Monday, June 16, 2014

Lowderman: Wait just a second here

Posted By on Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 5:41 PM

click to enlarge Mark Lowderman
  • Mark Lowderman
El Paso County Assessor Mark Lowderman is none too pleased at how his Republican opponent for El Paso County Treasurer, Duncan Bremer, is characterizing him on Bremer's campaign website.

Under the header "Compare," Bremer, a former county commissioner, has a chart listing his accomplishments against Lowderman's. Lowderman, unsurprisingly, comes out looking less experienced and less conservative. (Check out the chart here.) But Lowderman's camp says the chart is inaccurate and released its own version, which simply lists Lowderman's achievements.

Lowderman's campaign is eager to dispute Bremer's claims because with no Democratic challenger, the Republican primary on June 24 will decide the winner of the seat.

Interested? Take a look at Bremer's chart in the above link and check it against the one provided by Lowderman's campaign below. 

PROFESSION/WORK - Owned and operated Mark Lowderman & Associates, a real estate and consultation firm, from 1983 to 1995. In 1995, County Assessor John Bass recruited me to assist the Assessor's Office with the then new, VAX conversion project.

LOCAL CONSERVATIVE ACTIVISM - Life-long registered Republican and Colorado Springs native.I've donated to countless conservative Republican groups and organizations, including the local El Paso County GOP.

VOLUNTEERED FOR THE LOCAL PARTY - Active Republican. I've worked with Party chairs when something was needed. I served on Dan May's steering committee when he was a candidate for District Attorney. I have walked precincts, coordinated signage and volunteered on campaigns and importantly, I have donated financially to our Republican Party efforts.

KEY ENDORSER - District Attorney Dan May, Former County Assessor John Bass, Former County Treasurers Ken Kile and Sandra Damron and more...

GRASSROOTS BACKGROUND - Served as a Republican Delegate throughout the years.

PRO GUN - I am the "ONLY" candidate in this race for Treasurer endorsed by the Pikes Peak Firearms Coalition, and have been endorsed both times when I ran for Assessor. I believe in our Constitutional freedoms including the 2nd Amendment!

PRO LIFE - Yes, and I believe life begins at conception.

WORKED WITH TEA PARTY GROUPS - Yes. Among my many endorsements, I am backed by David Kelly and his group, Liberty First.

VOTED ON RECORD - Yes. I am currently the Vice Chair of the El Paso County Medical Benefits Trust Board.

ADVOCATE FOR PERA SOLVENCY - El Paso County government's retirement system has nothing to do with the State's PERA system, however, I do believe the County's retirement system should provide solid investment options and solvency.


UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION OF THE OFFICE OF TREASURER - Yes. As the County Assessor I have taken an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Colorado. I would continue my commitment to Constitutional values and have the track record to prove it.

PROPERTY TAXES - I feel very passionate about my obligation to the taxpayers by informing you of potential tax breaks for qualified citizens. Read the recent letter regarding the Senior Homestead Property Tax Exemption as your current County Assessor that was sent to senior citizens informing them of their rights to take advantage of this State funded tax exemption which was approved in this legislative session. In addition, In 2002, my opponent was the only commissioner who voted to oppose the elimination of the Business Personal Property Tax which has saved local businesses millions of dollars since it was phased out. In fact, El Paso County is the only county out of 64 counties in the State of Colorado that does not impose the Business Personal Property Tax on local businesses.

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