Grayson Hofferber announced last week that he’s running in Broomfield’s City Council Ward 5 race this November. He’s the first person to declare candidacy for Ward 5, and the third person to announce a bid for a City Council seat.
The 34-year-old financial planner and president of Millennial Wealth Management moved to Broomfield in 2015. As a resident and a business owner, he said he understands the interests of both community members and businesses.
Mayor Pro Tem Guyleen Castriotta, who represents Ward 5, announced last month she’s running for Mayor. Her current term ends in November.
Hofferber wants to ensure the city and county is fiscally responsible and balances both commercial and residential interests, while maintaining the integrity of the community. Economic and environmental sustainability are also a priority, he said.
“I think our community is at a crossroads. We need proven leaders to really move ourselves forward,” he said. “Ward 5 in particular needs a strong leader that understands business and development. Council more broadly needs more understanding of the long-term financial impact and how the decisions of council may impact that.”
Hofferber ran for the same seat in 2017 but he came in third behind Castriotta and Karl Honegger. At the time, he said he didn’t plan on running again.
“Understanding where we’re at I think I can be a huge asset to help us grow our community the way that we need and the way that we want,” he said of his decision to run.
Hofferber is confident in his leadership and ability to serve on City Council. He’s served on the Broomfield Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and was a founding member of the Chamber’s HYPE — Helping Young Professionals Evolve — and has served on the Board of Equalization.
“First and foremost, as a husband and a father raising children in this community and as a business owner, I have the skills and proven leadership,” he said. “I want people to know that I am here to make sure businesses have the resources necessary and the opportunities necessary to grow jobs and opportunities for all, but I also want to make sure that Broomfield continues to be a place people want to come to raise a family.”
He’s familiar with challenges residents are facing “including affordable housing shortages, multiple school districts, trouble paying bills and putting food on the table with recent employment challenges,” his website states.
Hofferber holds a degree in theater from West Texas A&M, and said there’s a huge opportunity for a larger arts scene in Broomfield. He also said he and his family are rooted in giving back to the community.
“I’ve helped numerous residents work towards achieving their financial goals and now I’m ready to do the same for our community as a whole,” his website reads. “Even without being formally involved in the community, I’ve worked with local businesses to brainstorm unique solutions to help them stay in business and have helped the community rally to support the cornerstone businesses that make Broomfield special.”
For more information, visit graysonforbroomfield.com.