Elected Official Endorsements

State & County Officials

Edie Hooton, CO State Representative

KC Becker, former CO House Speaker & Majority Leader, former council member

Elise Jones, former Boulder County Commissioner & Exec. Dir. Southwest Energy Efficiency Project

Dorothy Rupert, former Colorado Senator

Current Council

Sam Weaver, Mayor

Junie Joseph, Mayor Pro Tem

Bob Yates, current council member

Mary Dolores Young, current council member

Mark Wallach, current council member

Mirabai Nagle, current council member

Former Councils

Allyn Feinberg, former council member

Andrew Shoemaker, former council member

Cindy Carlisle, former council member

Crystal Gray, former council member

George Karakehian, former council member

Gordon Riggle, former council member

Gwen Dooley, former council member

Lisa Morzel, former Deputy Mayor

Suzanne Jones, former Mayor & Eco-Cycle Executive Director

Steve Pomerance, former council member

I am supporting Michael for City Council because he is deeply thoughtful about many of the issues I care most about. He supports public safety in all of its dimensions, advancing affordable housing for ownership as well as rental, and a multi-pronged response to the climate emergency. Michael is dedicated to a civic discourse that includes and respects everyone and I believe he will bring a steady hand and a clear vision to his work for the city.

       - Sam Weaver, Mayor of Boulder

Organizations Endorsements

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South East Boulder
Neighborhood Association

I believe Michael possesses the requisite skill-set to be a leader in our community and on Council. As a family law lawyer, certified mediator, and certified collaborative law lawyer, Michael has a vast amount of experience working with and listening to people under extremely contentious and emotionally-driven circumstances. As a former JAG officer in the Air Force, Michael is a person of high integrity. In addition, he believes in giving back – public service has always been very important to him. He has done countless hours of pro bono legal services. Locally, he volunteered at the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, at Boulder’s Community Mediation and Resolution Center (doing restorative justice cases and landlord/tenant mediations). He also sits on Boulder’s Cannabis Licensing and Advisory Board. Service is a family affair for Michael, his wife, sisters-in-law, and parents-in-law - are all volunteers at Harvest of Hope and are deeply involved with the non-profit - There With Care. Michael and his family strive to make the world, the country, his state, his city a little better.

       - Junie Joseph, Mayor Pro Tem

Community Endorsements

Alison Burchell

Alison Richards

Alli Fronzaglia


Amy Hanaughan

Arlene Blewitt

Axson Morgan

Barbara Appel

Barbara Roach

Barry Dantagnan

Betsey MartensCEO Bringing School Home & former Exec Dir BHP 

Bill Briggs

Bill JellickLandmarks Board

Bill RiglerOpen Boulder Board member

Bob Wells

Brad D. Segal

Bret Aker

Brett Roberts

Brian Posen

Brooke HarrisonBoard  of Health

Cary Sarlo

Charlie Stein

Dawn ReinfeldBlue Rising

Dennis ArfmannEarth Day Network Board 

Diana Holmes

Diane Curlette

Diane Murphy, Board Chair, Boulder Open Space Conservancy 

Donna Jobert

Duncan Gilchrist

Emily C. Reynolds

Fran Sheets

Gail Storey

Hal HallsteinChair Open Space Board of Trustees

Hope Michelsen

Jackie van Someren

Jacqueline Boone

James Murphy

Jan Liverance

Jason Adams

Jeff Flynn

Jen LeMaire

Jim Teague

Joan Zimmerman

John Goldsmith

John SpitzerPLAN Boulder board 

Jorge BoonePlanning Board

Joshua Harrison, Museum of Boulder Board

Judith McGill

Juliette BooneHousing Advisory Board

Kara Arnold

Karen HollwegOpen Space Board of Trustees 

Karen Sandburg

Katharine Hauge

Katherine Payge

Kathryn E E Kupferer

Kathy Dantagnan

Ken Stickney

Kenneth Dunn

Kenny Loggins

Kim Bixel

Len Barron

Leo Palmos

Leone Merchant

Leslie Glustrom, Clean Energy Action

Lisa Hawkins

Lisa Spalding, PLAN Boulder board 

Lisa Teague

Liz Padilla

Lyra Mayfield

Magdalena Boone

Marki LeCompte

Martin Boone

Mary Street

Matt Bissonette

Mu-En Chen Steeg

Nancy Travis

Nicko van Someren

Nikhil Mankekar, 

previous HRC chair 

Peter MayerCo-chair PLAN Boulder

Peter Richards

Peter Storey

Ray Bambha

Rachel Homer

Rachel Zylstra

Reuben Zylstra

Richard Foy

Richard Monje

Robin Noble, CLAB

Ronnie Parker

Ruth Blackmore

Ryan Van Duzer

Sarah SilverPlanning Board

Scott Miller

Sean MaherRRC CEO, former Exec Dir Downtown Boulder Business Improvement District (BID)

Shelley DunbarOpen Boulder Board member

Stephen Sparn

Susan Lambert

Susan Peterson, EAB

Teddy Weverka

Terry Palmos,  Housing Advisory Board

Thomas Isaacson

Tina Marquis, BVSD Board President

Tom Kunstman, CLAB Chair

Waylon LewisElephant Journal

Will LeMaire

Michael possesses a fine balance of humility and confidence. He approaches issues with the readiness to consider all aspects, include diverse perspectives, challenge assumptions, and look beyond the easy answers to come to fair and reasonable conclusions. We would be fortunate to have Michael on Boulder’s City Council.

- Cindy Carlisle, former council member

Michael is smart, empathetic, and committed to solutions that work for our whole community. He will be an asset to all Boulderites as a member of the Boulder City Council.

- Robin Noble

Michael is...exactly what Boulder needs right now

- Tom Kunstman