(Promoted by Colorado Pols)
Eddie Mirick was just elected to the at-large seat on Greeley’s City Council. Mirick has a 1978 felony conviction for forgery, which he lied about when he filled out the paperwork to run for City Council. The charter of Greeley, a “home-rule” city, specifically does not allow anyone convicted of a felony to be elected to City Council. Yet Mirick was elected, and City Council members have seated him, and are letting the court decide whether he will be allowed to serve.
Mirick’s eligibility to serve on City Council will be decided in District Court, pending the result of a lawsuit filed by Mirick’s opponent, Stacy (Deb) Suniga.
The makeup of Greeley’s City Council will affect the balance of power between oil and gas interests vs. the public health of residents, in one of the most fracked cities in America.
Mirick is a veteran, and lives with physical disabilities. He is active in charities and community groups. And he strongly supports oil and gas development in Greeley. Mirick benefitted from over $65,000 spent for cable TV ads from a shadowy Denver group: “Greeley for a Stronger Economy (GSE)*”. Mayor John Gates, and two other candidates for Greeley City Council: appointed member Brett Payton, who won his seat against opponent Lavonna Longwell by a grand total of 2 votes. (after recount), and Ward 3 candidate Michael Fitsimmons were also promoted by GSE advertising.