Town boards accept candidate petitions
The communities of Grand Lake, Granby, Fraser, Winter Park, Hot Sulphur Springs and Kremmling are all scheduled to hold local government elections for Town Boards this April. The Sky-Hi News reached out to town clerks from the various communities in Grand County for a list of all persons who officially submitted petitions to have their names placed on this year’s ballot.
This spring Grand Lake will look to fill five seats on the Town Board. Local residents will get to cast their vote for Town Mayor as well as four open Trustee seats. Of the Trustee seats that will be up for election three of the seats are for four-year terms while one of the seats is for a two-year term. The lowest vote tallied winning Trustee in the election will fill the two-year term. The Mayor of Grand Lake serves a four-year term. Running for Mayor in Grand Lake is Judy Burke and James Peterson. Candidates for Town Trustee include Dustin Barnes, Richard Allen Dickenson, Jim Gasner, Tom Goodfellow, Stephan Kudron and Kathy Lewis.
Granby has five seats open for election on the Board of Trustees this April. Granby will look to elect a new mayor to a four-year term and four Trustees, of which three Trustee seats are for four-year terms and one Trustee seat is for a two-year term. The top three vote receiving Trustee candidates will be awarded four-year terms while the fourth highest receiver of votes will be awarded a two-year term.
Mayor candidates for Granby include Richard Broady, Paul Chavoustie and David Lockwood. Trustee candidates for Granby include Bethany Hardy, Jane Harmon, Rebecca Johnson, Greg Mordini, Nicholas Raible and Paul Robertson.
The Town of Kremmling had three seats open for this years election. According to Kremmling Town Clerk Rhonda Shearer the Town received only three nominating petitions for the three available seats. The three individuals who submitted nominating petitions are all currently incumbents on the Kremmling Board. Those incumbent candidates are Casey Curran, Gina Schroeder and Jason Wikberg.
Unless the Town of Kremmling receives affidavits for write-in candidates by Monday Feb. 1 all three of the current candidates will be named to the board and the spring election will be canceled in Kremmling.
The Town of Fraser had the mayor and three Trustee positions up for election. The following are up for re-election: Mayor Smith, Trustee’s Vandernail, Waldow and Mather.
Trustee Vandernail is running for mayor, Trustee Waldow will run for re-election, Trustee Mather did not pick up a petition to run for re-election.
Mayoral Candidates are Incumbent Peggy Smith and Philip Vandernail. Trustees are Incumbent Eileen Waldow, Parnell Quinn, Sam Brewer, and Herb Meyring.
Four council seats including the mayoral seat are up for election. Mayor Jimmy Lahrman and council members Chris Seemann, Mike Periolat and Jim Myers, whose seats are up for election, have all filed for reelection, said Town Clerk Taryn Martin. No additional petitions were filed with the town, Martin said. The available seats, which include three four-year terms and one two-year term, will be allocated based on vote totals.
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