The other candidate for Lakewood City Council Ward 5 is Chad Gardner. He did not answer the Lakewood Sentinel's Q&A, but information about his is available on his campaign website: www.electchadgardner.com/
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Profession: Former Field Engineer, Lakewood Mom, incumbent Councilwoman
Neighborhood: Southern Gables Neighborhood
Contact: www.danagutwein.com and email@example.com
As a mother with two young kids, I was concerned about our collective future. I decided to help by starting the Sustainable Neighborhoods Program in my neighborhood. Our success starting a community garden and more motivated me to run for city council. Together, we won, and I’ve worked hard to get results for our community ever since. I am running to ensure everyone has opportunities for a good life, today and tomorrow.
A former field engineer, Lakewood mom and councilwoman, I’m running for re-election to ensure everyone in Lakewood has the opportunity to succeed and earn a good life, today and tomorrow. I share your values of preserving what we love about Lakewood. I’ve faced the same challenges as families all across Lakewood. I work hard and deliver results. Together we protected 60 new acres of open space, expanded our police force, addressed youth vaping, and more.
Growth: We must preserve what we love about Lakewood during this growth period. This includes open spaces, affordability and quality of life. Open Spaces, Clean Air and Water: I advocated for purchase of the Taylor property and champion progress toward our clean air and clean water goals. Public Safety: I support adding agents to our force, and innovative crime prevention like our Community Action Team, Hotel/Motel License and regional anti car-theft efforts.
We must fully implement the measure passed by voters. Let’s hold developers accountable to our community vision. New projects should match neighborhood character, be right-sized, and high quality. Let’s continue the community’s vision for revitalizing blighted areas. Parks, public safety, and infrastructure are critical to quality of life but not addressed by the ordinance. I advocated to increase investment in these areas without raising taxes.
I’ve learned valuable lessons working with council colleagues. We represent different perspectives and challenge each other. I will always treat my colleagues with respect, I will always listen to different perspectives, and I will stand up for our communities’ values, no matter how unpopular it may be with other members of council. At the end of the day, we share a common goal: great outcomes for the people of Lakewood.
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