As I begin to look at the election for Arvada City Council this fall, I find that two candidates have chosen not to sign the voluntary code of fair campaign practices. Murl Hendrickson, who is running in District 2, and Jessica Fenske, who is running in District 4, have not signed this voluntary code. Essentially this code asks candidates to tell the truth, be fair in leveling accusations and granting opponents time for rebuttals, and to not engage in name calling. Please read it for yourself at this site: https://static.arvada.org/docs/Voluntary_Code-1-201502191425.pdf.
In this time of ugly politics, I am dismayed that this behavior will become part of our local council elections. Please look at all the candidates carefully and let’s have a fair and civil election.
Joyce Richardson, Arvada