Fort Collins District 3: Lockwood Using Scare Tactics
Dale Lockwood, candidate for Fort Collins City Council District 3 has resorted to scare tactics in a move of desperation. He is running against Aislinn Kottwitz, an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) nurse at Poudre Valley Hospital. Aislinn has been endorsed by incumbent Diggs Brown who is currently serving our nation in the Army in Germany.
As a first responder, the ability to make the right decision in the heat of pressure is critical. As an ICU nurse Aislinn has exercised that capability for her patients. We need cool heads and decisive thinkers on the Fort Collins City Council. Aislinn Kottwitz is the right person at the right time to continue the work I started in District 3. I urge your support of Aislinn, when you get your ballots, please remember to fill it out, and vote for Aislinn Kottwitz.
Lockwood is a post-graduate student at Colorado State University. His positions on the issues are typical of the academic elite who are currently running our nation into financial peril. According to his campaign website, Dale talks about saving and creating jobs, but if you look closely you will see he only talks about Green Collar Jobs. Northern Colorado already has quite a number of these jobs; what would be more important to know is what he would do to create other types of jobs, and whether or not he supports the development efforts that have been turned away over the past few years by the existing City Council. Businesses are going to the surrounding cities of Wellington, Timnath, and Windsor where they find a more favorable business climate. These jobs and taxes are going to these other cities instead of here in Fort Collins. Even the Fort Collins Coloradoan gave Lockwood a lukewarm endorsement, primarily because had a broader knowledge of city processes and appears to champion alternative transportation options, hardly reasons to elect someone from the academic elite that wants to push us towards more and more socialism.
What’s even more disturbing though, is Lockwood’s newest strategy. There has been a lot of discussion about Uranium mining in Weld County to the east of Fort Collins. Regardless of your position on the issue, it is not directly relevant to leading the city of Fort Collins forward, yet Lockwood mentions fighting against it on his website, and has been telling people in District 3 that his opponent, Aislinn Kottwitz, supports mining in an attempt to scare them away from voting for her. While Aislinn is a strong supporter of responsibly managing the environment, she has not taken a stand on uranium mining because it doesn’t directly affect Fort Collins. She’s trying to concentrate on the greater problems such as supporting local businesses that create jobs and holding taxes at an affordable level. Lockwood’s latest strategy shows his desperation as we approach election day. The current City Council has alienated surrounding communities enough by its arrogant belief that they hold the answers for everyone, even those not under its influence.
Local business owners know that Aislinn is prepared to lead Fort Collins forward from day one. Neil McCaffrey, a local business owner wrote about this on an article at the Colorado News Platoon. Fort Collins needs a strong advocate on the City Council that will lead us through these difficult economic times. The right person for that job is Aislinn Kottwitz. If you haven’t yet mailed in your ballot, I encourage you to make your selection for Aislinn and take your ballot down to the City Clerk’s office at 300 Laport Ave on Monday. This election is as important as ever and every vote counts.