As a former editor and editorial page editor of the Daily Camera, I had the privilege of interviewing scores of candidates for city councils throughout Boulder County.To my delight, I found virtually all of them likable, passionate and determined as they vied for the newspaper’s endorsement.
Making those selections was always difficult. One quick way our Editorial Board narrowed the field was to ask what the candidates had done in terms of community public service to better qualify them for a position as important as helping govern their city. In short, had they served on a city board or commission, or even volunteered with a human services agency? I was always surprised at how many had no such experience.
Now retired and living in Louisville, I still ask such questions. And I want my community to know that it has a candidate in Ward 2 who has demonstrated her caring and commitment to the community year after year.
She is Susan Loo, a 20-year Louisville-ite. Loo is a wonderful mother who has found the time and energy not only to be a community volunteer but to serve for eight years on the Louisville Planning Commission, the (unpaid) governing body that digs into property, zoning and development issues long before they reach the city council.
When you drive by the new public library, enjoy the beauty of our open space and trails, see development that makes sense and meets zoning and code requirements, just know that Susan Loo has been part of making all that happen for nearly a decade.
You can’t argue with that level of dedication and experience. I hope you agree and will join me in supporting Susan Loo.