Get to know Brush’s mayoral candidates – The Fort Morgan Times
There are two candidates vying for mayor of Brush in the upcoming Morgan County coordinated election on November 2.
Dana Sherman and Krystal Gabel both hope to have the opportunity to serve the residents and community of Brush.
Dana Sherman has just completed her fourth year on Brush City Council. She has been an active member of the Board of Directors of the Brush Area Chamber of Commerce for almost five years, where she served as President and Secretary.
Sherman also currently serves on the boards of the East Morgan County Hospital Foundation and the Morgan Community College Foundation, and is president of the Brush Rotary Club.
Current Brush mayor Rick Bain will not seek re-election this fall. Sherman therefore found that one of the Brush city council members was due to run for office.
“Mayor Bain was retiring, and we just needed one of us to step up, so I took it upon myself,” Sherman said. “I like the advice we have right now, and I would like to continue working with that advice. I saw an opportunity and thought I would jump on it, and I want to continue to see Brush moving in the right direction.
Sherman has served on the City Council representing Ward 1 and enjoys being the voice of his fellow citizens. She grew up in Brush and her family has lived in Brush for several generations, so she feels responsible for taking care of the place she calls home.
Some of the main issues Sherman has expressed his wish to continue working with the city on are economic development, housing, and child care. She wants to create a plan that will help Brush have healthy housing growth and make sure it is done in the best possible way.
“We can’t grow economically if we don’t have housing for people,” Sherman said.
She also understands that to ensure Brush’s growth, it is necessary to ensure that the city has the necessary water resources to support this growth.
“I know what’s going on at Brush,” Sherman said, explaining why she thinks she’s the best fit for the mayor. “I know what’s going on; I know what Brush needs and I know how to get us there. I care about Brush. I am here and my family has been here for 70 years. The brush is in my heart and I care. I don’t have a personal agenda. I really like Brush.
Krystal Gabel, currently the national party chair for Legal Marijuana NOW, is also running for mayor of Brush, a group she has been active with for six years. She also co-owns a community garden in South Omaha, Nebraska, where they help feed families and educate people on how to grow their own food.
Gabel is passionate about getting people on the voter rolls and spends a great deal of her time volunteering, whether it’s encouraging others to get involved in government or helping people. to vote. She previously ran for Nebraska City Council, as well as for Governor of Nebraska.
One of the things Gabel hopes to express is that there are plenty of other creative ways to use cannabis, like hemp housing for a more affordable housing option.
“We missed the green rush, but it’s still happening,” Gabel said. “We could legalize growth and the money we could raise through tax revenue is exponential. We can think of cannabis differently. There are opportunities at all levels for everyone, which is why I am running for mayor. I want to be original in our ideas. Politics can work for the people and can be dynamic and for the people.
Gabel hopes to bring a younger, fresh perspective to Brush and says she’s all about common sense politics.
“I want to make sure everyone has what they need,” Gabel said. “Representation is necessary for all and not just for the elite few and the established few who have grown up here.”
Some of the issues Gabel focuses on include legalizing marijuana, growing the economy, bringing more businesses to downtown Brush, housing, and finding a way to improve the Clayton Street level crossing between North Railway Street and South Railway Street. Gabel also believes there is no reason the city should continue to raise property taxes when it could have access to cannabis money.
Ultimately, Gabel seeks to help the town of Brush continue to grow and stimulate the economy and business development.
“Our community has a lot of new citizens here and just based on the number of incumbents that show up and the lack of young people that I see at city council meetings and involved at the city level, I think we have a lot of work to do. do, “Gabel said.” Opportunity is really the key here. We have a lot of voices that are not being heard.
Morgan County’s coordinated election will take place on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 and will be a mail-in ballot election. Eligible voters can register to vote in the elections from November 2, 2021 through polling day at the Morgan County Clerk and Recorder’s Office Election Office in the County Administrative Building at 231 Ensign Street in Fort Morgan.
Ballots will be mailed to all eligible voters between October 8 and October 15. The last day to submit an application to register to vote by mail, a voter registration agency, a local driver’s license examination center, or online to receive a The ballot by mail for the he coordinated election will take place on Monday, October 25, 2021.
Voters can cast their ballots at the Morgan County Clerk and Recorder Office at 231 Ensign Street, located on the 1st floor of the Morgan County Administrative Building in Fort Morgan.
They can also be deposited in one of the three secure drop boxes 24/7, free of shipping costs, located at:
- Town of Wiggins, Town Hall, 304 Central Avenue, Wiggins, CO
- Town of Brush, Town Hall, 600 Edison Street, Brush, CO
- Morgan County Administration Building, 231 Ensign Street, West Alleyway, Fort Morgan, CO
Additionally, people can mail their ballot using the envelope provided with proper postage, but they should make sure to leave enough time at the office to receive the ballot as postmarks do not count. .
For more information on elections and voter registration, contact the Morgan County Clerk’s Office at 970-542-3521, option 5.