Art Goodtimes (Colorado) Wins Re-Election to County Commissioner Post
November 8, 2012 in Local Elections
Art Goodtimes won his re-election to San Miguel County Commissioner District 3, Colorado. He finished first of three candidates with 1,746 votes or 42.37 %. This is a partisan office, four year term.
From his website:
Art Goodtimes of Norwood is described on Thunderbear website thusly: A poet of quiet truths and epic hopes, a dream-spinner whose heart is made of Earth, fire, stone, water. He grew up in the embrace of San Francisco and has walked many paths. This artist, author, poet-performer, bioregionalist, paleohippie, Green county commissioner, husband, father, fungiphile, and basket weaver is hooked on heirloom spuds and southwest wind. He is the creator of Talking Gourds, a traveling tribal poetry feast, and runs the Telluride Mushroom Festival as poet-in-residence.
Goodtimes was recently featured in an article in the Colorado Statesman about the Colorado Green Party which illustrated the philosophical differences within the Green Party about whether it should focus on high profile (Congressional, legislative, etc.) races versus local races. Goodtimes, as a 16 year veteran as an elected Green on the San Miguel County Commission, strongly supports the local position in the argument. (I myself was elected to my County Board, so I can respect where he is coming from.)