“I strongly endorse Jennifer George for Colorado House District 18. It is essential to have representatives in Denver who understand the importance of fiscal responsibility, and who will work with our City. Jennifer will be a great partner for our community.”

Steve Bach, Colorado Springs Mayor

Stephen G. Bach, Mayor, Colorado Springs

Steve Bach was elected Colorado Springs’ first “strong mayor” on May 17, 2011.

Throughout his 45-year career, he has served extensively for a wide range of community and industry organizations. He was named Business Citizen of the Year by the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce. He has served on the board of directors for the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Springs Economic Development Corporation, Housing and Building Association, Pikes Peak United Way, Pikes Peak YMCA, Community Corrections of the Pikes Peak Region, and University of Colorado Foundation.

Bach’s roots in Colorado Springs run deep. He served in the United States Army artillery from 1964 to 1966, including service at Fort Carson, and received a B.S. degree with highest honors in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in 1968.

October 21, 2012

The Westside Pioneer — Letters to the Editor

I appreciate your coverage of Westside events preceding this election. Public forums, and your interviews, make informed choices far easier. Local officials are responsive to calls from citizens, but those folks we sent to Denver only come around wanting our votes and donations. Therefore, I’ve focused on the state races.

For Colorado House District 18, Jennifer George gets my vote. Unlike incumbents STILL raising taxes, ignoring pleas to cut spending, George was volunteering in our schools, with Goodwill Industries, with the Fine Arts Center, accomplishing more with less. This mother formed her own company to stay home and raise her daughters. She understands “woman’s issues”: balancing a budget, paying the mortgage, putting food on the table. George gets it. And she gets my vote. Perhaps George’s fiscal wisdom will be contagious, and Denver will lead the nation to financial sanity. That’s my hope!

Sharon McKiernan

Colorado Springs

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I’m Jennifer George. As a candidate, my skin is growing thicker to the campaign nonsense. I hope you have not been distracted from the issues before us.

We need strong leaders to address the serious economic challenges in Colorado. I’ve worked in our community as a nonprofit leader for 17 years, bringing people together of diverse backgrounds and politics to move a mission forward.

I’ll bring my passion and common sense to Denver. I’m Jennifer George and I approve this positive message.

Colorado House District 18 candidate Jennifer George today announced the endorsement of Buck Blessing, CEO and founder of Griffis/Blessing, named “Best Real Estate Management Company” by the Colorado Springs Business Journal every year since 2006:

While I supported the incumbent in the last election, this November I am 100% in support of Jennifer George for House District 18. I have known Jennifer George for many years. She is smart, focused, and a proven leader in our community. She has a record of success working with diverse groups of people to reach practical solutions.

Jennifer will concentrate on what matters most to Coloradans: getting our economy back on track and getting our fiscal house in order. I strongly endorse Jennifer George — she is a voice of moderation and reason who will best serve our community and state. We can all be proud to have a woman of Jennifer’s stature representing us in HD18.

Buck Blessing

Mr. Blessing is active in the Colorado community and is a Director of UMB Bank and a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). His past involvement includes: President of the Board, and subsequently Co-chairman of the Capital Campaign, for the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Co-Chair of the Pikes Peak United Way Alexis De Toqueville Foundation, Chairman of the Pikes Peak Region Better Business Bureau, President of the Downtown Partnership, Chairman of the Community Development Advisory Board, President of the Southern Colorado Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management, Chairman of the Colorado College Business and Community Alliance, and President of the Business of Arts Center Board. Mr. Blessing’s professional and civic recognitions also include: Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce “Small Business Person of the Year,” and one of Colorado Business Journal’s “Colorado Climbers” recognizing “40 New Leaders 40 and Under.”

“I am writing to give my official endorsement of Jennifer George, candidate for State Representative House District 18. I am aware of the ad hominem this may solicit; however, my hope is that my endorsement for Jennifer George will illuminate the importance of voting person not party. Regardless of my personal political affiliation, it’s my firm belief that my time, energy, and influence is best spent on the candidate who offers the best quality of life to the community I serve and represent. Although I am not in total agreement with either party’s politics–

The servicing of the needs of my community exceeds partisanship.

Why endorse Jennifer George:

  1. Jennifer is also willing to offer her time, energy, influence and access to my community.
  2. Jennifer is admittedly unfamiliar with the totality of our plight, yet is genuinely sensitive and has moved from unawareness to involvement. Again, partisanship should not have more value than the quality of people’s lives.
  3. Jennifer’s moral ethics propel her to serve people first, and party second.

Jennifer George is committed. She comports well and has a fresh vitality; moreover, and more importantly, she has a willingness to champion the causes for all peoples.”

Rev. Promise Y. Lee, Th.M
Pastor of Relevant Word Christian Cultural Center

–Author, Pardoned – A Judicial Memoir
–Winner of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious community problem solving award, the All American City Award
–Adjunct professor of Ethics, Philosophy and Comparative Religion, Pikes Peak Community College
–Small business owner, Altitude K-9

Oct 14, 2012

The Colorado Springs Gazette — Letters to the Editor

The Oct. 7 Gazette reported that the Colorado Springs area unemployment rate is still at 9.6 percent with 1,800 more area residents leaving the job market in August. We need to elect representatives who will work for more efficient government and common-sense policies to get our economy moving again. Jennifer George is the woman we need to represent us in House District 18. I’ve known her for 14 years, and she has been an active, caring and concerned member of our community. I could not disagree more with Pete Lee’s assertion that she’s “part of the extreme fringe in Colorado.”

Her service on the board of Goodwill Industries of Colorado Springs, with Junior Achievement, and in D-12 schools, as well as her leadership as Chair the Fine Arts Center Board of Trustees have demonstrated that she knows how to collaborate with a team to make an organization more efficient and more successful — even during tough economic times. Unlike her opponent, Jennifer George knows that what we need is smarter government, not bigger government, to boost job growth in Colorado. Jennifer George has served in our community for 17 years; join me in voting to elect her to serve HD18 in the Colorado statehouse.

Bryan Carr

Colorado Springs