Longtime Greenwood Village resident Henry Siegel, a veteran television and film executive, is a first-time candidate running to represent District 2 on City Council.
“There’s been much shouting from both sides, which makes for a lot of noise,” the candidate said in his announcement. “It just drowns out the fundamental issue, which is that the goal of our city government is and should always be maintaining and continuing to improve the quality of life that we all enjoy here in Greenwood Village.”
Siegel counts himself a decided underdog in the campaign, amid better-known opponents who have previously served on the council or as a city-board appointee.
“I embrace being the challenger,” he said. “It makes me even more determined to work harder and be better.”
Siegel began his career as a documentary filmmaker, after which he worked as a director at CBS News and was subsequently an award-winning producer for several networks. Siegel also developed the sports-journalism course of study at the University of California at Los Angeles.
He has lectured at several universities and is currently is an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is the past president of the board of directors for the Denver Open Media Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to providing opportunities for the entire community to utilize communication technology.
According to Siegel, the other four District 2 candidates could be divided into blocks of two each, either “for development” or “against.”
In distinguishing himself, Siegel says development should not be considered a pejorative.
“It is inevitable and a desirable human condition when implemented practically, skillfully and wisely,” he said. “To bury our head in the sand is not the answer. Refusing to acknowledge the situation, hoping it will just go away is not a plan and would be counterproductive to proceed in that manner.”
Siegel calls himself the district’s only truly unaligned candidate.
“I can bring a distinctive new voice and provide the visionary leadership that Greenwood Village deserves,” he said.
Mail-in Election Day s Nov. 7.
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