Ward 4 councilman has Adam Paul thrown his hat in the ring in the race for the mayor’s seat in 2015 and aims to bring his years of experience on city council to the position.
“This is something I’ve been thinking about for a while. 2015 is …
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“This is something I’ve been thinking about for a while. 2015 is my eighth year on council and it’s gone by so fast,” he said. “I’ve been blessed to serve with so great councils and this is a way for me to continue my service.”
A lifetime Lakewood resident, Paul attended Green Mountain High School, went to college at the University of Colorado Denver studying Political Science and runs his own business, Colorado Corporate Car — an executive transportation service.
Looking back at his years on the city council, there are many things Paul said he is very proud of, particularly in the area of transparency. He said putting the city’s finances online was a huge step, as was eliminating the grocery tax.
“The partnerships we created with businesses, faith-based organizations and schools are really something special,” he said. “I want to continue to maintain a safe community and bring the government to the people.”
Paul said he wants to see more people get involved in their local government and wants to see continued smart development in Lakewood.
“There are areas that still need some help — places like Sheridan Boulevard,” he said. He went on to say that he would really like to see a partnership with the City of Denver and other agencies to bring the area back, in manner akin to the revitalization of West Colfax.
Paul would also like to see more capitalization of the opportunities the W Rail brings and more work done to help veterans.
As a native, he said he understands the importance of respecting the characters of the various neighborhoods and wants to protect them.
Previous mayors like James Richey and current mayor Bob Murphy have been huge inspirations for Paul and he said being unaffiliated allows him to work with ends of the political spectrum.
“There’s so much going on in Lakewood and so much to do together to make sure there is innovation in the city,” he said. “I want to continue what we have going for us and empower people to be more proactive.”
For more information visit www.adamapaul.com.
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