Write in candidates emerge for town seats
Candidates for the municipal elections were firmed up upon a write-in candidate deadline that expired Tuesday afternoon.
In most towns, mail ballots are being sent out to voters this week. Grand Lake is the only town in Grand County holding a polling-place-only election.
“Meet the candidates” questionnaires will be published in the Sky-Hi News the last week of March, featuring all those who are running in the April 3 election.
Three write-in candidates have filed petitions for trustee positions on the Fraser Town Board: Eileen Waldow, Cheri Sanders and Adam Cwiklin.
Two current trustees are running for re-election: Philip Naill and Vesta Shapiro. Jeff Pearson and Clark Lipscomb will be running for trustee positions. Two candidates will be vying for mayor: Scotty Brent and Peggy Smith.
Matthew Scruggs has turned in his petition for the Kremmling town board as a write-in candidate, competing with incumbent candidates Mark Mahorney and Erik Woog, alongside a plentiful pool of candidates this year. Five trustee seats are up for election, and also running are West Howell, Gina Schroeder, Scott Crandall, Scott Howell, Casey Curran and Al Dvorak.
Hot Sulphur Springs
No write-in candidates filed with the town, which leaves incumbent candidates Robert Shirley, Lucy Meirose and Kathy Knight in the election with challengers Ken Anderson, Lori Baumgardner, Summer Shuster, and Christine Lee. Three seats are up for election.
No write-in candidates filed with the town. Mayoral candidates are incumbent Jynnifer Pierro and challenger Ed Magee. Incumbent board members on the upcoming ballot are Elaine Henrekin, David Miller and Greg Mordini, alongside challenger Charles LaBrake. This fills the four available seats on the Granby town board, but voters will decide which among them will be appointed the two-year term.
The Grand Lake ballot will show the candidate for the mayoral seat, for which incumbent Judy Burke is running unopposed, and four trustee seats. No write-in candidates will be running, so the ballot will include incumbents Tom Ludwig, Elmer Lanzi, Kathy Lewis and newcomer Jim Gasner. By least number of votes cast for a particular candidate, voters will determine who will be assigned the two-year term on the board.
The Town of Winter Park has four council positions open and they will be filled by the four incumbents: Katie Riemenschneider, Mayor Jim Myers, Chris Seemann, and Jimmy Lahrman. Voters will only have ballot measures to decide on in Winter Park’s municipal election.
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