Garry Sanfacon

I absolutely love living in the mountains and being so close to the natural beauty of our county. I spend a lot of time outdoors biking, hiking and fly fishing in the summer and skiing in the winter. And I participate and serve on a number of community committees and boards. More information

Sanfaçon Community Forum

Garry Sanfacon 2011

Garry Sanfacon, District 1 Boulder County Commissioner candidate

Boulder, CO– Garry Sanfaçon, candidate for Boulder County Commissioner, District 1, is hosting a community forum to help inform the public about the risks to Boulder County, including the City of Boulder, from natural gas extraction, including hydraulic facturing, commonly called fracking. The forum will take place on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 6:30 -8:30 p.m., at the Nomad Theater, located at 1410 Quince Avenue, in Boulder.

The forum will consist of a presentation by leading experts on the impacts of fracking on the environment, public health, and overall community well-being, including data specific to the City of Boulder and Boulder County. They will also present data about the failure of state regulations to prevent adverse environmental and human health impacts. The experts will answer questions from the audience following their presentation. Local youth with the environmental education and youth empowerment group, Earth Guardians, will perform their latest song about fracking and, as always, remind us that their future is in our hands.

Boulder County, including the City of Boulder, is already experiencing significant adverse impacts from natural gas extraction and fracking. With over 1800 wells that can potentially be fracked in unincorporated Boulder County (that number does not include wells in incorporated municipalities within the County), this is only the tip of the iceberg. This heavy industrial, toxic activity is occurring in neighborhoods, next to schools and on County open space.

The experts presenting will be Shane Davis, Wes Wilson and Phil Doe. Shane Davis is a research biologist and leading investigator into adverse environmental and human health impacts related to fracking in Colorado. Wes Wilson was an environmental engineer with the EPA for 30 years. He was featured in the movie Gasland as a whistleblower on the EPA’s failure to regulate fracking. Phil Doe spent his career working on water issues with the U.S. Interior Department’s Bureau of Reclamation. He is currently the Environmental Issues Director for the grassroots advocacy group Be the Change, and an activist for protecting our most precious resource, water.

Sanfacon campaign kickoff

Hello Friends:

Garry Sanfacon 2011

Garry Sanfacon, District 1 Boulder County Commissioner candidate

Please join me for my Campaign Kick-off for Boulder County Commissioner (District 1). Enjoy food and libations provided by the Pumphouse Brewery and Restaurant and the fabulous company and conversation.

When: Friday, December 9, 5:30-7:30 PM

Where: Longmont Progressive Center, 723 Main Street, Longmont, RSVP

I’m the only candidate in District 1 who has taken a strong, public stand against GMOs and fracking. We need a County Commissioner who will represent the will of the people and who is a principled leader who is actively demonstrating progressive values. I pride myself on being a good listener and I’m committed to involve citizens more in County government.

I’m against GMOs and I’m encouraging my supporters to OCCUPY the December 8 public hearing with the County Commissioners, the last chance for the public to speak out against GMOs before the Commissioners make a decision on the County Cropland Policy. Sign the petition against GMOs.

I’m opposed to fracking and I’m encouraging my supporters to sign the Food and Water Watch petition.

From the expansion of Gross Reservoir (which I oppose) to GMOs to fracking, to economic hardship, the citizens of Boulder County must be vigilant to protect our environment, our health, our well-being and our values.

I have a strong environmental record. As a Boulder County Planning Commissioner I championed a new Sustainability Element in the Comp Plan, the strongest green building code in the country and stricter house size regulations. I supported Boulder Issues 2B/2C. And I’m a member of PLAN Boulder County and the Sierra Club Indian Peaks Group.

Not only must we protect our natural environment from corporations who want to exploit it, we must help our fellow citizens impacted by the economy and provide adequate services to those in need as well as work on the root causes: quality jobs and affordable housing. I know the challenges facing the human services sector after 10 years as an Executive Director of a local non-profit and my wife’s work experience at People’s Clinic, Planned Parenthood and Mental Health Partners.

I’ve been involved in protecting and enhancing our quality of life in Boulder County for two decades. I have in-depth knowledge and first-hand experience with all geographic areas of the county and the issues they face. I have developed deep, respectful relationships with county leaders in all sectors – inside and out of County government. My progressive and principled stance, knowledge and relationships make me uniquely qualified to represent the citizens of Boulder County as we tackle tough issues ahead.

I look forward to seeing you at the kick-off!

Host Committee: Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle, Shari Malloy, Padma Wick, Boulder County Treasurer Bob Hullinghorst, James Kenworthy, Maris Dirks

You can learn more about Garry at

If you’d like to be a delegate for Garry, volunteer for his campaign, and/or endorse him, contact

If you wish to make a contribution, you can do so HERE – Thank you!

Paid for by Garry Sanfacon for County Commissioner, Kathy Guyton, Treasurer