Love knocking on doors and meeting residents across the city. But I especially love walking up to a house I don't know and they are sporting my sign in the yard. I'm honored. Thank you to all those who are supporting Lindsey Smith for Westminster City Council!!! I still have a handful of signs. Message me if you have family, friends, neighbors who are willing to support a sign in their yard until November 8 (the day after Election Day).
Busy evening on the campaign trail! In a nutshell, YARD SIGNS are in, recorded a video message to residents, knocked on doors, and attended the City Council meeting.
My personal message to all residents of Westminster will be featured on Westminster's website and aired on our Municipal Channel 8. Thanks to City staff for making this happen for all candidates! Afterwards, yes, I went knocking on doors in the rain. With a little over a month to go, I want to meet you at your door! And thanks to meeting residents, I've added two more lawn signs in yards! Let me know if I can drop one at your door!!!! I appreciate your support! And finally, I attended our Council meeting where Council presented the Red Ribbon Proclamation to the Community Awareness Action Team (C.A.A.T.), a long-standing, non-profit organization in Westminster to raise awareness within our schools about living a drug-free life. Red Ribbon week is October 23-31. "Your future is Key, so stay drug free."
I had helpers knocking on doors, thanks to my parents and Nanci! The parents were in from Oregon; it was awesome to show them the campaign in action! (Side note, was also really neat to see all of the butterflies fluttering about; they kept us company too!)
Another great weekend and Monday night knocking on doors and meeting residents! Maintaining our open space, alleviating traffic congestion and planning for growth in Westminster have all been hot items with residents. THESE issues are my focus for City Council if elected! Since day one, my focus has been growth, development and transportation. Westminster residents, vote for me. I will make sure these concerns, and others, are being addressed. This is my commitment to you. #ElectLindeySmith #LindseyForWesty
When I announced I was running for Council, I became the 10th candidate in the race. After the due date of turning in signatures and after the City completed background checks, by September 5 we had seven confirmed. Today, there are six confirmed, and we were informed on where we will be located on the ballot.
Westy residents living in Adams County, I'll be number five on the ballot!
Westy residents living in Jefferson County, I'll be number four on the ballot!
Read the link below for more election info.
Milestone accomplished! I needed enough (Westminster) registered voter signatures to get my name on the ballot. I turned in 127 signatures on Monday, August 28. I was notified on August 29 that my name, Lindsey Smith, will be on the ballot for the November Election. Thank you Westminster residents for believing in me and signing! I will not let you down.
I completed another week of knocking on doors, and I am humbled by residents' reactions when I convey why I am running for City Council. The responses have been very positive. i.e. - “Thank you, it is great to have someone new running for City Council.” And, “It is amazing to see someone your age getting involved in local politics.”
Residents of Westminster, community members and neighbors, I have the energy and passion to represent you well. I'm adding a fresh new perspective to council and will be honored to serve the community in this role. With running for Council, I appreciate the opportunity to listen to you. I am further researching into the issues we discuss (traffic signals, affordable housing, open space, etc.) and immersing myself to understand the facts so that I will be well versed as your councilwoman.
During the summers growing up, I helped my grandparents sell produce at a local farmer's marketing in Pennsylvania, and this is where I learned there is an intrinsic value to producing and buying locally.
Investment in local business is key to any economy, and it is no different for Westminster. As your City Councilwoman, I will promote local business as priority. This adds character within our city and is the fabric of building community.
Come on down to the Westminster Farmer's Market off of 72nd and Sheridan! You can fill a bag of produce for just $10!!! #BuyLocal #EatLocal #LindseyforWesty #ElectLindseySmith — with Lindsey Smith
A look into your future councilwoman:
In January, I was appointed by the courts to be a volunteer of CASA of Adams and Broomfield Counties. For those who don't know, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) is a volunteer-based, nonprofit organization that trains community volunteers to represent the best interests of our most vulnerable citizens - child victims of physical, sexual or emotional abuse and neglect.
As a volunteer advocate, I ensure that the child(ren) I am assigned to has a voice in court and that the judge receives up-to-date, important information so that decisions may be made regarding the child's educational and health related needs, therapy, visitation, and ultimately permanency within a home.
I invite you to attend our Light of Hope event on October 19. It was at this event last year I decided I wanted to volunteer with this amazing organization. Becoming a CASA volunteer is a life-changing experience that makes our community a better place.
In the few short weeks since I declared candidacy, my journey so far has been nothing short of amazing. I've met with so many people and talked about the many great opportunities Westminster has to offer and many areas we can continue to work on as a community. I sat down with the city manager this week to discuss issues I have heard from the community and to get answers.
Westminster residents, here are some of my commitments.
✔ I'm working hard to earn your vote.
✔ I will be your voice at City Council.
✔ I will meet with staff regularly to ask hard questions and get answers out to the community.
✔ Transparency and accountability are key.
✔ I hear you and am taking notes to take ACTION!
Through RTD's B Line, Westminster is now regionally connected through rail to the City and County of Denver, Denver International Airport, Aurora, Lakewood, Golden, Greenwood Village, Englewood, Littleton, and in the near future will be connected to Arvada, Wheat Ridge, and Lone Tree. For our city I'm committed to finding creative ways to complete the rest of the B Line through Westminster.
Furthermore, my plan is to expand beyond bus and rail. This means connecting our city through efficient, cost-effective multi-modal choices: shuttle service to the future re-development of Westminster’s downtown retail area; designated bike lanes and sidewalks in our communities - developing a safe connection from one point to another; and improving our roadways.
By the way, if you've never traveled to Denver on the B Line, please do! It's a fast, efficient way to get around. I had a meeting in Denver today. To avoid the traffic and the stress of not only driving downtown AND trying to find parking to make it to my meeting on time, I took the B Line. Taking the B Line I could focus on me and what I needed to get done in 11 minutes (the time it takes from Westminster to Denver). I could focus on making phone calls and responding to emails and not have to worry about safety. Now, thats excellent service! 😊 #LindseyForWesty
A little throwback to my childhood to where I was raised. The backyard of my house faced the Big Dry Creek Trail open space.
Today, the connections from this point of the trail can take you north, south, east and west. From here, it's a 10 minute walk to Westminster City Park and Recreation Center, a 15 minute walk to the Promenade, or a 10 minute bike ride to Front Range Community College, and so much more.
Westminster's open space and recreational parks is one of the many facets of the city. These open space areas preserve amazing views of the Rocky Mountains, and enhance recreational opportunities for residents through a series of interconnected trails.
This is a great example of how our trail system can connect communities across the Westminster area, and is an area I'll work to preserve and maintain while on City Council.