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Eagle mayor Yuri Kostick drops out of commissioner consideration

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Yuri Kostick

EAGLE — Eagle Mayor Yuri Kostick has withdrawn his name from consideration as a candidate for the Eagle County Commissioner District 2 vacancy.

He made the announcement Wednesday, the same day that the Eagle County Democratic Party vacancy committee slated interviews of the six candidates for the job.

"After serious introspection and deliberation with my family, friends, and advisors, I have determined that it is not in my best interest, Eagle County's, or the town of Eagle's to pursue the vacancy," said Kostick in a written statement released Wednesday. "There are many reasons which led to this decision but, perhaps, the most important is that I feel very strongly about keeping my current commitment to the town of Eagle as mayor. I have thought long and hard about the promises I made to the people of the town of Eagle. I feel that I need more time to finish what I have started."

The vacancy committee conducted interviews with the remaining candidates on Wednesday evening. The remaining candidates are: Donald "Jerry" McMahan, of Avon; Adam Palmer, of Eagle; Kathy Chandler-Henry, of Eagle; Rohn Robbins, of Edwards and Paul Witt, of Eagle.

Interviews of the six candidates will be televised. The county television channel, ecotv18, recorded the interviews on Wednesday evening. The interviews will re-run on ecotv18 throughout the next week. Check the county website at http://www.eaglecounty.us/Communications/ecotv18schedule for the schedule. The broadcast is available online anytime at the same location under the links "Archived Programming" in the "Specials" category.