Mike Shelton

About Mike

Mike grew up in the nearby towns of Gunbarrel and Longmont and moved to Broomfield in 2009. A philosophical thinker, he was elected to City Council in 2011. He was re-elected in 2015 and his current term ends in 2019. Mike is a renter living in the historic First Filing District.


Mike went to Colorado State University for two years and finished at the Metropolitan State University of Denver with a bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems and a focus in Program Management focus.

Occupation and Experience

After working in the IT field for a decade, including Sun Microsystems, Mike began working for local neighborhood and real estate magazines as a sales associate, staff writer, and editor. He works part-time at Tortugas in Longmont, an excellent family-owned fish house that's been open for 25 years.

Service Outside Council

  • Founding Member and perpetual Officer of Liberty Toastmasters North.
  • Co-Founder of Liberty on the Rocks Flatirons, a social group that talks about political philosophy.
  • As an Eagle Scout himself, Mike is happy to talk to younger Scouts at their meetings.
  • Mike also volunteers for Liberty Day, a non-profit organization that teaches 5th graders about the Constitution. Constitution Week is September 17-23.

Service on Council

  • 4 years as member of the Open Space and Trails Advisory Committee
  • 4 years as treasurer of the Broomfield-Westminster Open Space Foundation Board
  • 7 years as member of the Rocky Flats Stewardship Council
  • 2 years as member of the Colorado Municipal League Policy Committee
  • 5 years as member and secretary of the Northwest Parkway Highway Authority

Spare Time Activities

  • Reading, writing, learning, speaking
  • Meeting up with friends for laughs.
  • Biking, hiking and some volleyball every now-and-then.

Philosophy of Local Government

A good government will first and foremost protect the rights of individuals—the smallest minority there is. By protecting an individual's rights to property and association, the government can create the conditions for a stable, civil society where people and institutions will flourish. A good government will consider itself a member of the community and a facilitator; not their benefactor, nor their ruler. A good government will foster friendships and partnerships and strive to be a good neighbor by behaving courteously and respectfully. A good government will solicit citizen input and engage community resources to accomplish common goals and plan for the future. A good representative will be cognizant of these traits and always vigilant in their protection.