• A big Thank You to our 3 speakers for sharing their insights and answering our members questions!  What an informative meeting!  If you weren’t there, you missed out.

     

     

     

    It’s time to discuss education and who would know better than Board of Education members!

    Class is in session starting at 9:00am this Saturday, February 10th at Amazing Grace Community Church, 541 E 99th Place in Thornton. Admission is $5 with a continental breakfast and beverage included.

    You’ll learn what’s going in with teachers, graduation rates, Common Core, finances, if education has changed with Betsy DeVos at the Department of Education, and other items. And we always save room for questions at the end.

    Our speakers will include Norm Jennings from the Adams 12 School Board, along with Roger Good, president of the Steamboat Springs School Board, and Pam Mazanec from the State Board of Education

     

     

     

     

    Roger Good
    Roger Good was past President of the School Board Member for Steamboat Springs District Re-2. Roger Good retired from a thirty-five-year career in the high tech industry where he had the opportunity to spend much if his career involved in international operations. He received his MBA degree from CSU and was recruited to serve on the advisory board to the business college in 1995. Since then, Roger has remained very active in education related activities for the past twenty years including serving on the Steamboat Springs granting organization that provides funding to multiple local school districts and community groups that support educational opportunities for k-12 students.
    Currently Roger is a member of the BEST (Building Excellent Schools Today )Board and he is also a member of the PACE (Professional Association of Colorado Educators) a nonunion based association for educators.
    http://www.sssd.k12.co.us/

    Adams 12 Five Star Schools is the policy-making body for the district. Its powers and duties are established in state law. The Board is comprised of five members that are elected to four-year, staggered terms. Board members may serve two consecutive terms. The district has a director district plan of representation which requires that school board members reside in a specific geographic area within the Five Star School District boundaries. Board members are elected by a vote of the electors of the entire school district. The district’s Boundary Locator provides information regarding director districts for specific addresses. Board members are not paid; they give freely of their time to serve the Five Star community.
    https://www.adams12.org/departments/board-education

    Pam Mazanec (R)

    4th Congressional District, Larkspur
    Terms of Office: January 2013 – January 2019

    4th Congressional District, Larkspur.


    Pam Mazanec was elected to the State Board of Education for the 4th Congressional District commencing January 9, 2013.

    Pam was born and raised in Colby, Kansas and went on to earn a B.A. in General Studies from Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas. She enjoyed a career as a legal assistant in Wichita and Colorado before deciding to spend time at home with her children and actively engage in their schools. Together with her husband, Pam has been a small business owner for 15 years.

    Pam’s passion for education began during her experience serving as PTO president and volunteering in the classroom and in sports booster clubs during her children’s years in Douglas County School District. She currently serves on a School Accountability Committee and as a director of Great Choice Douglas County, a non-profit organization supporting school choice.

    Previously, Pam served as a director with the Kansas Association of Legal Assistants (KALA) and Vice President of the Colorado Paralegal Association (CPA). She is a graduate of the 2012 Leadership Program of the Rockies (LPR) and, in February 2012, was a recipient of their first “Leadership in Action” Award for her support of the Choice Scholarship Program in Douglas County.

    Pam is passionate about school choice. She supports allowing parents to direct education funds to the school that best fits their child’s needs, whether public or private. She is also a supporter of ongoing innovations in charter schools, magnet schools, online schools, schools of innovation, and homeschooling. Pam understands that a well-educated citizenry is vital to Colorado’s economic future and America’s national security. She is dedicated to seeing all Colorado children succeed and understands the critical role that education plays in their success. She is also interested in improving civics education and the wise management of taxpayer dollars.

    Pam and her husband of more than 30 years, Leon, have lived near Larkspur for 25 years, where they raised two children. They enjoy celebrating events with their very large families and camping on horseback.

    https://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeboard/pam_mazanec

     

  • Debbie Healy will tell us about how Leftist organizations have literally targeted the Family Research Council and why they left the bullet holes in the walls.

    Debbie joined Family Research Council in the summer of 2017. She is a graduate of the University of Florida with a nursing major and health administration minor. Debbie worked in various RN positions, health administration and pharmaceutical sales. She has utilized her nursing skills during a medical mission effort to the Dominican Republic and later, her knowledge of the trade led her to be a vocal opponent of Obamacare in Colorado (CO). She has worked in the CO state legislation and has represented many faith-based, constitutional conservative initiatives and campaigns throughout the state of CO.

    Debbie served in the U.S. Air Force Reserves in the nursing corps and attained the rank of Captain before resigning to give birth to their first child. She has been married 36 years to Tim, a former F-B111 Air Force pilot, now a captain on international routes with American Airlines.

    Join us on Saturday, December 9th from 9:00am-11:00am at Amazing Grace Community Church, 541 E 99th Place in Thornton.  Admission is $5 and you can partake in our  Christmas breakfast burritos with a beverage.

  • Join the NSRF this Saturday morning to hear about local election results (city council & school board) and from RTD Director Larry Hoy with an update on FasTracks in the north metro area.

    Please join us to discuss current Colorado political issues from The Right Side.

    The NSRF meets on the second Saturday of every month from 9:00 am-11:00 am at Amazing Grace Church, 541 E. 99th Place in Thornton . Use the north door to enter. Admission is $5 per person. Coffee, orange juice, bottled water, fruit, & pastries are included.

    Learn more about Director Hoy

    Director Larry Hoy was elected on November 2, 2010 and took office in January of 2011. He represents District J which is located in the northern RTD area and includes all of Federal Heights and Northglenn, nearly all of Westminster, portions of western Thornton, and portions of unincorporated Adams and Jefferson Counties.

    Director Hoy received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of California. Upon graduation he worked in the transportation industry working in multiple states until his relocation to Colorado in 1980 where he served his company as President of its Colorado subsidiary. In the mid 1980’s he started his own company which he later sold to an international transportation company. Director Hoy is presently a Colorado Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser, a career which he began in the early nineties. He owns Paragon Appraisal Service located in Westminster, Colorado.

    Upon moving to Colorado Director Hoy became very active in his community. He has been a member of the Adams County Economic Development Council, served on the Board of Directors of Metro North Chamber of Commerce, Bellco Credit Union, Frontier Airlines Credit Union, and the Westminster Rotary Club. He also served on the Westminster Planning Commission. Director Hoy is a graduate of Leadership Metro North, and 50 for Colorado. He has served on the Environmental Committee for the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, and chaired the Adams County Political Action Committee. A supporter of the Boy Scouts of America, Director Hoy participated in fundraising projects for the Scouts.

    Larry and his wife Kathy of 46 years have one child and three grandchildren.

     

    FASTRACKS

    FASTRACKS IS CREATING CONNECTIONS

    FasTracks is RTD’s voter-approved transit expansion program — the largest in the nation — transforming transportation through the Denver metro area. Since 2004, we’ve completed the W Line, the Free MetroRide and Union Station. In January 2016, we launched the Flatiron Flyer Bus Rapid Transit service, in April 2016 we opened the University of Colorado A Line rail service between Union Station and Denver International Airport. In July, 2016, we opened the B Line to Westminster. In February 2017, we opened the R Line through Aurora, and soon, we will be opening the G Line – all part of the FasTracks program.
    Through the FasTracks program we’re building more rail, improved bus service, more parking, and improved roadways and bridges for people on the go. Now that’s progress.

     

    PUBLIC MEETING SET TO DISCUSS 2018 PROPOSED BUDGET

    Posted on 10.13.17

    RTD is holding a public meeting about the Proposed Budget for 2018. The proposed budget will be presented to the RTD Board of Directors on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at the RTD Administrative Offices at 1660 Blake Street, Denver, CO 80202 at 5:30 p.m.

    Any interested party may inspect the proposed budget on file in the Office of the Executive Manager to the Board of Directors or on the RTD website. Please attend the meeting to register any objections or make comments prior to the final adoption of the budget.

    Review 2018 Proposed Budget

    Please note: With new development of the old Market Street Station site, RTD’s administrative offices will remain in the same building, however the building’s street address will change to 1660 Blake Street, Denver, CO 80202 starting on October 27, 2017. Please use caution when approaching the area as much of the block between 16th Street and 17th Street and Blake Street and Market Street is under construction.

    http://www3.rtd-denver.com/elbert/news/index.cfm?id=10145

     

    NLINE

    N Line to Thornton

    More commuter rail comes to the Denver metro area with the N Line (referred to as the North Metro rail line during construction). The first 13 miles of the proposed 18.5 mile commuter rail line will provide service from Union Station through Denver, Commerce City, Thornton, Northglenn, and eventually to north Adams County.

    13 miles

    7 stations

    6 new Park-n-Rides Read more …

  • Please join us to meet and greet Polly Lawrence.

    She’s running for Colorado State Treasurer. A former assistant minority leader, the establishment-aligned Republican has long held a position of influence in the Democrat-led House of Representatives. She pledged to rein in state spending and reform the Public Employees’ Retirement Association, which for the second time this decade is under scrutiny for its deteriorating financial position.

    Polly for Treasurer – Home

    The NSRF meets on the second Saturday of every month from 9:00 am-11:00 am at Amazing Grace Church, 541 E. 99th Place in Thornton . Use the north door to enter. Admission is $5 per person. Coffee, orange juice, bottled water, fruit, & pastries are included with your admission.

    To receive our monthly newsletter, send an email with the word “subscribe” in the subject line to: info@northsuburbanrepublicanforum.com. Read more …

  • Join the NSRF this Saturday morning for an open forum from 9:00am-11:00am.

    We meet at Amazing Grace Community Church, 541 E 99th Place in Thornton.

    Admission is $5 per person and we include a continental breakfast.

    And we’ll have CD-6  U.S. Congressman Mike Coffman stop by to speak and answer your questions

    Political items in the news lately include:

    • President Trump cancelling Obama’s executive order on DACA
    • Hurricane Harvey and spending your tax money to help Houston
    • TABOR: is it still needed?
    • How the Colorado Governor’s race is faring and which candidates have announced
    • When will Colorado turn back from blue to purple to red?
    • What’s next for Governor Hickenlooper and Walker Stapleton?
    • Who is running in your local City Council and Boards of Education races?
    • Gas prices, production levels, the effects of fracking, and other energy news in your local area. Do states’ rights trump local laws?
    • We gave the Presidency, House, and Senate to the Republicans. What have they done so far?
    • Taxes and regulations. Is Trump continuing Obama’s legacy or disrupting it?
    • Colorado’s roads and bridges. Why is our infrastructure in such bad shape?
    • What’s the latest with RTD’s FasTraks
    • What’s going on in Colorado’s House and Senate?
    • Will ObamaCare & Medicaid bankrupt Colorado?
    • Sanctuary Cities and Colorado

    https://coloradopolitics.com/category/news/

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    Join the NSRF this Saturday, August 12th, to hear from Dave Brown from Ward Petroleum.  He’ll be speaking about the challenges over the past year with the oil and gas industry in Colorado.  Plus he’ll update us on the Ivey Well Pad project and have time for Q&A.

    You’ll also get to hear from candidates running for local school boards and city council positions

    Please join us to discuss current Colorado political issues from The Right Side.

    The NSRF meets on the second Saturday of every month from 9:00 am-11:00 am at Amazing Grace Church, 541 E. 99th Place in Thornton . Use the north door to enter. Admission is $5 per person. Coffee, orange juice, bottled water, fruit, & pastries are included with your admission.

    You can also join our Facebook Group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NorthSuburbanRepublicanForum/

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Biographical Sketch

    David R. Brown

    Dave Brown has worked in the oil and gas industry for over 40 years.  Prior to joining Ward Petroleum in August of 2016, he worked for BP America for 39 years.   His experience has spanned 12 states holding positions that provided environmental support for various exploration and production field locations in the Rockies.   His job duties with Ward Petroleum include environmental, regulatory and community affairs.

    Mr. Brown has held the chairmanship of numerous industry trade association committees and is a current appointee to the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission representing Colorado. He previously served on the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission.  .

    Mr. Brown holds a B.S. Degree in Business Administration from Oral Roberts University and a M.S. Degree from the University of Denver in Environmental Management and Policy.

  • This Saturday, July 8th from 9am-11am, join the NSRF at Amazing Grace Community Church, 541 E 99th Pl, Thornton, CO 80229.

    Our featured speaker is State Representative Justin Everett who is running to be Colorado’s next State Treasurer.

    Bring your questions for this Meet-and-Greet.

    We’re also working on having local City Council candidates to speak to you also.

    Admission is $5 per person and includes a continental breakfast.

    Justin Everett, State Representative

    Colorado House District 22
    Colorado State Capitol

    200 East Colfax Avenue
    Room 307
    Denver, CO 80203
    (303) 866-2927

    STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICER CANDIDATES:

    GOVERNOR:
    John Hickenlooper (D)* – Term-Limited in 2018. ]
    Adam Garrity (D) – Cannabis Grower & Businessman
    Noel Ginsburg (D) – Plastics Manufacturing Company CEO
    Moses Carmen Humes (D) – Trans Rights Activist, ’15 Mayor Candidate & ’16 US Rep. Candidate
    Mike Johnston (D) – Ex-State Sen., Businessman & Ex-High School Principal
    Cary Kennedy (D) – Ex-State Treasurer & Denver CFO

    Donna Lynne (D) – Lt. Governor & Ex-Health Care Executive
    Michael Merrifield (D) – State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Retired Educator

    Ed Perlmutter (D) – Congressman, Ex-State Sen. & Attorney
    Jared Polis (D) – Congressman, Ex-State Board of Education Chair, Businessman & Philanthropist
    Michael Schroeder (D)
    Erik Underwood (D) – Businessman, Ex-Republican & ’16 US Sen. Candidate

    Steve Barlock (R) – Real Estate Broker, Art Dealer & Trump Campaign Activist 
    George Brauchler (R) – District Attorney & Army Veteran 
    Cynthia Coffman (R) – Attorney General 
    Mike Coffman (R) – Congressman, Ex-Sec of State, Ex-State Treasurer, Ex-State Sen. & Iraq War Veteran
    Lew Gaiter (R) – Larimer County Commissioner & Businessman
    Jack Graham (R) – Ex-Colorado State Univ. Athletic Director, Businessman & ’16 US Sen. Candidate 
    Greg Lopez (R) – Ex-SBA State Director, Ex-Parker Mayor & USAF Veteran & ’16 US Sen Candidate
    Victor Mitchell (R) – Ex-State Rep. & Businessman
    Tim Neville (R) – State Sen., Businessman & ’16 US Sen. Candidate
    Doug Robinson (R) – Investment Banker & Mitt Romney’s Nephew
    Jim Rundberg (R) – Businessman, Army Veteran & ’14 Candidate 
    Ray Scott (R) – State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Energy Executive
    JoAnne Silva (R) – Retired Businesswoman 
    Kent Thiry (R) – Kidney-Dialysis Company CEO
    Walker Stapleton (R) – State Treasurer, Real Estate Investor & Pres. Bush’s Cousin
    Brian Watson (R) – Businessman 
    George Cantrell (ACP) – Navy Veteran & ’12 US Rep. Candidate
    Veronique Bellamy (Green) – Software Engineer & ’16 RTD Candidate
    Bill Hammons (Unity) – Party Chair, Life Insurance Agent & Frequent Candidate
    Kathleen Cunningham (I) – ’14 US Rep. Candidate
    Korey Paul Starkey (I) – Self-Employed
    Michael Wilbourn (I) – Teacher
    Matthew Wood (I) – Taxidermist

    LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
    Donna Lynne (D)*

    SECRETARY OF STATE:
    Wayne Williams (R)* – (Campaign Site)
    Phillip Villard (D) – Businessman

    STATE TREASURER:
    Walker Stapleton (R)* – (Campaign Site) Incumbent Republican State Treasurer Walker Stapleton is term-limited and cannot run for a third consecutive term in office.
    Justin Everett (R) – State Rep. & Attorney 
    Steve Lebsock (D) – State Rep., Ex-Thornton City Councilman, Ex-Factory Worker & USMC Veteran
    Brita Horn (R) Routt County Treasurer

     

    ATTORNEY GENERAL:
    Cynthia Coffman (R)* – (Campaign Site)
    Dan Domenico (R) – Ex-Solicitor General & Attorney 
    Joe Salazar (D) – State Rep. & Attorney
    Phil Weiser (D) – Ex-CU Law School Dean & Ex-Deputy Asst. US Attorney General

     

    http://www.politics1.com/co.htm

  • You’re invited to a meet & greet with Victor Mitchell at the NSRF this Saturday, June 10th from 9:00am-11:00am.

    Amazing Grace is having a garage sale today Saturday.  The basement is filled up with their stuff. We are still meeting at Amazing Grace church we’ll just be upstairs in the meeting room instead. 

    Victor Mitchell?

    Hear his vision for Colorado and what he wants to do as your next governor.

    His campaign website is: http://www.vic4gov.com/

    He’s running for to succeed John Hickenlooper as Governor of Colorado.

    It’s time to put a Republican back as the leader of Colorado since Bill Owens was in office from January 12, 1999 – January 9, 2007.

     

    The NSRF meets on the second Saturday of every month  from 9:00 am-11:00 am at Amazing Grace Church, 541 E. 99th Place in Thornton .   Use the north door to enter.  Admission is $5 per person.  Coffee, orange juice, bottled water, fruit, & pastries are included with your admission.

     

    Republican Victor Mitchell announces 2018 bid for Colorado governor

    The first prominent Republican candidate in the 2018 governor’s race didn’t vote for Trump

    Steve Nehf, The Denver Post

    By JOHN FRANK | jfrank@denverpost.com | The Denver Post

    PUBLISHED: February 13, 2017 at 6:27 pm | UPDATED: February 14, 2017 at 7:21 am

    Photo courtesy of Victor Mitchell

    Victor Mitchell

     

    Victor Mitchell, a former state lawmaker, became the first notable Republican to enter the 2018 Colorado governor’s campaign, pledging to inject $3 million from his own pocket into what is expected to be a crowded race.

    “We are very committed to putting forward a really bold message for the state of Colorado,” Mitchell said in an interview Monday with The Denver Post.

    The 51-year-old from Castle Rock served one two-year term in the state House in 2007 and led a successful effort to defeat a 2011 ballot measure to increase taxes to boost education spending. Instead of political experience, Mitchell’s campaign is emphasizing his career as an entrepreneur who turned around failing businesses.

    “I think people really want an outsider, somebody that knows how to fix things and problem solve in a meaningful way,” Mitchell said. Read more …

  • I’ve attached the flyer for the May meeting which will be held jointly with North Suburban Republican Forum who share our meeting place on 2nd Saturdays. We moved ours due to the Memorial Day weekend and NSRF leadership gracefully accepted our request to meet jointly.

    We will meet on Saturday, May 13, at 9:00 am at the Amazing Grace Church (541 E. 99th Pl, Thornton) with the usual $5 fee for burritos and coffee. Guest speaker will be State Representative Lori Saine who will bring an update on the 2017 House session.

    Please RSVP by Wednesday, May 10, to my email (mamawug@yahoo.com) or my phone (see below).

    Thanks,

    Jeanne Woody

    303.263.0479 cell

    303.920.1277 home

     

     

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The NSRF meets on the second Saturday of every month from 9:00 am-11:00 am at Amazing Grace Church, 541 E. 99th Place in Thornton . Use the north door to enter. Admission is $5 per person. Coffee, orange juice, bottled water, fruit, & pastries are included with your admission.

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