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Ann Hutchison
President & CEO

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November Election Featured Resources

by | Oct 31, 2023 | From the CEO

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Ann Hutchison | President & CEO

For comments and questions about this blog, please email Ann at [email protected]

At the Nov. 8, 2022 General Election, Fort Collins voters approved a Charter Amendment moving the regular City election to November in odd-numbered years. In 2023, the election will be conducted as a part of the Larimer County Coordinated Election.  Voters have seven days to return their ballots for the 2023 election.

The November 2023 ballot invites all voters to elect a mayor, and voters in Districts 2, 4, and 6 to elect City Council representatives while presenting two state issues and five local issues for consideration.

To assist business owners, employees and residents in making informed voting decisions, we provide a number of election resources at the following web site: https://fortcollinschamber.com/november-7-2023-election-candidates/. There you’ll find the written responses of each mayor and city candidate to questions covering a range of policy issues, with a focus on business and economic concerns.  We have included in the information below links to the video recordings of our candidate interviews. We are also sharing a ballot scorecard, highlighting the positions of each candidate on policy issues the Fort Collins Area Chamber has addressed on behalf of business community interests.

To be clear, the Fort Collins Area Chamber is not endorsing candidates this year. We’ve learned that our elected leaders are a more receptive audience when they recognize we go hard on policy, not the politics. That said, we are outspoken regarding the policy issues at stake in each election and on which side each candidate falls.  After in-depth review of questionnaires, interviews, public votes, public comments, websites and more by staff, the Election Committee and the Board, the Fort Collins Area Chamber, we are sharing insight into key business community interests at stake in this year’s City Council and mayor election and what we’ll be looking for in each candidate.

The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce has made it a priority to be the lead “voice of business” articulating the perspective of business and ensuring public officials and residents understand:  the importance of a thriving business community to total community quality of life and the impact of the total business environment on business location decisions.  We are working to Advance a Business-Friendly Environment and elections are important to that effort.

Information on the Chamber’s position on various issues can be found here:  https://fortcollinschamber.com/november-7-2023-election-issues/

We also offer the resource below to help you complete your ballot by 7:00 p.m. on November 7, 2023: