Mayor Randy Ahrens
“It is enormously disheartening to see someone so passionate for the continual betterment of our community to have to endure such an unfounded attempt to discredit his superior service to our city.”
Ward 3 Councilmember Bette Erickson
"I have known Greg Stokes since he began his important work on Broomfield's Land Use Review Commission in 2004. His approach to issues is always thoughtful, professional and inclusive. The solution to stopping/relocating the proposed oil and gas activity in Broomfield and elsewhere in the state will not be solved with a recall of any elected official."
Ward 1 Councilmember Liz Law-Evans
"Greg Stokes has spent countless hours working on behalf of Broomfield citizens in their best long-term interests. When it comes to complicated, contentious, and emotional issues, it’s always easier to sit back and criticize rather than do what Greg Stokes has done: consistently, fearlessly, intelligently, and honestly work to get the very best deal for Broomfield. End of story."
Ward 2 Councilmember Mike Shelton
"A Recall will have a chilling effect on decision-making, since a completely rational position on city council could subject someone to an embarrassing and time-consuming recall election. Mayor pro tem Stokes carefully examines each city proposal and expenditure, focusing on accountability, fiscal responsibility, delivering quality service, promoting the city nationwide, and avoiding risk."
Former Ward 3 Councilmember Kevin Jacobs
"I wholeheartedly support Councilmember Stokes... He has not only fulfilled his oath of office by following the laws of the state, city and county, he has honored his personal commitment to fight for safety, fairness, and the responsible use of resources. To single him out among the rest of council is nothing short of predatory."
Former Ward 2 Councilmember and DRCOG Chair
Ward 2 Councilmember Sharon Tessier
“I do not support the recall. I believe time and energy spent on this recall would be better used to work together on a solution.”
Ward 1 Councilmember Stan Jezierski
"My message to city council, friends and confidants is that I do not support the recall effort"
Ward 3 Councilmember Sam Taylor
“[Greg Stokes] has spent more time trying to understand all issues that come before us, and has been a leader in trying to get the diverse opinions of council to work together, and craft a solution that is in the best interests of Broomfield.”
Ward 5 Councilmember Martha Derda
"Greg Stokes' dedication to public service and his commitment to the community is obvious after serving on charitable boards, community foundations and even receiving the 2008 Heart of Broomfield Philanthropy Award. Greg has always put the community first. His leadership and guidance as Mayor pro tem have been impeccable. These recall petitions are misguided and Broomfield residents should loudly reject them."
Ward 5 Councilmember David Beacom
"My personal opinion is that Greg Stokes is the only reason we have been able to get this far on resolving this problem. He is the hardest working, most willing to discuss these issues with an open mind with anyone and continually pursues a solution. Even with the threat of a recall and the actual filing of a recall petition he continues to work for the people of Broomfield to resolve the Extraction issue. I believe that Greg must be retained for the sake of Broomfield."
Former Ward 1 Councilmember Todd Schumacher
“I feel compelled, as someone who lived the life of a Broomfield council member for eight years, to attempt to dispel any notion that issues surrounding oil and gas extraction in Broomfield, in Colorado, in the United States, or anywhere else in the world, are even remotely simple enough to warrant such a myopic approach; or that any single elected official should be subject to removal from office based on one extremely complicated issue after almost eight years of practically voluntary service.”
Former Ward 4 Councilmember and Anthem Highlands Resident David Jurcak
I had the esteemed opportunity to serve on City Council representing Ward 4 with Mayor ProTem Greg Stokes for two years during which Greg worked tirelessly for our entire community. He took the time to educate himself on every topic that came before our council. In approaching controversial issues ranging from the water study and medical marijuana to commercial development and oil and gas; Greg ensured he and the rest of our council were well-informed and, above all, he approached each issue with an open mind and a respect for others’ opinions. His unmatched integrity, his selfless philanthropic nature and his devotion to family and community are all reasons why I am proud to “Stand with Stokes.”