2015 Broomfield City Council Candidates

The Broomfield County Republicans are proud to support the following Broomfield City Council candidates in the 2015 Municipal Elections. 

Please cast your vote for the following candidates by November 3rd, 2015.


Randy Ahrens – Mayoral Candidate (incumbent)

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Randy Ahrens was elected to his first term as Broomfield Mayor in 2013. Randy Ahrens is a Broomfield native with a proven history of service, success , providing sustainable financial responsibility, and giving in Broomfield.  Randy previously served on the Broomfield City Council and as Mayor Pro-Tem.

As mayor, Randy’s mission is to “To Provide the citizens of Broomfield with thoughtful representation to assure efficient, effective and financially responsible local government and to sustain and enhance the quality of life attributes of our community.”


Dennis Harward – Ward 4 (incumbent)

Website – http://democracy.com/ward4dennis, Facebook – ward4dennis

In January of 2014, Dennis was appointed to fill a Broomfield City Council seat that was vacated when David Jurcak resigned. The Council appointed Dennis to represent Broomfield on the board of the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG).

Since 2012, Dennis has been working with local governments to improve the effectiveness of their software. He also provides analysis of software industry trends.Dennis looks forward to continuing to represent Broomfield by promoting transparency and greater accountability, being accessible to every citizen, deliver the best possible value to our citizens, and promoting  responsible economic development and entrepreneurial opportunities.


John Lay – Ward 1

Website – http://johnlayward1.org/, Facebook – John-Lay-for-City-Council-Ward-1

John Lay and his wife Marge and I moved to Broomfield in July of 1991, where they raised their family.  John has been blessed living in Broomfield, and is looking forward to the opportunity to give back to our community as seeks to represent Broomfield in Ward 1.

John describes his desire to serve by saying “As a teacher of over 35 years, my priority is to listen to the concerns of those that I serve each day.  As your council person, I look to serve you in the same way.  Working together, we can responsibly grow our community where we all thrive.”



Mike Shelton – Ward 2 (incumbent)

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Mike Shelton was first elected to the Broomfield City Council in 2011 representing Ward 2. Mike is seeking re-election in 2015 and would like to earn your vote.

Mike’s view on local government reflects that “At higher levels of government and even many local governments, you’ll find bloated budgets, wasteful spending, fraudulent activity, and abuse of the system; and politicians who resort to passing new laws or handing out favors instead of improving said system.  Thankfully, Broomfield does not have such problems, and I believe it is largely due to a responsible and sustainable tradition of governing that has found a good balance between planning for the future and being fiscally conservative. This is why Broomfielders rate their quality of life higher than the average of nearby Front Range communities. That is the legacy that I will proudly carry on!”


David Beacom – Ward 5 (incumbent)

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David Beacom was appointed in May 2015 to fill a Broomfield City Council seat that was vacated by Wayne Anderson.  Dennis has enjoyed being part of the City Council and decided to seek the opportunity to continue to serve the community, representing Ward 5.Since moving to Broomfield in 1999 with his wife Mary, David have seen Broomfield grow from a small suburban town to a combined city and county with a population over 60,000.

David strives to listen to your perspectives and concerns.  “I will work every day on the Broomfield City Council to ensure your voice is heard, plan and balance our city’s growth, and keep our Broomfield community unique.”