About Richard Valenty

Richard Valenty is a journalist, media relations specialist and researcher. He has served at the Colorado Senate as an outreach specialist, Executive Assistant to the Majority Leader (Sen. Heath), and Deputy Communications Director. His services include editing, business writing, social media and website content writing.

Party Process: Tech is Just a Medium

By |2020-04-05T16:34:11+00:00April 4th, 2020|Blog|

John Henry Vansant, acting chair of the Boulder County Dems, really kept his cool throughout a new experience, our online county assembly! I started writing this piece just hours after leaving the Boulder County Democratic Party’s County Assembly - not by walking through the doors of a high school as usual, but by [...]

National Popular Vote: The Winner Ought to Win

By |2020-03-16T17:28:09+00:00March 16th, 2020|Blog|

The wigs and clothes are way outdated, and it's time to admit we don't have to use their electoral system anymore either! It’s 2020, not 1787, and the winner of the national popular vote should logically win the Presidency in a well-established and modern nation such as ours. I proudly and without reservation [...]

Follow the Money

By |2019-11-01T01:32:18+00:00October 11th, 2019|Election 2019|

Most Boulder races boil down to small amounts of money compared to other campaigns, but where the money comes from can be interesting! With rare exceptions, City of Boulder elections do not generate the same levels of campaign spending as many other types of campaigns. Top earners for a Boulder City Council race [...]

State of Colorado Proposition CC and Proposition DD

By |2019-10-31T17:41:14+00:00October 7th, 2019|Election 2019|

State of Colorado Proposition CC: TABOR Refunds, Education and Transportation Prop. CC would provide funding for Colorado institutions of higher education, including CU-Boulder. (Photo by Casey A. Cass) Colorado Proposition CC would end “TABOR refunds” in Colorado, and revenue that would have otherwise been refunded to taxpayers would instead be split evenly [...]

City of Boulder Ballot Issues 2H, 2I, and 2G

By |2019-10-08T15:28:51+00:00October 7th, 2019|Election 2019|

The following City of Boulder ballot issues may look pretty straightforward at first glance, and I've tried to keep this simple. However, there are a fair number of details voters may wish to consider in addition to what I've written, so I've included links to other sources of information for those with heightened levels of [...]

Orba: She Had Some Choice and Settled Here

By |2019-10-23T18:25:54+00:00October 4th, 2019|Election 2019|

              Gala Orba Gala Orba, a candidate for Boulder City Council in 2019, has taken a bit of a long and winding road to get here, but she credits Boulder as being the town where she grew into adulthood and became “who I am as a woman,” and is hoping to earn a [...]

Julca: Opportunity Zone for Whom?

By |2019-10-26T23:24:37+00:00October 4th, 2019|Election 2019|

                             Corina Julca Corina Julca, a candidate for Boulder City Council in 2019, decided to throw her hat into the local political ring in part because she learned that her rental apartment was located within the city’s Opportunity Zone parcel, and she was concerned that future redevelopment could lead to rent increases or [...]

Joseph: Worldwide Servant Looks Locally

By |2019-10-25T22:02:59+00:00October 3rd, 2019|Election 2019|

                               Junie Joseph Junie Joseph, a candidate for Boulder City Council in 2019, started this early morning interview at a coffeeshop by listing a big mug full of reasons she’d like to win a seat – she’s service-oriented, plus in short she believes there are issues with affordable housing, homelessness, socioeconomic inequity, and [...]

Celani: Community Engagement Drives Better Decisions

By |2019-10-16T18:20:43+00:00October 3rd, 2019|Election 2019|

                            Andy Celani Andy Celani, a 2019 candidate for Boulder City Council, former owner of the Smooth Motors auto dealership, and a multi-decade Boulder resident, is not shy to say he’s concerned about the city’s future. “I’m compelled to run because I see the town changing in a very fast manner, and it’s [...]

Wallach: There’s a Place for a Small, Sophisticated City

By |2019-10-22T21:56:13+00:00October 2nd, 2019|Election 2019|

                          Mark Wallach Mark Wallach, a candidate for Boulder City Council in 2019, like many candidates has big concerns about housing in Boulder. But unlike most candidates, he has deep knowledge in real estate, saying this background is part of his reason for throwing his hat into the ring, and he went on [...]