Greenwood Village City Councilmember Dave Bullock has announced he will seek re-election for a second term representing District 1.
Bullock was one of three councilmembers to publicly oppose a proposed controversial amendment to the city’s Comprehensive Plan that would have opened the door to a high-density, transit-oriented development. He also lobbied to send the issue to a public referendum, which he worked to successfully defeat in June.
“During the past year, over 80 percent of all resident feedback strongly opposed the changes to the Comp Plan,” Bullock said. “To anyone who was listening, the results of this election should have been of no surprise. That is one of the primary reasons why I voted no.”
The referendum vote has been considered just one step in a long process of redeveloping what has been called the Orchard Station Subarea west of I-25.
Bullock stresses that his position was not one of being anti-development.
“I am for responsible development, and I will always vote in favor of limiting height, density and mix-use, all of which will have a direct impact on traffic congestion,” he said. “The reason I am running for a second term is to continue to preserve and protect the unique character of Greenwood Village.”
Fellow Councilmember Steve Moran said, “Dave believes strongly that it is the responsibility of councilmembers to listen to those who live in their district and represent their values. There are still many decisions that council will make in the future. Residents in District 1 can be assured that Dave will be their voice.”
During Bullock’s time on council, he has served on an intergovernmental Highline Canal Committee dedicated to preserving the valued recreation and open-space amenity. Prior to council, he served four years on the Greenwood Village Planning and Zoning Commission.
For more than three decades, Bullock worked in the financial-services and investment-management industry, where he was the CEO of three multi-billion-dollar companies—Transamerica Capital, Old Mutual Capital and ING Funds Distributor. He also served as the president of three public boards and has been active in community affairs, including Boy Scouts of America. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University.
Bullock has been married to his wife Kathy for 38 years. They have five married children and nine grandchildren. They have lived in Greenwood Village’s District 1 for 28 years.
“I don’t think about my position on City Council as being in politics,” the candidate said. “I look upon this as my community service and giving back to a Village that we love and cherish, a place where we raised our family and have made life-long friendships.”
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