East Grand Election Update
Special district elections in Grand County will take place Tuesday, May 3. These elections are mail-in ballot only, and candidates must file for the election by Feb. 26.
The Fraser Valley Metropolitan Recreation District currently has two four-year terms open on its board of directors for the May 3 election. District residents Roger Hedlund and Rainie Murdoch have filed to run for the two seats.
The Tabernash Meadows Water and Sanitation District has three four-year director positions and two two-year directors positions open for the May 3 election. Grand County Clerk and Recorder Sara Rosene said her office had not received any filings for those positions.
The Winter Park Ranch Water and Sanitation District has two four-year director positions and one two-year director position open for the May 3 election. Rosene said her office had not received any filings for those positions.
The SilverCreek Water and Sanitation District has two four-year director positions open for the May 3 election. Rosene said her office had not received any filings for those positions.
The Grand County Water and Sanitation District #1 has two-four year director positions open for the May 3 election. Incumbent directors Chris Seemann and Rob Sornson have filed for the election.
The towns of Winter Park and Fraser will hold municipal elections on April 5. Fraser will hold a mail-in ballot election, while Winter Park will hold a polling place election. Winter Park Town Hall will serve as the polling place for that election.
In Fraser, Mayor Peggy and Trustee Phillip Vandernail are currently the only candidates running for mayor. Planning commissioners Parnell Quinn and Herb Meyring, Trustee Eileen Waldow and Fraser resident Sam Brewer have filed to run for three town board seats. The two candidates with the highest votes will receive four-year terms, while the candidate with the third most will receive a two-year term.
In Winter Park, Mayor Jimmy Lahrman and board members Jim Myers, Mike Periolat and Chris Seemann are running for four open board seats. Winter Park resident Art Ferrari has completed an affidavit to run as a write-in candidate. The three candidates with the highest number of votes will receive four-year terms, while the candidate with the fourth-most vote will receive a two-year term. Polls in Winter Park will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Grand County will hold its caucus on March 1. The Grand County Democratic Party will hold its county assembly at Middle Park High School on March 15 at 7 p.m. The Grand County Republican Party will hold its county assembly at Fraser Valley Elementary School on March 20 at 2 p.m. Any candidate who receives at least 30 percent of the votes cast at the county assembly is placed on the ballot. A candidate that receives more than 10 percent of the delegate vote but less than 30 percent can petition onto the primary ballot. Colorado will hold the state primary election in June and general election in November.
In Commissioner District One, Commissioner Jane Tollett, a Democrat, and Republican Rich Cimino have filed for the election with the state.
In Comissioner District Two, Commissioner Merrit Linke, a Republican, and Assessor Tom Weydert, also a Republican, have filed for the election with the state.
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