Another Action-Packed Election in Arnold

23 Jan

Filing has closed for the April 8 election, and some interesting races are lined up in Arnold. In Ward 1, former councilwoman and mayoral candidate Doris Borgelt will face Nancy Crisler, wife of late councilman Randy Crisler. Nancy was appointed to his seat in October. Borgelt won a council seat in 2011 by unseating Randy, but she only received 31% of the vote in the mayoral race last year.

In Ward 2, Bob Hohmeier will try to keep the seat in the family. His wife, Michelle, chose not to run again. Bob is a bit more outspoken than Michelle, it seems to me. He will be running against Brian McArthur, who chairs the city planning commission. Michelle won this seat by 45 votes in 2012.

In Ward 3, one of 2013’s two stricken-from-the-ballot candidates will make another effort. Rod Mullins ran as a write-in candidate and received a respectable 37% of the vote. With his name on the ballot this time, Mullins has a pretty good shot against Paul Freese, the incumbent who has put in several whiny, self-righteous performances from the council dais. Freese won his 2012 race by 34 votes. Here is a Patch profile of Mullins.

In Ward 4, Ken Moss is running for another term. The abusive efforts by the Arnold regime, including Mayor Ron Counts, Police Chief Bob Shockey, and City Attorney Bob Sweeney, to push him out of office have so far not borne fruit. But with all the negative publicity he has received, it could be hard for Moss to prevail. He faces Gary Plunk, who has served, and maybe still does, on the city park and leisure services board. Plunk ran unsuccessfully against Sandra Kownacki in 2011, losing by a 56%-44% tally. Here is an Arnold Patch profile of Plunk. This Jeffco Tea Party interview touches on red light cameras, the golf course, and other important Arnold issues, with some responses that are not quite definitive.

The above assumes, of course, that the regime doesn’t remove anyone from the ballot. Checking the county assessor’s database, it does not appear that Sweeney can use his personal property tax strategy to bounce somebody this year. I don’t know about water and sewer bills of the various candidates (Mullins’ bill got lost in the mail last year, leading to his removal). But who knows what else he has up his sleeve?


9 Responses to “Another Action-Packed Election in Arnold”

  1. Rodney Mullins January 23, 2014 at 8:56 am #





  2. The Chisler January 23, 2014 at 11:00 pm #

    So, has Nancy Crisler paid all her personal property taxes? Looks to me like the Chisler pulled another one several years ago and never listed his 1990’s Chevy Pickup on his personal property tax declaration form. I think he simply swapped plates from his old red pickup that he drove into the ground. Why pay the fees to register a vehicle when he can simply chisel his way through it?

    The fact is, she has a vehicle parked in her driveway that is registered in her name that has never (by description on the tax record) had a dime in personal property tax paid on it.

    Tsk, tsk.


    • Hilda January 24, 2014 at 1:27 am #

      How about YOUR books, slimy person?


  3. Anonymous January 24, 2014 at 12:30 pm #

    Some people never paid their personal property on time until they ran for office. You all are the pot trying to call the kettle black. And who owns a vacant lot to say they own property?

    This is a biased article and I sure hope you never become a journalist with that bias.


    • JC Penknife January 25, 2014 at 6:51 pm #

      I just report what the Leader won’t.


  4. Doris Borgelt February 2, 2014 at 7:26 am #

    So LUNN aka Anonymous spills over into your blog again…what a pity


  5. Matt Wayne February 19, 2014 at 12:20 pm #

    Yeah, well, considering the personal property tax is an unconstitutional tax, aka, illegal tax, aka, theft of our money on property we OWN, those who don’t pay it are smarter than us who do still. Same deal with property taxes, aka, real estate taxes, it’s illegal. We would be able to get rid of these illegal taxes if we got rid of the people in the system who have kept it in place for so long now. Nobody wants to take that fight on though, they’d rather just keep being drones & sheep.


  6. namer of names February 24, 2014 at 9:29 am #

    I hope you realise that the property tax was THE LAW not a strategy. WHY SHOULD WE LET SOMEONE IN OFFICE THAT CANT PAY THIER TAXES!!! If personal property is unconstitution that how come the U.S. constitution expressly states that ” The states shall have power to levy taxes” They can tax what ver they want . Pay you taxes and quit cryin!


    • JC Penknife February 24, 2014 at 6:59 pm #

      Why wasn’t it the law when Crisler and Moritz didn’t pay? That’s what this all comes down to.


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