David DeMott

Westminster City Council candidate

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Address: 9640 W. 105th Way Westminster CO 80021

Background: Native to City of Westminster. I grew up in Countryside under a mile from my current home. Married with 4 children.Vice President of Technology in the technology field for 17 plus years; Past elected offices & other leadership positions: Board of Directors Senior's Resource Center, Board of Directors for Rotary 7:10 Foundation, Director of Neighbor's for Countryside Homeowners Group, Former President and VP of Witt Elementary Parent Teacher Organization, Westminster Special License and Permit Board, Member of Citizen Police Academy Alumni, Member of Citizen Fire Academy Alumni, Member of Historic Society, Member of the Westminster 7:10 Rotary, Active Church member and Volunteer

Best contact information for the public:  303-881-2728, david.demott@gmail.com

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1.) Please describe your leadership style in three words.

Listener, consensus builder

2.) Describe the skills and experience that make you the best candidate for the job.

I will make decisions based on all the information on all sides of an issue, and then look at what is best for the citizens of Westminster and what financial impact it has on the city for years to come. I am an active listener and don't bring an agenda. I can bring people with differing views together to work towards common ground. I am accessible, love to hear your ideas and will bring common sense to the council.

3.) Please list your top three priorities if elected.

I have been walking neighborhoods and talking to you, the citizens. What I have heard, your concerns are growth, balanced housing not just apartments everywhere, and planning according to water availability. We need to assure we are allocating taxes to take care of core services first to meet growth and the city's needs. I will work to assure we have well-funded and staffed Police and Fire Departments.

4.) How do you see Westminster best taking advantage of the economic boom in Metropolitan Denver?

We need to work with the business and developers to allow them to bring business and housing to the city as the market provides opportunity and need for it. We must as a city assure that our processes make doing business here easy and attractive. We need to make sure we do not have so much red tape for builders that it makes it timely and expensive to build or do business here. As in the end not having smooth processes that allow business and housing development growth to happen with needs of market drive costs up for our citizens and chase away opportunity for Westminster to benefit from the economic boom.

5.) Explain your opinion regarding the city's role in promoting or reacting to ethnic and linguistic diversity?

We live in a city rich with cultural diversity. We already provide some opportunities to celebrate this fact with some events such as the Latino Festival. I would like to see us expand this opportunity to include the many other cultures to share their rich history. We could make this a multicultural event. Inviting the many different cultures free of charge to have booths at event to share their cultures food, traditions, cloths, etc.… One other area is to be sure our city service such as but not limited to police and fire departments have tools and education to work with the many different culture living in our fine city.

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