|Loveland City Council
Two candidates have so far pulled papers to run in City Council Ward 1 for the Loveland
City Council - there is still time if you are considering running for this seat and live in Ward 1.
Recent frustration over uncontested seats means both candidates should be thanked for
taking on this difficult task.
Daryle Klassen, former County Commissioner (1985-1993) was first to express interest in
this seat. He is certainly well qualified both as a businessman (he once owned KLOV radio
station) and for the time he has spent in public office. He says he doesn't have a particular
issue he is running on so there haven't been any issues yet develop in the race. His history of
not bringing partisan politics into local government is a plus not to mention his unquestioned
experience and solid reputation.
Cecil Gutierrez also pulled the nomination papers to be signed. You might remember him as
the former Band Director for Loveland High School but he also served as an Asst. Vice
Principle of a local middle school for the Thomson School District. Like Klassen, Gutierrez
hasn't announced any issue that he wants to campaign on leaving the question, why are you
We have set-up a blog in case either candidate wants to make a comment or if anyone else
familiar with the candidates would like to post some additional information. Quite frankly,
races not distinguished by differences on issues normally become a resume contest. Cecil
may re-consider his initial plan if he wants to compete for the seat as Klassen appears to
have both the name ID and more direct experience useful for City Council.
Either way, they both appear to be qualified candidates and we will report more information
as it becomes available. Please feel welcome to email firstname.lastname@example.org with any
tips you might have on this contest.