Kremmling voters elect Isaac Schonlau, Ken Bentler and Erik Woog to trustee positions
April 1, 2008
In a light turnout of voters, the citizens of Kremmling elected three trustees to Town Council in Tuesdays municipal election.Four candidates were running in the election for three trustee seats. The top vote-getters in Tuesdays election were the successful candidates.The official results are: Isaac Schonlau, 100 votes; Ken Bentler, 98 votes; Erik Woog, 93 votes; and John Cowboy Adams, 64 votes. Based upon the above results, the three candidates who have been elected are: Isaac Schonlau is a first-time candidate for the Kremmling Town Board. He was born and raised in Kremmling, graduating from West Grand High School. He has been a full-time employee of Mountain Parks Electric. He is married and has a 4-year-old daughter. Ken Bentler was the incumbent candidate who just completed his first four-year term as a Kremmling trustee. He is a six-year resident and owner of the Rocky Mountain Bar & Grill. He is married and has an 8-year-old son. Erik Woog is a first-time candidate for the Kremmling Town Board. He moved to Kremmling at age 12 and later graduated from West Grand High School. He is the owner of Alpine Motor Sports, which he opened in 1991. He is married and has a 3-1/2 year-old son.Unsuccessful in his bid for a trustee position in Tuesdays election was John Cowboy Adams, who was also a first-time candidate for the Kremmling Town Board. A 34-year-year resident of the Kremmling area and a retiree, he had the misfortune of breaking his pelvis after being thrown from a horse about 10 days ago. Despite his injuries and hospitalization, he decided to continue his candidacy.The newly elected trustees will be taking the oath of office at the Kremmling town councils next meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 7. Bentler will be sworn in for his second four-year term as a trustee. Schonlau and Woog are filling the seats being left vacant by retiring trustees Jim Sloan and Bonnie Colburn. Sloan served for 18 years while Colburn completed 11 years on the Town Council.