Why I’m Running for Re-Election in Ward I
When my wife Ivone, and I, decided to begin a family together, we chose Longmont. Not only is it close to Boulder, where we were living as I attended graduate school at the University of Colorado’s law and business schools, but it’s near Greeley, where I grew up (and my parents still live). Longmont has a wonderful hometown feel, excellent amenities, and a culture that fits well with our family’s values. In the many years since making Longmont our home, Ivone and I have never regretted our choice, and I’m honored to have now-served our wonderful city as it’s Ward 1 representative on City Council for the past 3 ½ years.
For many years, I was given the opportunity to travel the world, working with CEO’s and executives as a result of my involvement in researching and producing the New York Times bestseller, Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap . . . and Other Don’t. I now have a small business that provides legal services, the Bagley Law Firm, and have taught as a Senior Lecturer (i.e., visiting professor) at the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business. These unique experiences have positively shaped my vision and beliefs as to how communities can thrive.
When I first ran for city council in 2011, I stated that, “I strongly believe that when we work together to establish win/win results, avoiding a ‘you must lose for me to win’ mentality, we can – and will – reach effective solutions to the obstacles Longmont presently faces, and take advantage of the many opportunities currently available.” Together, over the past few years, we have done just this.