2017 city council election

“Sorry you jumped to conclusions. I didn’t do it. There are 20 candidates and signs are getting moved around and stolen,” Councilwoman Marsha Berzins said in the comments. “If you had asked first, I would have told you it wasn’t me. You’re correct that this election is going south and dirty tricks abound. Sorry you blamed me with 19

The Aurora City Clerk and Recorder office verifies a candidate’s address by cross referencing with the candidate’s voter registration. At the time of the special meeting, Ricks’ given  address matched her voter registration, which is the only vetting the city does to verify that a candidate lives in the ward they are running in

Abel Laeke pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in 2004 for indecent exposure, a misdemeanor, and sexual contact without consent, a felony, according to court documents. The case landed the at-large candidate on the Colorado sex offender registry, which marks him as having a felony conviction. It’s also one of the top Google search results for ‘Abel Laeke.’