The Gypsum Town Council candidate field has jumped to seven.
Four candidates turned in petitions to challenge three incumbents who are running for re-election.
Ballots for the mail-in election will be counted April 3.
The incumbents are Tom Edwards, Gary Lebo and Kyle Hall. Edwards and Lebo are both in their third consecutive terms as council members, and Hall is in his first term. Edwards is a retired architect. Lebo owns Alpenglow Property Management Inc. and is also is a real estate broker. Hall is a detective with the Eagle County Sheriff's Department.
The challengers are:
• Beric Christiansen, a former CFO of Eddie Bauer and VP of Payless Shoes.
• Ross Graves, a self-employed real estate developer and land planner.
• Jim Kinser, who is self-employed in insurance management as a recruiter, trainer and supervisor working under contract with Farmers Insurance Group.
• Stanley McElderry, a a town of Eagle Public Works employee.
The election is by mail-in ballot only. Ballots will be sent to Gypsum voters between March 13 and 18, and are due by April 3.
The Eagle Valley Enterprise will publish candidate questionnaires in its Thursday, March 22 edition.