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“If elected, I promise to support safe, clean, livable neighborhoods. Just as I have on the Poudre School District Board of Education, I will be a strong voice with innovative ideas to create solutions and will work to keep Fort Collins great. I pledge to work collaboratively for our community.”

Look Who Stands with Susan!

Joe Neguse, U.S. Congressman, Colorado 2nd Congressional District 
"I am pleased to endorse Susan Gutowsky for Fort Collins City Council, District 1. The challenges before our community are truly unprecedented and will require experienced, collaborative and innovative leadership from all levels of government. Susan's proven leadership will serve residents of District 1 well. She will work tirelessly to support individuals, families, and small businesses as we work to recover and rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic. Please join me in supporting Susan Gutowsky for re-election to Fort Collins City Council, District 1."

Betsy Markey, former US Representative, Colorado 4th Congressional District 

Joann Ginal, State Senator, former Representative, and District 1 Resident

"As a resident of District 1, I care deeply about choosing the best person to represent us. Susan Gutowsky brings experience and vision to City Council and will do what is right for the citizens of District 1 and our entire community. I proudly support her."

Kristin Stephens, Current Larimer County Commissioner, former Fort Collins City Council member 

"I support Susan Gutowsky because I have seen firsthand how much she cares about her District and our City.  She listens to all viewpoints and meets regularly with her constituents to hear their concerns.  Susan is a thoughtful leader and we need her voice on City Council."

John Kefalas, Current Larimer County Commissioner, former State Senator

"Susan Gutowsky is an excellent public servant for District 1. She cares deeply about our community, and she has demonstrated the ability to work together for the common good."

Bob Overbeck, Current Larimer County Assessor, former District 1 City Council Representative 

"I could not be happier with Susan's work on Council, she has been a fierce advocate for safe neighborhoods, equity and inclusion, a free-flowing Poudre River and a true advocate for the people and businesses in the face of the pandemic." 

Jody Shadduck McNally, Current Larimer County Commissioner 

Cathy Kipp, Colorado State Representative

"I have had the great pleasure of serving with Susan Gutowksy as a fellow school board member for the past seven years. I believe she can take the skills she has developed working on the school board and serve the City of Fort Collins well."

Jeni Arndt, Colorado State Representative

"I believe that District 1 should be represented by a Council member who is committed to ensuring that the voices of ALL of the people are heard. Susan Gutowsky is that person, and I strongly support her for City Council."

Ross Cunniff, Current Mayor Pro-tem Fort Collins City Council, Fort Collins City Council member, District 5

Julie Pignataro, Current Fort Collins City Council Member

"It has been such a pleasure to serve on City Council with Susan over the past two years. She is very thoughtful about decisions and has the wonderful ability to empathize with the community on all sides of an issue. Susan demonstrated what it means to be a true representative to her constituents in District 1."

Ben Manvel, Former City Council member, District 1 

Gina Janett, Former City Council member, Mayor Pro Tem

Susan Kirkpatrick, Former Mayor, and Downtown Business Owner

Bob Bacon, Former State Senator

"Over the many years that Susan has lived in Fort Collins, she has demonstrated a tireless commitment to serving our community. Through her work on the PSD Board of Education and the numerous non-profits she volunteers with, it is evident that service is her passion." 


Community Endorsements 

Patricia Miller, Executive Director, Alianza NORCO

"Susan is a strong and compassionate voice for the diverse community that she serves. She cares about livability issues for all of her constituents, including the immigrant community. I look forward to continuing to work with Susan to create a safe and welcoming city for our new Americans."

Kimberly B. Medina

Fuerza Latina

"As our city grows and we see an influx of newcomers, it is important that someone speak for the members of our community with a less powerful voice. I believe that Susan Gutowsky is that person. It is important that the benefits of living in this beautiful city extend to all of our residents, and having Susan on the City Council will help us ensure that we all thrive and that no members of our community are left behind."

Christophe Febvre, President, Poudre School District Board of Education

"Throughout the years that I have known Susan Gutowsky, I have valued her thoughtful leadership, her meaningful experience, and her eloquent demeanor. She will bring these qualities to her work on City Council in a way that will contribute to collaborative engagement and mindful decision-making."   

Kristin Draper, Director, Poudre School District Board of Education

"Susan is friendly, approachable, and communicates well with a wide range of constituents. She has lived in Fort Collins, District 1, for 40 years, so she knows the changes the city has undergone and continues to go through. Her desire is for people from all walks of life to be able to thrive in this amazing place."

Bill See, Chairman, Project Smile Corporation

"I am a fan of Susan's willingness to serve others. During her years on the Board, she was an able and dependable leader and gave great support to our work's mission and activities at Project Smile. I strongly support Susan Gutowsky for City Council District 1."

Carol Ann Hixon

"Susan is a champion for all and a passionate advocate for diverse constituents. She looks at broad community needs to weave a strong government."

Gary Wockner, Environmental activist 

"Susan has been an outspoken voice for the voiceless in Fort Collins- both the people and natural world that doesn't have the opportunity to speak for themselves.  I wholeheartedly endorse her for another four years on City Council."

Kevin Brinkman

"I have known Susan Gutowsky for over 25 years and personally know that she embodies everything that makes Fort Collins great. She is passionate about ensuring that our city is vibrant, clean, safe, and livable."

Sonny Lubick, Former CSU Football Coach

Jonathan Runge

"I have known Susan for nine years. She considers all sides of important issues and is one of the most responsible, responsive, and honest politicians I have met. She has done great work with children throughout her life, has been a very positive supporter of neighborhood schools, and an excellent community leader. I wholeheartedly support her in the upcoming City Council election." 

Tom Balchak. Former President of the Poudre School District Board of Education

"Susan Gutowsky brings a governing philosophy based on finding pragmatic solutions to issues over political ideology. She is thoughtful in deliberations, diligent on her research, and careful to consider unintended consequences in her responsible decision making."       

David Trask. Former Vice-President, Poudre School District Board of Education                     

"Susan Gutowsky brings a governing philosophy based on finding pragmatic solutions to issues over political ideology. She is thoughtful in deliberations, diligent on her research, and careful to consider unintended consequences in her responsible decision making."

Mary Hasl

"I have known Susan Gutowsky for many years, and I find her to be a thoughtful listener, fair in her decision making, tenacious in her dedication, and steadfastly committed to the greater good. Her presence on City Council will inspire her fellow Council members and assurance to the Fort Collins community that their voice matters."

Mark Keller

"Service is Susan's passion, and I am confident she will work tirelessly to ensure our city remains clean, safe, and prosperous. Most importantly, she is fair-minded, thoughtful, and has a huge heart. I support Susan Gutowsky for City Council District 1."

Jody Snow, Vice-President, Museo de las Tres Colonias

"I have had the opportunity to work closely with Susan Gutowsky on the board of El Museo de las Tres Colonias as we work hard to resurrect 'El Museo' She is passionate about preserving its history and creating a place that everyone in the community can enjoy. The City Council would be lucky to have her knowledge, talent, leadership, and ability to work with a wide variety of constituents in diverse demographics. She would be an excellent representative for District 1."  

Carolyn Reed, Owner, Silver Mine Subs

"During our work together in the PSD BOE, Susan and I were very interested in developing strategies for non-college-bound students to identify their passions and design their learning around their career objectives—to be workforce-ready upon graduation."    

Jeannie Craft, Operations Coordinator for Project Smile

"Susan Gutowsky was instrumental in the needed to get the non-profit Project Smile started in the Poudre School District. She was one of Project Smile's original board members and volunteered at the dental/vision screenings, putting together the 'goodie bags,' and organizing our annual fundraising luncheon. I believe that Susan's service is her passion. She cares."  

Jan Borman

"I have known Susan for many years and have watched her in leadership positions, passionately and tirelessly working for people across our community in multiple neighborhoods and multiple zip codes. Susan will bring this passion to her role on City Council and will serve our community well."

Stacy Plemmons, Past President, Rotary Club of Fort Collins

"I have known Susan through our work as the Scholarship Chairman for the Rotary Club of Fort Collins. Under her leadership, the committee has selected exceptional, inspirational, and diverse PSD students who represent well the treasure that is Fort Collins. I strongly support her for City Council District 1."      

Sarah Belleau

"I find Susan to be extremely approachable, open-minded, reasonable, honest, and engaging. She approaches her leadership roles seriously and expresses sincere concern for the people she represents. I highly recommend Susan Gutowsky for City Council District 1."                  


Sierra Club

Protect our Old Town Homes

Other Endorsements

Karlee Gutierrez

Karson Maitland

Forrest and Judy Boggs

Marty Marsh

Kimberly Palmer

Sally Lee

Kristin Kirkpatrick

Betty Brown

Jackie Martine

Terrie Cornell

Connie Bevell

Sandy Godfrey

Carolyn Coleman 

Hal Kinard 

Rich and Patti Martinez