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December 2, 2016

Ross Cunniff, Fort Collins City Council Member for District 5, announced his candidacy for re-election today. “I want to keep working hard to protect regular people’s quality of life,” said Cunniff.

Cunniff is completing his first term as District 5 council member. He has been a strong defender of neighborhood rights, and has pushed for policies to protect and enhance Fort Collins’ unique character, including natural areas, parks, trails, open space, and historic landmarks.

The computer industry brought Ross and his wife Jill to Fort Collins nearly 30 years ago, and they instantly knew it was home. Their love of Fort Collins has led them to volunteer for many local educational, charitable, arts, and environmental causes. They have two adult daughters and one granddaughter. Both daughters are graduates of Poudre School District.

Cunniff has been employed at NVIDIA, a computer technology company, for the past fifteen years, and has over 30 years experience in the computer industry, including significant leadership and management experience. He served eight years on the Poudre School District Board of Education, including nearly three years as its President. In his spare time, Cunniff enjoys biking, hiking, stargazing, photography, and woodworking.

When asked why he is running, Cunniff said, “I want to continue serving the citizens of Fort Collins and protecting their interests, and I will keep holding city government accountable and open to its residents. Together, we can keep Fort Collins a special place to live.”