Thank you to all who supported our campaign on the way to a successful, new beginning.
Voters have honored me with election to be Lakewood’s next mayor. I’m excited to serve full-time and begin moving our community forward.
Bringing this community together will be my mission over the next four years. I’m thrilled for the support I have, but there’s a lot of work to be done.
And I’m so proud of my campaign. Anyone who has worked on a political campaign knows that it’s a team effort. And there’s no way I could’ve done what I did without each and every one of my supporters. We needed every single vote, so every phone call, every yard sign, every piece of literature left on a door handle made a difference.
Serving on city council with Tristan Rader is very rewarding, as we have worked together on transparency, renewable energy, and other positive reforms. I am very grateful for his support and endorsement:
As a candidate for mayor, I have committed to place the city of Lakewood on course for 100% renewable energy by 2040. I have had every hope that we can come in ahead of that deadline, but doing so depends on more than the city’s mayor alone.
So I applaud my at-large colleagues’ introduction of a resolution committing the city to a target of 2035 for 100% renewable energy, based on the recommendation and expertise of the Sierra Club.
There is growing evidence that a swift transition to renewable energy is practical. Just last week, in fact, I saw and shared a Barron’s article to this effect. Strong support from city council is exactly what we will need to set and meet the goal of 100% renewable energy even before 2040.
Council’s support for this resolution on Monday is welcome news. I hope future councils will remain supportive, as our city confronts this challenge and opportunity in years ahead.