It is hard to imagine that at this time last year, Californian David Crowder came to Loveland for the first time to accept a job as McWhinney’s lobbyist in local affairs and governance.
Today, he has access and influence over who is seeking public office in Loveland that surpasses any long term residents or business owners. To add insult to injury, Crowder is drawing his salary from public dollars from Centerra’s Metro Districts to spend his day dabblying in local politics and lobbying our city council with unprecedented access to preserve his six figure salary coming from so-called “public” funds.
McWhinney has discovered that by divide and conquer they can maintain control of Loveland’s City Council from both sides of the political isle. When downtown business owner Jacki Marsh appeared to be the only candidate running for Ward II, while calling for an audit of Centerra and allowing residents of Centerra to control their board instead of McWhinney alone, the call went out to find “high-quality woman to run in Ward II.”
At the ready were Councilwoman Leah Johnson, a Democrat, and State House Representative Hugh McKean, a Republican. Each coveting their relationship with the McWhinney brothers, worked diligently apparently with Crowder to recruit that “high-quality” female candidate to defeat McWhinney’s downtown critic. Both perhaps too foolish to understand they were being played recruited and introduced to our community pro-McWhinney candidates for the previously low-profile Loveland Ward II council race. Each acting as pawns in McWhinney’s sophisticated strategy to retain control of Loveland’s City Council and ultimately all the tax dollars collected in Centerra.
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