Centennial Home Rule Charter Commission
Candidate NotesColor Code: Black: unknown...from quick-and-dirty assessments of the author.
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Material in quotes is summarized from phone interviews.
Caution: This was put together hastily, with limited (almost entirely internet-based) resources, to fill in for the dereliction of our mainstream media. Results not guaranteed!!! -Bennett Rutledge
Gerry Cummins Formerly City Clerk, now City Council for Ward II. http://www.gerrycummins.com/
Peg Brady Retired Computer Systems Engineer
Norma Jean Brandell Lawyer in solo practice since 1993.
Michael Darling Licensed Mortgage Broker, ran for City Clerk in 2005. Advocate of non-traditional housing. "Increasing taxes should be no harder and no easier. Charter shouldn't make policy decisions, which are the responsibility of the City Council. Whether we do the charter now, or in the future, we will want a charter for Centennial: a neutral administrative document." http://www.progressnowaction.org/page/community/blog/michaeldarling
Bill Koerner Quality of Life subcommittee, Centennial 2030. http://www.tienellc.com/index.php "I am encouraged to see a lot of passion and shared beliefs."
Mike Hamrick Account Representative with SimplexGrinnell. Ran for Centennial Ward IV in 2005, endorsed by Carpenters Local 55. http://carpenters55.com/political1.php
John Brackney Marathon runner. President, South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce. Has served on Arapahoe Co. Commission, worked on water issues with the Arapahoe Co. Water & Wastewater Authority. "I'm a populist actually. I'm in Centennial for the long run. I'm running on moral responsibility. I sort of hope I don't get elected. I'm passionately in favor of citizens controlling government. Citizens should vote on tax increases. I am a private property rights person." http://www.bestchamber.com/groups-committees/chamber-staff.html
Rhonda Livingston Mom, wife, active Community Volunteer and Leader. Blogger for YourHub.com.
Ron Podboy Home Inspector. 1st Vice-President, Centennial Council of Neighborhoods Participates in bicycle touring competitions. "I am an Independent. I want to see more order, especially traffic. Citizens should approve all taxes and fees. Look for ways to save on expenses. Trailer parks are a poor use for land development. Low cost housing must be thought through carefully.” http://cencon.net/
Laura Hoeppner Photographer and writer. Active in South Platte Sierra Club and at Prairie Unitarian Universalist Church, Parker. Has been working on environmental issues all of her adult life... Owns a Prius. http://blogs.rockymountainnews.com/denver/greenteam/
Cathy Noon Ran for Centennial Ward III in 2005. President, Centennial Council of Neighborhoods. http://cencon.net/
Shannon M. Gish Home mom. Newsletter Editor, Willow Creek 3 HOA.
William E. Tanis Attorney, Director-Ireland, Stapleton, Pryor & Pascoe, P.C. Colorado Bar Association Ethics Committee
Patrick Pratt Full-time student at CU Denver. Bonnie Brae Ice Cream employee.
Debra Armbruster Attorney, employment law. Board member, Alliance of Professional Women
Dave Hunt Retired from Arapahoe Community College. Youth sports coach.
Kathy Turley Sales and Marketing - Kaiser Permanente. Ran for Centennial Ward I in 2001. Steering Committee: 2005 Colorado Governor’s White House Conference on Aging http://www.rcfdenver.org/reports/cogovwhcoareport.pdf
Lynn Goering Spouse to Richard Goering. Served for a year as dean of undergraduate business programs at U of Denver.
Becky Lennon Centennial City Attorney. Former Ward II Councilmember
Dolores Rael-Tapia Pediatric Nurse at Kaiser Permanente. Past President of Knights o Columbus Ladies Auxiliary. Assisted fellow workers in union matters.
Stuart R. Brann Retired Corporate Marketing Communications Manager. Former P/M of the Colorado Irish Pipe Band, and author. http://www.iol.ie/~ipba/reviews/stubrann.html
Gail Coombs Physical Therapist in Hospital and Home Health Care. Active on a committee to reduce Teen Pregnancy.
Susan Rosser Consulting Petroleum Geologist. Meals on Wheels and Alzheimer's Support Group Facilitator
Karen Hamilton Grandmother. Treasurer, Highlands 460 Civic Association.
William C. Stokey Customer Data Tech for Qwest. Communications Workers of America Local 7777 http://www.cwa7777.org/
Rebecca Steinebrey Attorney for Rechlitz law firm, p.c. Signed petition "to erase the derogatory name of 'Jap Road' from the maps of Texas" http://www.jacl.org/news_and_current_events/entirepetition.pdf
Mark Hamouz Engineering Consultant. NFIB Small-business Champion of the Year, 2007. Concerned with Health Care issues. http://www.nfib.com/object/IO_32891.html
Dave Hanna Software Engineer. Supported petition in support of immigrants and immigration. http://www.notonedamndime.com/boycott/Survey_Results_State.asp?state=co
Bert Neely From Ward I, has run for city council. Served on Arapahoe Citizens Budget committee, various Library committees. Vacations by van. Ill spring 2007 with colon surgery.
Sean P. McCarville Assistant Business Manager and Organizer, IBEW Local 111. http://www.ibew111.com/Agents/SMcCarville.html
Irene Donelan Competitive runner.
Andrea Suhaka Training executive for the Girl Scouts' Mile Hi Council. Term limited incumbent Centennial City Council Ward III. Voted against restrictive sign ordinance.
Don Strickland President: Parkview Highlands Homeowners Association. Ran for UC Board of Regents in 2002.
Ronald Bella Accounting Systems Consultant. Signed pledge to oppose any Republican Senator who criticizes the commitment of additional troops to Iraq. http://truthlaidbear.com/thenrscpledge/index.php
Richard Goering Spouse to Lynn Goering. Home Health Care. Previously volunteered with Cherry Creek Schools Budget Review Task Force.