – Chose not to answer
Tom Day – D
Ally “For The People” Doolin – F
Jason Libby – Chose not to answer
Jennifer Loquasto – Chose not to answer
Nathan Moorefield – C
Todd Rankin – Chose not to answer
Carol Saade – Chose not to answer
Leonard Weisberg – F
Mike Zobbey – Chose not to answer

 

Dillon (3 open seats)

Jennifer Barchers – B
Dana Christiansen – Chose not to answer
Mark Cribbet – Chose not to answer
Renee Imamura – Chose not to answer
Tony Scalise – C
Carolyn Skowyra (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Chose not to answer

 

Frisco (3 open seats)

Lisa Holenko – Chose not to answer
John Hammett – B
Elizabeth Skrzypczak-Adrian – Chose not to answer
James Hayes Walsh – Chose not to answer
Andy Held – Chose not to answer
David Rolling – B
Joe Buck Phillips – Chose not to answer

 

Silverthorne (4 open seats)

Tim Applegate – Chose not to answer
Kelly Baldwin – Chose not to answer
Chris Carran – B
Valerie Connelly – Chose not to answer
Zach Kauk – B
Tanecia Spagnolia – A
Erin Young – Chose not to answer
Ann-Marie Sandquist (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – A

EDUCATION

Have you attended a SCSD School Board meeting?

 

Blue River (3 open seats)

Heather Demovic – Chose not to answer
Noah Hopkins – Chose not to answer
Ted Pilling – Chose not to answer
Bruce F. Queen – No
Ted Slaughter – Chose not to answer

 

Breckenridge (3 open seats)

Jay Beckerman – Chose not to answer
Tom Day – No
Ally “For The People” Doolin – Yes
Jason Libby – Chose not to answer
Jennifer Loquasto – Chose not to answer
Nathan Moorefield – No
Todd Rankin – Chose not to answer
Carol Saade – Chose not to answer
Leonard Weisberg – No
Mike Zobbey – Chose not to answer

 

Dillon (3 open seats)

Jennifer Barchers – No
Dana Christiansen – Chose not to answer
Mark Cribbet – Chose not to answer
Renee Imamura – Chose not to answer
Tony Scalise – No
Carolyn Skowyra (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Chose not to answer

 

Frisco (3 open seats)

Lisa Holenko – Chose not to answer
John Hammett – No
Elizabeth Skrzypczak-Adrian – Chose not to answer
James Hayes Walsh – Chose not to answer
Andy Held – Chose not to answer
David Rolling – No
Joe Buck Phillips – Chose not to answer

 

Silverthorne (4 open seats)

Tim Applegate – Chose not to answer
Kelly Baldwin – Chose not to answer
Chris Carran – No
Valerie Connelly – Chose not to answer
Zach Kauk – No
Tanecia Spagnolia – No
Erin Young – Chose not to answer
Ann-Marie Sandquist (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – No

True or False: SCSD test scores have improved over the last couple of years. (The answer is FALSE)

 

Blue River (3 open seats)

Heather Demovic – Chose not to answer
Noah Hopkins – Chose not to answer
Ted Pilling – Chose not to answer
Bruce F. Queen – False
Ted Slaughter – Chose not to answer

 

Breckenridge (3 open seats)

Jay Beckerman – Chose not to answer
Tom Day – False
Ally “For The People” Doolin – False
Jason Libby – Chose not to answer
Jennifer Loquasto – Chose not to answer
Nathan Moorefield – False
Todd Rankin – Chose not to answer
Carol Saade – Chose not to answer
Leonard Weisberg – False
Mike Zobbey – Chose not to answer

 

Dillon (3 open seats)

Jennifer Barchers – False
Dana Christiansen – Chose not to answer
Mark Cribbet – Chose not to answer
Renee Imamura – Chose not to answer
Tony Scalise – False
Carolyn Skowyra (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Chose not to answer

 

Frisco (3 open seats)

Lisa Holenko – Chose not to answer
John Hammett – False
Elizabeth Skrzypczak-Adrian – Chose not to answer
James Hayes Walsh – Chose not to answer
Andy Held – Chose not to answer
David Rolling – True
Joe Buck Phillips – Chose not to answer

 

Silverthorne (4 open seats)

Tim Applegate – Chose not to answer
Kelly Baldwin – Chose not to answer
Chris Carran – False
Valerie Connelly – Chose not to answer
Zach Kauk – False
Tanecia Spagnolia – False
Erin Young – Chose not to answer
Ann-Marie Sandquist (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – False

Should the town be financially involved in after-school activities?

 

Blue River (3 open seats)

Heather Demovic – Chose not to answer
Noah Hopkins – Chose not to answer
Ted Pilling – Chose not to answer
Bruce F. Queen – Yes
Ted Slaughter – Chose not to answer

 

Breckenridge (3 open seats)

Jay Beckerman – Chose not to answer
Tom Day – No
Ally “For The People” Doolin – No Opinion
Jason Libby – Chose not to answer
Jennifer Loquasto – Chose not to answer
Nathan Moorefield – Yes
Todd Rankin – Chose not to answer
Carol Saade – Chose not to answer
Leonard Weisberg – Yes
Mike Zobbey – Chose not to answer

 

Dillon (3 open seats)

Jennifer Barchers – No Opinion
Dana Christiansen – Chose not to answer
Mark Cribbet – Chose not to answer
Renee Imamura – Chose not to answer
Tony Scalise – No opinion
Carolyn Skowyra (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Chose not to answer

 

Frisco (3 open seats)

Lisa Holenko – Chose not to answer
John Hammett – Yes
Elizabeth Skrzypczak-Adrian – Chose not to answer
James Hayes Walsh – Chose not to answer
Andy Held – Chose not to answer
David Rolling – Yes
Joe Buck Phillips – Chose not to answer

 

Silverthorne (4 open seats)

Tim Applegate – Chose not to answer
Kelly Baldwin – Chose not to answer
Chris Carran – Yes
Valerie Connelly – Chose not to answer
Zach Kauk – Yes
Tanecia Spagnolia – Yes
Erin Young – Chose not to answer
Ann-Marie Sandquist (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Yes

Please define Equity as being taught in the SCSD.

 

Blue River (3 open seats)

Heather Demovic – Chose not to answer
Noah Hopkins – Chose not to answer
Ted Pilling – Chose not to answer
Bruce F. Queen – I believe equity is not the issue and simply is a semantic exercise designed to cause division.
Ted Slaughter – Chose not to answer

 

Breckenridge (3 open seats)

Jay Beckerman – Chose not to answer
Tom Day – All people are created equal and should be treated as so. The Equity program is garbage.
Ally “For The People” Doolin – The current equity policy is just fluffy lingo for “critical race theory”. I do not support the equity policy and CRT does not belong in our public schools. This isn’t educating, this is indoctrinating in an ideology that is very harmful to young people.
Jason Libby – Chose not to answer
Jennifer Loquasto – Chose not to answer
Nathan Moorefield – I don’t think equity is being taught i schools. I think the schools “think” they are teaching equity- I actually think it is mediocrity.
Todd Rankin – Chose not to answer
Carol Saade – Chose not to answer
Leonard Weisberg – Equity should mean that everyone is challenged the same. Not that everyone is taught the same. Fast learners need to be challenged and stay motivated just as much as slow learners need special attention.
Mike Zobbey – Chose not to answer

 

Dillon (3 open seats)

Jennifer Barchers – I don’t have children, and am not sure of equity teachings at SCSD, but am obviously willing to listen to the challenges of teaching this topic in the school district.
Dana Christiansen – Chose not to answer
Mark Cribbet – Chose not to answer
Renee Imamura – Chose not to answer
Tony Scalise – Equity? You must mean indoctrination to ideals like CRT, which is just another way to divide people being masked as academia. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s worked far too hard to eliminate racial inequality just to have it resurrected now in the 2020s. Let’s not let “Equity” be used as a tool to divide us as a nation. We have come too far to begin to take steps backwards.
Carolyn Skowyra (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Chose not to answer

 

Frisco (3 open seats)

Lisa Holenko – Chose not to answer
John Hammett – After reading the Equity policy, it reads like the standard playbook of CRT. Singling out specific racial and cultural differences to build unity and equity makes no sense. Can we get back to teaching the core subjects very well?
Elizabeth Skrzypczak-Adrian – Chose not to answer
James Hayes Walsh – Chose not to answer
Andy Held – Chose not to answer
David Rolling – The goal of ensuring all students regardless of gender, race, social economic level, or physical challenges have equal opportunity to participate, thrive, and achieve in SCSD.
Joe Buck Phillips – Chose not to answer

 

Silverthorne (4 open seats)

Tim Applegate – Chose not to answer
Kelly Baldwin – Chose not to answer
Chris Carran – I am not sure that I understand the question.
Valerie Connelly – Chose not to answer
Zach Kauk – I believe this is referring to the SCSD “Just and Equitable Education” policy. This policy asserts that certain classes have a historic disadvantage due to inherent racism and that SCSD commits to address these systemic inequities and eliminate opportunity gaps through a number of actions.
Tanecia Spagnolia – I need more information on this subject since my children are not currently enrolled in the SCSD and I don’t directly work with any local educators to know what is being taught.
Erin Young – Chose not to answer
Ann-Marie Sandquist (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Chose not to answer

LODGING

True or False. Summit County Planning and Zoning prohibits the building of ADUs in Summit County. (The answer is TRUE)

 

Blue River (3 open seats)

Heather Demovic – Chose not to answer
Noah Hopkins – Chose not to answer
Ted Pilling – Chose not to answer
Bruce F. Queen – False
Ted Slaughter – Chose not to answer

 

Breckenridge (3 open seats)

Jay Beckerman – Chose not to answer
Tom Day – True
Ally “For The People” Doolin – True
Jason Libby – Chose not to answer
Jennifer Loquasto – Chose not to answer
Nathan Moorefield – True
Todd Rankin – Chose not to answer
Carol Saade – Chose not to answer
Leonard Weisberg – True
Mike Zobbey – Chose not to answer

 

Dillon (3 open seats)

Jennifer Barchers – True
Dana Christiansen – Chose not to answer
Mark Cribbet – Chose not to answer
Renee Imamura – Chose not to answer
Tony Scalise – True
Carolyn Skowyra (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Chose not to answer

 

Frisco (3 open seats)

Lisa Holenko – Chose not to answer
John Hammett – True
Elizabeth Skrzypczak-Adrian – Chose not to answer
James Hayes Walsh – Chose not to answer
Andy Held – Chose not to answer
David Rolling – False
Joe Buck Phillips – Chose not to answer

 

Silverthorne (4 open seats)

Tim Applegate – Chose not to answer
Kelly Baldwin – Chose not to answer
Chris Carran – False
Valerie Connelly – Chose not to answer
Zach Kauk – False
Tanecia Spagnolia – False
Erin Young – Chose not to answer
Ann-Marie Sandquist (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – False

Would you support supplementing home owners to build an ADU for local employees?

 

Blue River (3 open seats)

Heather Demovic – Chose not to answer
Noah Hopkins – Chose not to answer
Ted Pilling – Chose not to answer
Bruce F. Queen – No
Ted Slaughter – Chose not to answer

 

Breckenridge (3 open seats)

Jay Beckerman – Chose not to answer
Tom Day – Yes
Ally “For The People” Doolin – Yes
Jason Libby – Chose not to answer
Jennifer Loquasto – Chose not to answer
Nathan Moorefield – Yes
Todd Rankin – Chose not to answer
Carol Saade – Chose not to answer
Leonard Weisberg – Yes
Mike Zobbey – Chose not to answer

 

Dillon (3 open seats)

Jennifer Barchers – Yes
Dana Christiansen – Chose not to answer
Mark Cribbet – Chose not to answer
Renee Imamura – Chose not to answer
Tony Scalise – Yes
Carolyn Skowyra (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Chose not to answer

 

Frisco (3 open seats)

Lisa Holenko – Chose not to answer
John Hammett – Yes
Elizabeth Skrzypczak-Adrian – Chose not to answer
James Hayes Walsh – Chose not to answer
Andy Held – Chose not to answer
David Rolling – No Opinion
Joe Buck Phillips – Chose not to answer

 

Silverthorne (4 open seats)

Tim Applegate – Chose not to answer
Kelly Baldwin – Chose not to answer
Chris Carran – Yes
Valerie Connelly – Chose not to answer
Zach Kauk – Yes
Tanecia Spagnolia – Yes
Erin Young – Chose not to answer
Ann-Marie Sandquist (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Yes

What impact does the vacation rental industry have on your town?

 

Blue River (3 open seats)

Heather Demovic – Chose not to answer
Noah Hopkins – Chose not to answer
Ted Pilling – Chose not to answer
Bruce F. Queen – Vacation rentals play an important role and are an economic plus for Blue River. Mostly. There are pluses and minuses
Ted Slaughter – Chose not to answer

 

Breckenridge (3 open seats)

Jay Beckerman – Chose not to answer
Tom Day – It has a tremendous positive impact. If we did not have the vacation rental industry many of us would not be here. They are a lot of people that would love to see Breckenridge like it was in the 80’s. I was here in the 80’s and I really believe that Breckenridge has benefited positively to the town. The town would not be anywhere what it is without short term rentals. Where the town has fallen down is requiring the major developers to build employee housing.
Ally “For The People” Doolin – Our communities depend on the tourist industry for economic survival. Without tourism, many of our local businesses would suffer immensely. We need vacation rentals as there are not enough hotel rooms in Breckenridge and in the county to support the demand for tourism.
Jason Libby – Chose not to answer
Jennifer Loquasto – Chose not to answer
Nathan Moorefield – The vacation rental industry has a tremendous impact on Breckenridge. Almost all of the amenities we love are funded in one way or another by our guests. Bottom line- we cannot survive without them. That being said – there are times when the busy becomes overcrowded. A more open minded approach to master planning is necessary.
Todd Rankin – Chose not to answer
Carol Saade – Chose not to answer
Leonard Weisberg – Vacation Rentals help bring tourists to the area, which has a lot of benefits. The shortage of LTR should be fixed by incentives, not a sledgehammer.
Mike Zobbey – Chose not to answer

 

Dillon (3 open seats)

Jennifer Barchers – A omni-present issue. A huge impact.
Dana Christiansen – Chose not to answer
Mark Cribbet – Chose not to answer
Renee Imamura – Chose not to answer
Tony Scalise – It is the lifeblood of my town and pretty much every town in Summit County. It brings in sales tax revenue, income for businesses and private property owners as well as many other revenue generating aspects of our local economy.
Carolyn Skowyra (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Chose not to answer

 

Frisco (3 open seats)

Lisa Holenko – Chose not to answer
John Hammett – A very large impact. Hearing from all sides on this issue, I found this to be the area of greatest need for clear sensible options and solutions. I see the impact first hand… There is a STR in the condo above mine.
Elizabeth Skrzypczak-Adrian – Chose not to answer
James Hayes Walsh – Chose not to answer
Andy Held – Chose not to answer
David Rolling – We are a tourist based economy. That is dependent on a healthy vacation rental industry. So the impacts are both: primarily desirable but with some undesirable traits. The Town Council needs to foster the desirable while mitigating the undesirable.
Joe Buck Phillips – Chose not to answer

 

Silverthorne (4 open seats)

Tim Applegate – Chose not to answer
Kelly Baldwin – Chose not to answer
Chris Carran – The vacation rental industry brings revenue to the town and the county. It employees our citizens. It also strains or infrastructure and increases the cost of living.
Valerie Connelly – Chose not to answer
Zach Kauk – Silverthorne is less impacted than other communities in Summit County and in general, the vacation rental industry in Silverthorne is not the primary reason for a lack of affordable housing. There are a number of opportunities to enhance the availability of affordable housing in Silverthorne and this simply has not been the top priority of the town and that needs to change.
Tanecia Spagnolia – All towns in summit county are significantly impacted by the vacation rental industry.
Erin Young – Chose not to answer
Ann-Marie Sandquist (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Vacation rentals in local neighborhoods do impact our entire county – in both positive and negative ways. It is a balancing act to honor the rights of all homeowners – both those who want to rent out their properties and those who live full time and are affected by increased noise, traffic, etc.

Have you seen a study showing STRs impact on the Summit County community?

 

Blue River (3 open seats)

Heather Demovic – Chose not to answer
Noah Hopkins – Chose not to answer
Ted Pilling – Chose not to answer
Bruce F. Queen – No
Ted Slaughter – Chose not to answer

 

Breckenridge (3 open seats)

Jay Beckerman – Chose not to answer
Tom Day – Yes
Ally “For The People” Doolin – Yes
Jason Libby – Chose not to answer
Jennifer Loquasto – Chose not to answer
Nathan Moorefield – No
Todd Rankin – Chose not to answer
Carol Saade – Chose not to answer
Leonard Weisberg – No
Mike Zobbey – Chose not to answer

 

Dillon (3 open seats)

Jennifer Barchers – Yes
Dana Christiansen – Chose not to answer
Mark Cribbet – Chose not to answer
Renee Imamura – Chose not to answer
Tony Scalise – Yes
Carolyn Skowyra (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Chose not to answer

 

Frisco (3 open seats)

Lisa Holenko – Chose not to answer
John Hammett – Yes
Elizabeth Skrzypczak-Adrian – Chose not to answer
James Hayes Walsh – Chose not to answer
Andy Held – Chose not to answer
David Rolling – Yes
Joe Buck Phillips – Chose not to answer

 

Silverthorne (4 open seats)

Tim Applegate – Chose not to answer
Kelly Baldwin – Chose not to answer
Chris Carran – No
Valerie Connelly – Chose not to answer
Zach Kauk – No
Tanecia Spagnolia – Yes
Erin Young – Chose not to answer
Ann-Marie Sandquist (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Yes

Would you support the development of a hotel in your town to limit STRs?

 

Blue River (3 open seats)

Heather Demovic – Chose not to answer
Noah Hopkins – Chose not to answer
Ted Pilling – Chose not to answer
Bruce F. Queen – No
Ted Slaughter – Chose not to answer

 

Breckenridge (3 open seats)

Jay Beckerman – Chose not to answer
Tom Day – No
Ally “For The People” Doolin – Yes
Jason Libby – Chose not to answer
Jennifer Loquasto – Chose not to answer
Nathan Moorefield – No
Todd Rankin – Chose not to answer
Carol Saade – Chose not to answer
Leonard Weisberg – No
Mike Zobbey – Chose not to answer

 

Dillon (3 open seats)

Jennifer Barchers – Yes
Dana Christiansen – Chose not to answer
Mark Cribbet – Chose not to answer
Renee Imamura – Chose not to answer
Tony Scalise – Yes
Carolyn Skowyra (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Chose not to answer

 

Frisco (3 open seats)

Lisa Holenko – Chose not to answer
John Hammett – Yes
Elizabeth Skrzypczak-Adrian – Chose not to answer
James Hayes Walsh – Chose not to answer
Andy Held – Chose not to answer
David Rolling – No Opinion
Joe Buck Phillips – Chose not to answer

 

Silverthorne (4 open seats)

Tim Applegate – Chose not to answer
Kelly Baldwin – Chose not to answer
Chris Carran – Yes
Valerie Connelly – Chose not to answer
Zach Kauk – No Opinion
Tanecia Spagnolia – Yes
Erin Young – Chose not to answer
Ann-Marie Sandquist (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Yes

How do you plan to manage community growth?

 

Blue River (3 open seats)

Heather Demovic – Chose not to answer
Noah Hopkins – Chose not to answer
Ted Pilling – Chose not to answer
Bruce F. Queen – Most city planners will tell you that the best you can do is to anticipate growth. You don’t manage it. Blue River restricts all commercial development – single family homes and no lock off apartments. BR has limited infrastructure with mostly dirt roads, well and septic. An unmanaged expansion of population must be controlled.
Ted Slaughter – Chose not to answer

 

Breckenridge (3 open seats)

Jay Beckerman – Chose not to answer
Tom Day – We need a massive amount of rental housing to be built immediately. I believe we need 400 to 500 units to fix the massive problem we have.
Ally “For The People” Doolin – The Town of Breckenridge needs to support growth by reducing burdensome regulations. I think allowing homes to have an accessory dwelling unit or mother-in-law unit is a great way to add additional housing for locals and seasonal workers; however, at the end of the day employers should be paying workers a reasonable wage to find housing in our communities OR providing employee housing.
Jason Libby – Chose not to answer
Jennifer Loquasto – Chose not to answer
Nathan Moorefield – A forward looking master plan strategy- understanding the changing dynamics of the Front Range. The front Range impact is growing substantially every year but not being considered at all as we plan. Front range residents are buyers in more than 1/2 of real estate transactions every year.
Todd Rankin – Chose not to answer
Carol Saade – Chose not to answer
Leonard Weisberg – If you have the money to build on a lot you purchase, so be it. But the government needs to stop building more housing. The more you build, the more crowded, the worse the quality of life.
Mike Zobbey – Chose not to answer

 

Dillon (3 open seats)

Jennifer Barchers – We just created new (STR)policies (with community input) in Dillon. I like the idea of incentives to homeowners and locals to do long-term rentals. Balancing needs of locals and businesses with visitors.
Dana Christiansen – Chose not to answer
Mark Cribbet – Chose not to answer
Renee Imamura – Chose not to answer
Tony Scalise – Eliminating the prohibition on ADUs (accessory dwelling units) would help incentivize homeowners to provide (at their own cost, with possible local government incentives) rental units that could be used for LTRs (and perhaps build that requirement into any building permit granted). Having local governments build workforce housing only puts more of a burden on the local taxpayer, and gives a free pass to the large corporations that employ hundreds if not thousands of seasonal workers, generating millions of dollars of profits for those corporations. Making large businesses accountable to its employees housing needs will help alleviate some of the pressure on local municipalities to create and provide workforce housing. We also need to turn to the community before any growth management plan can be adapted. Their input will be important for the well-being and acceptance of any and all future growth plans. Involve your local community and you will end up with a community everyone wants and accepts.
Carolyn Skowyra (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Chose not to answer

 

Frisco (3 open seats)

Lisa Holenko – Chose not to answer
John Hammett – We need to set a limit now. How big do we want to be in 20 years. 4000? , 5000? Once we set the upper limit, it is much easier to plan the growth.
Elizabeth Skrzypczak-Adrian – Chose not to answer
James Hayes Walsh – Chose not to answer
Andy Held – Chose not to answer
David Rolling – To a very large extent Frisco’s growth is limited by the lake and mountains (i.e. we are land locked). This leaves our growth options to density management and maximizing land usages. I will seek to manage growth while maintaining great deference to our Community priorities and natural surroundings.
Joe Buck Phillips – Chose not to answer

 

Silverthorne (4 open seats)

Tim Applegate – Chose not to answer
Kelly Baldwin – Chose not to answer
Chris Carran – That is very complicated. I need to learn a lot more about what has been tried, what hasn’t, what works and what doesn’t. I need to listen to the stakeholders to make a rounded and informed decision.
Valerie Connelly – Chose not to answer
Zach Kauk – Silverthorne has two key issues related to growth. The first is the lack of affordable housing which leads to a lack of talent available to local businesses. The second is lack of a comprehensive plan to improve infrastructure that is aligned with business and population growth. I want to help develop an actual infrastructure plan that includes all aspects of infrastructure including Exit 205, traffic management, affordable housing, childcare, and other infrastructure required to support the population and tourism growth that the town is driving.
Tanecia Spagnolia – This depends on the type of growth/development that is proposed
Erin Young – Chose not to answer
Ann-Marie Sandquist (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – I am happy to see the redevelopment and growth in Silverthorne. That said, Highway 9, I-70, and Exit 205 have a significant impact on our community and unfortunately not one that the Town can control. Summit County is the 5th most visited county in the country and Exit 205 is the busiest interchange west of the tunnel. 70% of the traffic through our community is considered pass through – meaning that this is not local traffic but traffic trying to go through Silverthorne to get to another destination. Which, as we all know, makes trying to get around our Town tough on local residents, especially on weekends and holidays. The latest study that was done by CDOT was completed in 2012 and needs to be updated. We have been pushing CDOT to update the study (we cannot just hire an engineer to update it – this must be approved by CDOT), we have set aside funding to update the study and we have also hired a lobbying firm to identify federal funding opportunities to help ease the $23 million burden that reconstructing the interchange will cost. We continue to push Gov. Polis and CDOT leadership to address our interchange.

EMPLOYEE HOUSING

Does your town have an employee housing shortage?

 

Blue River (3 open seats)

Heather Demovic – Chose not to answer
Noah Hopkins – Chose not to answer
Ted Pilling – Chose not to answer
Bruce F. Queen – No
Ted Slaughter – Chose not to answer

 

Breckenridge (3 open seats)

Jay Beckerman – Chose not to answer
Tom Day – Yes
Ally “For The People” Doolin – Yes
Jason Libby – Chose not to answer
Jennifer Loquasto – Chose not to answer
Nathan Moorefield – Yes
Todd Rankin – Chose not to answer
Carol Saade – Chose not to answer
Leonard Weisberg – Yes
Mike Zobbey – Chose not to answer

 

Dillon (3 open seats)

Jennifer Barchers – Yes
Dana Christiansen – Chose not to answer
Mark Cribbet – Chose not to answer
Renee Imamura – Chose not to answer
Tony Scalise – Yes
Carolyn Skowyra (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Chose not to answer

 

Frisco (3 open seats)

Lisa Holenko – Chose not to answer
John Hammett – Yes
Elizabeth Skrzypczak-Adrian – Chose not to answer
James Hayes Walsh – Chose not to answer
Andy Held – Chose not to answer
David Rolling – Yes
Joe Buck Phillips – Chose not to answer

 

Silverthorne (4 open seats)

Tim Applegate – Chose not to answer
Kelly Baldwin – Chose not to answer
Chris Carran – Yes
Valerie Connelly – Chose not to answer
Zach Kauk – Yes
Tanecia Spagnolia – Yes
Erin Young – Chose not to answer
Ann-Marie Sandquist (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Yes

CHOOSE ONE: Breckenridge's new STR license cap ordinance will help provide more employee housing.

 

Blue River (3 open seats)

Heather Demovic – Chose not to answer
Noah Hopkins – Chose not to answer
Ted Pilling – Chose not to answer
Bruce F. Queen – Strongly Disagree
Ted Slaughter – Chose not to answer

 

Breckenridge (3 open seats)

Jay Beckerman – Chose not to answer
Tom Day – Strongly Disagree
Ally “For The People” Doolin – Strongly Disagree
Jason Libby – Chose not to answer
Jennifer Loquasto – Chose not to answer
Nathan Moorefield – Strongly Disagree
Todd Rankin – Chose not to answer
Carol Saade – Chose not to answer
Leonard Weisberg – Strongly Disagree
Mike Zobbey – Chose not to answer

 

Dillon (3 open seats)

Jennifer Barchers – Disagree
Dana Christiansen – Chose not to answer
Mark Cribbet – Chose not to answer
Renee Imamura – Chose not to answer
Tony Scalise – Strongly Disagree
Carolyn Skowyra (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Chose not to answer

 

Frisco (3 open seats)

Lisa Holenko – Chose not to answer
John Hammett – Neither Agree or Disagree
Elizabeth Skrzypczak-Adrian – Chose not to answer
James Hayes Walsh – Chose not to answer
Andy Held – Chose not to answer
David Rolling – Neither Agree or Disagree
Joe Buck Phillips – Chose not to answer

 

Silverthorne (4 open seats)

Tim Applegate – Chose not to answer
Kelly Baldwin – Chose not to answer
Chris Carran – Neither Agree or Disagree
Valerie Connelly – Chose not to answer
Zach Kauk – Neither Agree or Disagree
Tanecia Spagnolia – Neither Agree or Disagree
Erin Young – Chose not to answer
Ann-Marie Sandquist (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Neither Agree or Disagree

What is your solution to create more employee housing?

 

Blue River (3 open seats)

Heather Demovic – Chose not to answer
Noah Hopkins – Chose not to answer
Ted Pilling – Chose not to answer
Bruce F. Queen – Better land use. Why have two story apartments when you could allow higher building and requires underground parking.
Ted Slaughter – Chose not to answer

 

Breckenridge (3 open seats)

Jay Beckerman – Chose not to answer
Tom Day – We need a massive amount of rental housing to be built immediately. I believe we need 400 to 500 units to fix the massive problem we have.
Ally “For The People” Doolin – Employers need to be a major part of the solution in building housing for employees. There are multiple approaches to accomplish this. 1. Build more (safe & clean) employee housing. 2. Pay employees fair wages so that they can afford to live in our communities. The Town of Breckenridge should work jointly with major employers to ensure we have adequate employee housing.
Jason Libby – Chose not to answer
Jennifer Loquasto – Chose not to answer
Nathan Moorefield – When a home is purchased, it can not obtain a STR for 3 years. During that period, it can be LTR. This helps the LTR/Employee housing without hurting Property Owner’s rights. Also, the town should continue to convert existing units to Deed Restricted, not building new units.
Todd Rankin – Chose not to answer
Carol Saade – Chose not to answer
Leonard Weisberg – When a home is purchased, it can not obtain a STR for 3 years. During that period, it can be LTR. This helps the LTR/Employee housing without hurting Property Owner’s rights. Also, the town should continue to convert existing units to Deed Restricted, not building new units.
Mike Zobbey – Chose not to answer

 

Dillon (3 open seats)

Jennifer Barchers – incentives for long-term rentals
Dana Christiansen – Chose not to answer
Mark Cribbet – Chose not to answer
Renee Imamura – Chose not to answer
Tony Scalise – First and foremost, employers need to pay wages that will allow employees to afford to live and work here. I don’t mean wages that would break a business, but wages that, coupled with more affordable workforce housing, would allow workers to live in a safe, clean, healthy and pleasant environment. Require employers to participate in providing housing in some manner, be it through the building of housing, the providing or adequate wages to their employees or the participation in cost-sharing of new builds for the local workforce.
Carolyn Skowyra (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Chose not to answer

 

Frisco (3 open seats)

Lisa Holenko – Chose not to answer
John Hammett – We build what we need. Is it easier to force rules and conditions on the current housing infrastructure?Include all the local towns and the county to co-invest in a large project that creates 500-1000 rooms in a short period of time.
Elizabeth Skrzypczak-Adrian – Chose not to answer
James Hayes Walsh – Chose not to answer
Andy Held – Chose not to answer
David Rolling – Two fold; 1) Prioritize employee housing in Town investments (financial, staff time, and Council attention), 2) Pursue Town/County and public/private partnerships. The solution requires everyone to participate and work together. No one entity (public or private) solves this significant problem.
Joe Buck Phillips – Chose not to answer

 

Silverthorne (4 open seats)

Tim Applegate – Chose not to answer
Kelly Baldwin – Chose not to answer
Chris Carran – I do not think that there is one simple solution. I think that government and businesses need to work together to provide housing.
Valerie Connelly – Chose not to answer
Zach Kauk – There are a number of areas where higher density affordable housing can be encouraged. I support zoning changes and increased incentivization to builders and managers of affordable rental housing to encourage additional investment in housing dedicated to local employees.
Tanecia Spagnolia – This depends on the type of growth/development that is proposed.
Erin Young – Chose not to answer
Ann-Marie Sandquist (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Silverthorne is nearing completion of the Smith Ranch neighborhood with more than 200 for purchase units for residents who work 30 hours or more in the County. As we all know, this is a continuing issue for our community. With the passage of 6B, there will be funding for additional projects in the years to come. The Town wants to continue to develop both for rent and for purchase housing for a variety of income levels. The commercial property located in front of Smith Ranch is slated to have for rent lower AMI housing built, and we are actively planning to bring workforce rental units into the mix in the downtown in the next phase of redevelopment. As well, I would like to continue to explore different ideas – to encourage long term rentals, to build for rent accessory apartments, to provide down payment assistance, etc. Frankly, we will continue to need to look at EVERY idea.

Should Vail Resorts play a bigger role in creating employee housing?

 

Blue River (3 open seats)

Heather Demovic – Chose not to answer
Noah Hopkins – Chose not to answer
Ted Pilling – Chose not to answer
Bruce F. Queen – Yes
Ted Slaughter – Chose not to answer

 

Breckenridge (3 open seats)

Jay Beckerman – Chose not to answer
Tom Day – Yes
Ally “For The People” Doolin – Yes
Jason Libby – Chose not to answer
Jennifer Loquasto – Chose not to answer
Nathan Moorefield – Yes
Todd Rankin – Chose not to answer
Carol Saade – Chose not to answer
Leonard Weisberg – No Opinion
Mike Zobbey – Chose not to answer

 

Dillon (3 open seats)

Jennifer Barchers – Yes
Dana Christiansen – Chose not to answer
Mark Cribbet – Chose not to answer
Renee Imamura – Chose not to answer
Tony Scalise – Yes
Carolyn Skowyra (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Chose not to answer

 

Frisco (3 open seats)

Lisa Holenko – Chose not to answer
John Hammett – No Opinion
Elizabeth Skrzypczak-Adrian – Chose not to answer
James Hayes Walsh – Chose not to answer
Andy Held – Chose not to answer
David Rolling – Yes
Joe Buck Phillips – Chose not to answer

 

Silverthorne (4 open seats)

Tim Applegate – Chose not to answer
Kelly Baldwin – Chose not to answer
Chris Carran – Yes
Valerie Connelly – Chose not to answer
Zach Kauk – Yes
Tanecia Spagnolia – Yes
Erin Young – Chose not to answer
Ann-Marie Sandquist (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Yes

HEALTH CARE

Do you believe in the right to choose when it comes to bodily autonomy.

 

Blue River (3 open seats)

Heather Demovic – Chose not to answer
Noah Hopkins – Chose not to answer
Ted Pilling – Chose not to answer
Bruce F. Queen – No opinion
Ted Slaughter – Chose not to answer

 

Breckenridge (3 open seats)

Jay Beckerman – Chose not to answer
Tom Day – Yes
Ally “For The People” Doolin – Yes
Jason Libby – Chose not to answer
Jennifer Loquasto – Chose not to answer
Nathan Moorefield – Yes
Todd Rankin – Chose not to answer
Carol Saade – Chose not to answer
Leonard Weisberg – No
Mike Zobbey – Chose not to answer

 

Dillon (3 open seats)

Jennifer Barchers – Yes
Dana Christiansen – Chose not to answer
Mark Cribbet – Chose not to answer
Renee Imamura – Chose not to answer
Tony Scalise – Yes
Carolyn Skowyra (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Chose not to answer

 

Frisco (3 open seats)

Lisa Holenko – Chose not to answer
John Hammett – Yes
Elizabeth Skrzypczak-Adrian – Chose not to answer
James Hayes Walsh – Chose not to answer
Andy Held – Chose not to answer
David Rolling – Yes
Joe Buck Phillips – Chose not to answer

 

Silverthorne (4 open seats)

Tim Applegate – Chose not to answer
Kelly Baldwin – Chose not to answer
Chris Carran – Yes
Valerie Connelly – Chose not to answer
Zach Kauk – Yes
Tanecia Spagnolia – Yes
Erin Young – Chose not to answer
Ann-Marie Sandquist (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Yes

Should the US Government mandate whether or not individuals take/inject pharmaceuticals?

 

Blue River (3 open seats)

Heather Demovic – Chose not to answer
Noah Hopkins – Chose not to answer
Ted Pilling – Chose not to answer
Bruce F. Queen – No Opinion
Ted Slaughter – Chose not to answer

 

Breckenridge (3 open seats)

Jay Beckerman – Chose not to answer
Tom Day – No
Ally “For The People” Doolin – No
Jason Libby – Chose not to answer
Jennifer Loquasto – Chose not to answer
Nathan Moorefield – No
Todd Rankin – Chose not to answer
Carol Saade – Chose not to answer
Leonard Weisberg – Yes
Mike Zobbey – Chose not to answer

 

Dillon (3 open seats)

Jennifer Barchers – No
Dana Christiansen – Chose not to answer
Mark Cribbet – Chose not to answer
Renee Imamura – Chose not to answer
Tony Scalise – No
Carolyn Skowyra (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Chose not to answer

 

Frisco (3 open seats)

Lisa Holenko – Chose not to answer
John Hammett – No
Elizabeth Skrzypczak-Adrian – Chose not to answer
James Hayes Walsh – Chose not to answer
Andy Held – Chose not to answer
David Rolling – Yes
Joe Buck Phillips – Chose not to answer

 

Silverthorne (4 open seats)

Tim Applegate – Chose not to answer
Kelly Baldwin – Chose not to answer
Chris Carran – No Opinion
Valerie Connelly – Chose not to answer
Zach Kauk – No Opinion
Tanecia Spagnolia – No
Erin Young – Chose not to answer
Ann-Marie Sandquist (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – No

Do you think mask mandates made a significant difference in the spread of COVID in Summit County?

 

Blue River (3 open seats)

Heather Demovic – Chose not to answer
Noah Hopkins – Chose not to answer
Ted Pilling – Chose not to answer
Bruce F. Queen – No Opinion
Ted Slaughter – Chose not to answer

 

Breckenridge (3 open seats)

Jay Beckerman – Chose not to answer
Tom Day – No
Ally “For The People” Doolin – No
Jason Libby – Chose not to answer
Jennifer Loquasto – Chose not to answer
Nathan Moorefield – No Opinion
Todd Rankin – Chose not to answer
Carol Saade – Chose not to answer
Leonard Weisberg – No
Mike Zobbey – Chose not to answer

 

Dillon (3 open seats)

Jennifer Barchers – No
Dana Christiansen – Chose not to answer
Mark Cribbet – Chose not to answer
Renee Imamura – Chose not to answer
Tony Scalise – No
Carolyn Skowyra (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Chose not to answer

 

Frisco (3 open seats)

Lisa Holenko – Chose not to answer
John Hammett – No
Elizabeth Skrzypczak-Adrian – Chose not to answer
James Hayes Walsh – Chose not to answer
Andy Held – Chose not to answer
David Rolling – No
Joe Buck Phillips – Chose not to answer

 

Silverthorne (4 open seats)

Tim Applegate – Chose not to answer
Kelly Baldwin – Chose not to answer
Chris Carran – Yes
Valerie Connelly – Chose not to answer
Zach Kauk – No Opinion
Tanecia Spagnolia – No Opinion
Erin Young – Chose not to answer
Ann-Marie Sandquist (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Yes

 

CHOOSE ONE: Summit County Public Health did a good job providing well-rounded health care information over the last 2 years.

 

Blue River (3 open seats)

Heather Demovic – Chose not to answer
Noah Hopkins – Chose not to answer
Ted Pilling – Chose not to answer
Bruce F. Queen – Disagree
Ted Slaughter – Chose not to answer

 

Breckenridge (3 open seats)

Jay Beckerman – Chose not to answer
Tom Day – Strongly Disagree
Ally “For The People” Doolin – Strongly Disagree
Jason Libby – Chose not to answer
Jennifer Loquasto – Chose not to answer
Nathan Moorefield – Neither Agree or Disagree
Todd Rankin – Chose not to answer
Carol Saade – Chose not to answer
Leonard Weisberg – Agree
Mike Zobbey – Chose not to answer

 

Dillon (3 open seats)

Jennifer Barchers – Disagree
Dana Christiansen – Chose not to answer
Mark Cribbet – Chose not to answer
Renee Imamura – Chose not to answer
Tony Scalise – Strongly Disagree
Carolyn Skowyra (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Chose not to answer

 

Frisco (3 open seats)

Lisa Holenko – Chose not to answer
John Hammett – Disagree
Elizabeth Skrzypczak-Adrian – Chose not to answer
James Hayes Walsh – Chose not to answer
Andy Held – Chose not to answer
David Rolling – Agree
Joe Buck Phillips – Chose not to answer

 

Silverthorne (4 open seats)

Tim Applegate – Chose not to answer
Kelly Baldwin – Chose not to answer
Chris Carran – Agree
Valerie Connelly – Chose not to answer
Zach Kauk – Neither Agree or Disagree
Tanecia Spagnolia – Neither Agree or Disagree
Erin Young – Chose not to answer
Ann-Marie Sandquist (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Neither Agree or Disagree

What grade would you give our Summit County PublicHealth officials on dealing with the COVID outbreak over the last 2 years?

 

Blue River (3 open seats)

Heather Demovic – Chose not to answer
Noah Hopkins – Chose not to answer
Ted Pilling – Chose not to answer
Bruce F. Queen – D
Ted Slaughter – Chose not to answer

 

Breckenridge (3 open seats)

Jay Beckerman – Chose not to answer
Tom Day – F
Ally “For The People” Doolin – F
Jason Libby – Chose not to answer
Jennifer Loquasto – Chose not to answer
Nathan Moorefield – C
Todd Rankin – Chose not to answer
Carol Saade – Chose not to answer
Leonard Weisberg – B
Mike Zobbey – Chose not to answer

 

Dillon (3 open seats)

Jennifer Barchers – D
Dana Christiansen – Chose not to answer
Mark Cribbet – Chose not to answer
Renee Imamura – Chose not to answer
Tony Scalise – F
Carolyn Skowyra (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Chose not to answer

 

Frisco (3 open seats)

Lisa Holenko – Chose not to answer
John Hammett – F
Elizabeth Skrzypczak-Adrian – Chose not to answer
James Hayes Walsh – Chose not to answer
Andy Held – Chose not to answer
David Rolling – B
Joe Buck Phillips – Chose not to answer

 

Silverthorne (4 open seats)

Tim Applegate – Chose not to answer
Kelly Baldwin – Chose not to answer
Chris Carran – A
Valerie Connelly – Chose not to answer
Zach Kauk – B
Tanecia Spagnolia – B
Erin Young – Chose not to answer
Ann-Marie Sandquist (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – B

Do you believe information is being censored? Please explain ...

 

Blue River (3 open seats)

Heather Demovic – Chose not to answer
Noah Hopkins – Chose not to answer
Ted Pilling – Chose not to answer
Bruce F. Queen – Not censored but clearly subject to agendas and not necessarily unbiased
Ted Slaughter – Chose not to answer

 

Breckenridge (3 open seats)

Jay Beckerman – Chose not to answer
Tom Day – Yes the Summit Daily and the Town of Breckenridge only follow their narrative of Covid. Masks do absolutely nothing and the PCR test is 95% false positive. This information has been out for a long time but they refused to acknowledge it. I cannot believe that they are going to require small children to wear masks. This decision will come back on them for sure.
Ally “For The People” Doolin – 100%. Over the past two years we have watched information be censored because it did not support the narrative. People were labeled as “conspiracy theorists” and they were censored in the media and on social media. “Trust the Science” was repeated as a mantra – and anyone questioning the science was censored and shunned. In an open society, we must have free flow of information. We must be allowed to research, investigate, and question.
Jason Libby – Chose not to answer
Jennifer Loquasto – Chose not to answer
Nathan Moorefield – Yes- having sat in several town council meeting and STR advisory committee meetings- I know the public isn’t being made aware of what is happening. One example- the 2 community appointees for the Breckenridge STR advisory committee are NOT town residents or taxpayers!!!! Another- when housing studies were provided by the town- they included timeshare units as potential primary residence possibilities. This skewed the lack of residential units occupied by local residents- when I pointed this out at a council meeting- they were not happy. Then promptly changed the goal as we actually close to their intended target.
Todd Rankin – Chose not to answer
Carol Saade – Chose not to answer
Leonard Weisberg – No
Mike Zobbey – Chose not to answer

 

Dillon (3 open seats)

Jennifer Barchers – Yes. Too much to go into here, but I strongly disagreed with the way COVID was handled locally and nationwide
Dana Christiansen – Chose not to answer
Mark Cribbet – Chose not to answer
Renee Imamura – Chose not to answer
Tony Scalise – Yes. Just watching the MSM over the last to and a half years you would have seen important issues ignored by some and thoroughly examined by others, depending on the narrative desired by each. And even worse than censorship were the distortions being presented by either side in support of their narratives. Fake news, false news and outright lies were quite common and set a dangerous precedent.
Carolyn Skowyra (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Chose not to answer

 

Frisco (3 open seats)

Lisa Holenko – Chose not to answer
John Hammett – Yes. I’ve seen the landscape of news media change over the last 10 years. When you let a few elites control the information, dissension to the narrative will not be allowed.
Elizabeth Skrzypczak-Adrian – Chose not to answer
James Hayes Walsh – Chose not to answer
Andy Held – Chose not to answer
David Rolling – I do not. I believe the medical community’s initial ignorance was cast as intentional withholding of information. As with EVERYTHING, the more we learn the more we know. Having said that – there were clearly incidents of withheld and misleading information which were very troubling. Everyone has the right to full accurate and timely information.
Joe Buck Phillips – Chose not to answer

 

Silverthorne (4 open seats)

Tim Applegate – Chose not to answer
Kelly Baldwin – Chose not to answer
Chris Carran – No
Valerie Connelly – Chose not to answer
Zach Kauk – Not censored – but I do believe that political parties and politicians all use the same data to try to support opposing points of view and that this manipulation is harmful.
Tanecia Spagnolia – Yes
Erin Young – Chose not to answer
Ann-Marie Sandquist (Uncontested Mayoral candidate) – Chose not to answer