Mike grew up nearby in the towns of Gunbarrel and Longmont and moved to the beautiful town of Broomfield in 2009. He is a philosophical thinker and was elected to City Council in 2011. He was re-elected and his current term ends in 2019. Mike is a renter living in the historic First Filing District. He is single but his father, uncle, sister, and their spouses all live in Colorado.
Mike went to Colorado State University for two years and finished at Metropolitan State University of Denver with a bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems with a Program Management focus.
Occupation and Experience
Mike is Sales Associate and Staff Writer for two local neighborhood magazines and a licensed insurance agent registered as an Aflac associate. He has been a waiter at Tortugas in Longmont for the past 8 years, an excellent family-owned fish house that's been open for 20 years. Because of so much volunteer activity, the flexibility of keeping several part time jobs is beneficial.
Service Outside Council
- Founding Member and perpetual Officer of Liberty Toastmasters North.
- Co-Founder of Liberty on the Rocks Flatirons, a social group that talks about political philosophy.
- As an Eagle Scout himself, Mike is happy to talk to younger Scouts at their meetings.
- Mike also volunteers for Liberty Day, a non-profit organization that teaches 5th graders about the Constitution. Constitution Week is September 17-23.
Service on Council
- 4 years as member of the Open Space and Trails Advisory Committee
- 4 years as treasurer of the Broomfield-Westminster Open Space Foundation Board
- 4 years as member of the Rocky Flats Stewardship Council
- 2 years as member of the Colorado Municipal League Policy Committee
Spare Time Activities
- Reading, writing, watching online lectures, and too much arguing on Facebook.
- Meeting up with friends for laughs.
- Biking, hiking and some volleyball every now-and-then.
Philosophy of Local Government
A good government will first and foremost protect the rights of individuals—the smallest minority there is. By protecting the rights to property and association, government can create the conditions for a civil society where people and institutions will flourish. A good government will consider itself a member of the community and a facilitator; not their benefactor, nor their ruler. A good government will foster friendships and partnerships and strive to be a good neighbor by behaving courteously and respectfully. A good government will solicit citizen input and engage community resources to accomplish common goals and plan for the future. A good representative will be cognizant of these traits and always vigilant in their protection.