Much like suburban areas across America, the Aurora city council elections did not go well last week for socialist Democrats.

Conservatives Dustin Zvonek and Danielle Jurinsky took both at-large races, while restauranteur Steve Sundberg defeated anarcho-socialist Bryan Lindstrom in Ward II.

Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman told the Denver Post the election results will produce majorities to tackle a number of previously stalled initiatives, including an urban camping ban and addressing rising crime.

Socialists like Ward IV councilman Juan Marcano were, naturally, in complete despair over their loss to the “sadistic death cultists.”

Voters on Tuesday put into office conservative or moderate candidates in three open seats, delivering what Juan Marcano, one of the more outspoken progressive members of Aurora’s 11-member council, called a “gut punch” to those hoping city leadership was on an inexorable leftward tack.

In comments to KMGH, council members-elect Jurinsky and Sundberg pledged to reverse the tide of partisan insanity injected into municipal government by the likes of Marcano.

Between the tied votes and vastly differing ideologies, the city council has gotten ugly at times with back and forth bickering and name calling.


In October, councilman Juan Marcano called Republicans a sadistic death cult that is the most dangerous organization that has ever existed during a recorded council meeting.


Jurinsky and Sundberg say they are going to approach their new positions with an open mind and positive attitude.

As George Brauchler pointed out in the Denver Post, conservatives in Aurora will not have an opportunity to contrast the results of their agenda with the far-left leadership in neighboring Denver. Voters in the deep-blue city rejected ballot proposals to ban group housing and toughen up enforcement of their camping ban.

The Aurora and Denver election results also mirror similar trends across the country.

Liberal socialists prevailed in deep blue cities like Boston and Cleveland, while conservatives made large gains in suburban communities like Loudoun County, Virginia and Aurora.

This shift, combined with President Biden and Michael Bennet’s tanking approval ratings in Colorado, officially put a number of Colorado statewide races on the map next year.

Senate Leadership Fund spokesman Jack Pandol pointed to Colorado’s Senate race as a pickup opportunity in comments Monday to Politico.

Pandol pointed to Colorado as an example of a state Republicans should begin to look at seriously as a Senate pickup opportunity. Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet, who is up for reelection in 2022, has seen his favorability drop from 46 percent in June to 40 percent last month, according to the Global Strategy Group poll, which was conducted for the liberal nonprofit group ProgressNow Colorado.

Another poll released Monday showed Biden’s national approval rating sinking to 38%, with more pronounced drops in support among independent voters.

  • Nearly half of those surveyed, 46%, say Biden has done a worse job as president than they expected, including 16% of those who voted for him. Independents, by 7-1 (44%-6%), say he’s done worse, not better, than they expected.

If these trends continue, the election results in Aurora last week are only the beginning for Republicans in Colorado.

Democrats may have rented the suburbs under President Trump, but if last week’s outcomes in Aurora or a comparable state like Virginia are any indication, liberals are in for a tough 2022.